Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NDT workshop

On   treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy and other
(Only for Hypertonia) Neuromotor disorders

date24& 25 September , 2011

Contact Details: Jaya Rehabilitation Institute and Research Center
Bidada, Mandvi, Kutch, Gujarat, India – 370435
Phone: 02834-244 444/244 143, Fax: 02834-244 466,
E-mail ID –
(Please use both e-mail ID)
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WHO Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers

Humanitarian emergencies - like earthquakes, extreme drought, or war - not only affect people's physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. A new guide makes sure that best practices are consistently applied in humanitarian settings to improve the mental health of disaster affected populations. This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities. This document provides technical guidance to implement the WHO Mental Health Global Action Programme (mhGAP). 

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scientific Awards/Trophy for OTICON 2012

Sr. No.
Name of the Awards/ Trophy

For Members

Kamala V. Nimkar Trophy
Best Scientific Paper of OTICON’12
AIOTA Trophy
Best Scientific Paper in Mental Health
Kailash Merchant Award
Best Scientific Paper in Neurology
KEMOT Youth Talent Award for Best Scientific Paper by Therapist graduated after 15th Jan’07
Open Category
Dr. N Swaroop  AIOTA Trophy Best Orthotic Devices
Open Category
AIOTA Trophy for Best Adaptive Devices
Open Category
AIOTA Trophy for Best Assessment Tool/ therapeutic Device
Open Category

For Students

AIOTA Trophy for Best Poster
Biomimicry & Assistive Technology
AIOTA Trophy for Best Model
Occupational Therapy Park
AIOTA Trophy Best street Play
Social Transformation & Occupational Therapy
Gold Medal Awards for Best OT Graduates of 2012( From Orissa Branch of AIOTA)
Noncompetitive Category

Mailing Address of scientific Chairperson
Chairperson, Scientific Program Committee, OTICON 2012
Dr. Vijay Batra,
A-3/90,Paschim Vihar,New Delhi 110063 
Mobile: 09811147917, 09868038335
Last date of submitting entries scientific category:

Sr. No.
Type of Entries
Last Date of Submission
Abstract of competitive papers (2 copies)
15th  October, 2011
Abstract of Non competitive papers (2 copies)
30th October, 2011
Abstract of Scientific Exhibits – Orthotic Device, Assistive Devices & Assessment Tool / Therapeutic Device
15th  October, 2011
Competitive Papers (5 copies)
(Three copies of complete paper and Two copies in concise form as per IJOT Guidelines for publication purpose if decided by Editorial Body and one soft copy)
15th November, 2011
Non competitive papers (3 copies)
(One copy of complete paper and Two copies in concise form as per IJOT Guidelines for publication purpose if decided by Editorial Body and one soft copy)
30th November, 2011
Minimovie Noncompetitive Category
30th November, 2011
Confirmation of the Institute participation
(For Poster, Model and Street Play)
15th December, 2011

Information Courtesy :Kunal Desai

Special Event in OTICON2012

Organizing committee of OTICON 2012  is announcing a special event  in association with All India Occupational Therapists’ Association.
Name of the event: Essay competition
Topic of the essay:
1.      Changing the aspects of Occupational Therapy to compete with current & future India.
2.      New perspective for Occupational Therapy in India
3.      Need for change in current Occupational Therapy in India
General Instructions:
1.      Language- English. Maximum of 2500 words
2.      Member have to attempt any one of the above 3 topics
3.      Best essay will be awarded.
4.      Registration is not mandatory for this competition.
5.      All essays should be sent to Conference Secretariat, OTICON 2012 via email or by post along with 2 hard copies.
6.      First page of paper should contain a complete title along with author’s details.
7.      The content of the essay should be accurate, self contained, concise, legible, relevant and of correct length duly typed on A4 size paper in Times New Roman with font size of 14 & 1.5 spacing.
8.      Hand Written essay will not be accepted.
9.      Decision of organizing secretary regarding submission & Judges regarding results will be final.

Conference secretariat : OTICON 2012
Dr. Kunal Desai, conference Co-Ordinator 406, shree Samarth Villa, sonar wadi, opposite premraj CHS, near Deshmukh garden , mahatma Phule Road , mulund (E) Mumbai 400081, Maharashtra, india tel +91 9987595772/ 9987595771

Information courtesy: Kunal desai

Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists Presentation

WFOT is pleased to announce the availability of a PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of the professions Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists. The presentations are available in English and Spanish and available for public access

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Inga-Britt Lindstrom grant award 2011 - Sweden

Inga-Britt Lindstrom grant award 2011 - Sweden
The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists (FSA) has established a grant award in the name of Inga-Britt Lindstrom, who has been the president of the FSA in 1970-2008. FSA invites applications from foreign occupational therapists and occupational therapy students. The grant is offered to individuals or teams from countries where occupational therapy is under development.
We are pleased to announce the grant award of 2011. The maximum amount of the grant is 10 000 Swedish Kronor (about 1000 Euro) per year.

The purpose of the grant is to develop occupational therapy in the applicant's native country. The grant is anticipated to be used to supplement in part the costs associated with activities such as:
* participation in occupational therapy workshops, seminars, conferences or congresses in Sweden,
* study visits or auscultation in Sweden aimed at gathering extensive knowledge of occupational therapy practice,
* studies in Sweden at the doctorate or masters level related to research and education in occupational therapy, or
* presenting an abstract at COTEC or WFOT congresses.
The application should contain an accurate description of the use of the grant and expected results. Closing date for the application is 1 September 2011.
For details please visit : 

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Who should attend? 
Ergonomists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Human Resources, Facilities and
Health and Safety Professionals.
Dates: September 16-18, 2011
Venue: 560062, India. RECOUP Auditorium, #312, Further Extension of Anjanapura Layout, Bangalor

1.Methods to assess levels of musculoskeletal discomfort among workers: NIOSH discomfort surveys, the
     Dutch Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (DMQ), University of Michigan Upper Extremity Questionnaire
      (UMUEQ), Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Survey, Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) etc.
  2. Postural and Psychosocial Risk Assessment Questionnaires
   3. Postural evaluation tools: PLIBEL, Quick Exposure Checklist (QEC), OWAS
   4. Postural evaluation tools: Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA), Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA),
        Simple Model for Comprehensive Evaluation of Risks of Musculoskeletal Disorders(MODSI), The Strain Index
   5. Measurement of work effort and fatigue: Borg Ratings of Perceived Exertion Scale, Muscle Fatigue
          Assessment Method, Hand Activity Level (HAL)
   6. Methods for assessing back injury risks: Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, Snook tables
   7. The Occupational Repetitive Action (OCRA) Methods: OCRA Index and OCRA Checklist

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Occupational therapy posts( 5) Available in Com Deal Trust, Bangalore, India

Post name
Salary Scale
Trning coordinator ( PHD with OT) one post
Lecturer  Occupational Therapy ( one post )
Senior Occupational Therapy ( One Post )
Research Assistant
Jr Occupational therapy

Friday, August 19, 2011


From 19.09.2011 to 23.09.2011
Venue: Department of Epidemiology
The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University,
69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai – 600 032.

Potential Participants:
Students who are interested in learning about Research Methodology eg., Research
Scholars, Ph.D., students in any Medical / Paramedical subjects / M.D.,/ M.S.,/ MDS

Design of the Workshop
Lectures, discussions, Practical Sessions and Hands on training

Registration fee: 3000 Rs.

Contact Person: Dr.S.Joseph Maria Adaikalam,MD(S),MSc(Epid)
Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology
The T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University,
69, Anna Salai, Guindy,Chennai-600 032.
Phone: 044- 22200713
Mobile: (0)8428120323

For details please visit :

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Occupational Therapy Vacancy at NIMH

Respected Sir
" Required 1 MOT and 1 BOT on guest faculty basis for the research project in Hyderabad National Institute for Mentally Handicapped. For details contact Mugesh at or call at 9441675885. "
Snehal Vaidya

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Call for Scientific Papers for Annual Conference of AIOTA in GOA, INDIA

Now you can submit your abstract for the XXXXIX Annual National conference of AIOTA from 16th January 2012 to 18th January 2012 GOA, India

For more details about AIOTA Annual conference please visit :

Call for Scientific Papers College of Occupational Therapists 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Now you can submit your abstract for the College of Occupational Therapists  36th Annual Conference .
College of Occupational Therapist’s 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition
and Specialist Section - Mental Health Annual Conference are going to held
12-14 June 2012 at Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Glasgow, Scotland

You can choose from the following formats:
§  Paper presentation
10 minutes to introduce your work in a precise format followed by 5 minutes for questions.
§  Seminar
40 minutes to present an in-depth exploration of your work.
§  Round table 
A 40 minute forum for active debate, with up to 30 participants.
§  Workshop
A 90 minute interactive workshop, with up to 30 participants.
§  Facilitated poster discussion
5 minutes to introduce your poster followed by an opportunity to discuss your work with a facilitated group of up to 20 participants.
§  Innovative technology presentation
A poster site with a chance to demonstrate equipment or materials you have designed or produced.
§  Poster display
Traditional poster presentation with dedicated viewing time throughout the conference

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Anniversary of This BLOG

In 13th august 2009 I started this BLOG today its completed 2 years .Today is 3rd birthday of this blog. I want to share few facts about this blog with you all who are the well wisher and supporter and follower of that blog.
I remember first follower of that blog was PM (still date I don’t know her name). Now 185 people are following (according to blog follower list).
In 2011 it already crossed 100 posts.
This year I started a face book group in same name to provide small update about BLOG post and many more.
Now professional from 64 countries are visiting this blog. According to Blog statistic professional visited this site 21917 times and it’s quite encouraging for me.
In this occasion I want to say thank you to all contributor of this blog .
Email: Mo: 07760064744 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Occupational Therapy Vacancies on Contract Basis in Maulana Azad Medical College New Delhi August 2011

Date & Time of Interview: 5th September, 2011 at 1:30 pm.
Venue: Maulana Azad Medical College , Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-02
Post: Occupational Therapist
No. of Post: 01 post (UR)
Remuneration: Rs. 20,385/- Consolidated per month. (Inclusive of all allowances)
Age Limit: 30 years
Last Date: 25th August, 2011
How to Apply:
Application in the prescribed format along with attested copies of required documents should reach the Office of Dean,
Maulana Azad Medical College,
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-02
Along with the prescribed fee of Rs. 200/- (for Gen.  & OBC candidates and there is no fee for SC/ST/ PH candidates) in the form of Demand Draft/Pay Order/Bankers Cheque in favour of “Dean, MAMC’ payable at Delhi.