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The Occupational Therapy Show – the profession’s event


fm8r7715“For OTs, this show is almost unprecedented in the amount of CPD that it offers. The education you can get at this show is really exciting and there’s something for everyone, no matter what field you work in. For me, it’s vital to keep up to date with new products and services, so the trade floor has been particularly useful.”

Mary Booth, Occupational Therapist, Specialist Advisor, CQC

As anticipation builds once again for The Occupational Therapy Show, there are many delights in store for all members of the occupational therapy team.

With only weeks to go, the completely free event is full to bursting with motivational lectures, practical workshops and live demonstrations presented by speakers at the very forefront of occupational therapy. Among those headlining the exceptional educational programme at will be:


  • Professor Carolyn Unsworth, Professor of Occupational Therapy, CQ University, Melbourne
  • Suzanne Rastrick, Chief AHP Officer, NHS England
  • Chapal Khasnabis, Project Manager, Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) World Health Organization
  • Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief, NICE
  • Michael Mandelstam, Independent Legal Trainer and Consultant
  • Gaynor Sadlo, Professor of Occupational Science, University of Brighton
  • Jane Reynolds, Community Forensic Mental Health Practitioner,Northern Health
  • Veronica Broomes, Business Coach and Mentor, Your Small Business Coach

…to name but a few!

Hours of accredited CPD education will also be on offer throughout the two-day conferences dedicated to each area of the profession. What’s more, the extensive trade show will enable you to source great deals on all the cutting-edge products and services you need to enhance your daily practices and grow your business. Leading suppliers from across the industry will be in attendance including Invacare, AKW, Ottobock, Prism, Drive Medical, Seating Matters, Oxford Hoists, R82/Etac, Handicare and Sunrise. Also, look out for the on-stand exhibitor education where you can meet suppliers and gain CPD education all at the same time!

In order to build on the success of previous years and continue to meet the evolving demands of such a fast-paced profession, The Occupational Therapy Show 2016 will offer a host of features for you and your team to enjoy.

NEW! Research education programme

This series of seminars will provide an introduction to Research in Practice in occupational therapy.  All the presentations have the strapline ‘All you need to know about….’ and will cover key issues in qualitative research, systematic reviews, becoming a researcher and translating research into clinical practice for Occupational Therapists.

Chaired by Avril Drummound, her session will provide an introduction and general overview of research in occupational therapy. She will outline the current situation and suggest future directions. The importance of providing evidence to underpin practice will be underlined and significant trials presented in detail. The relevance of research to all occupational therapists will be highlighted.

 The Paediatric Trail

If your specialist area is in paediatrics, or this is an area of interest, then The Paediatric Trail is for you!


There will be an action packed programme full of relevant CPD opportunities, as well as an exhibitor list dedicated to paediatric products and services. By visiting all paediatric focused exhibitors, you will gain greater exposure to all the latest products, services and technologies on the market, enabling you to provide a more enhanced service to your clients.

Keep checking the website for regular updates on of all participating exhibitors as well as key seminars for this specialism.

The Poster Zone

Following on from the success of the 2015 Poster Zone at the Show, the organisers of The Occupational Therapy Show are delighted to announce it will return for 2016.

The Poster Zone will be located on the exhibition floor and will display posters submitted by OT professionals from NHS Trusts, private health care, local authorities and many more. It will continue to celebrate and provide a format for individuals and teams within the OT profession to share best practice and network with colleagues from across the UK. Poster entries are open to all sectors of OT irrespective of career level or place of work. Entries will be accepted from all OT professionals.

The Occupational Therapy Show Awards

In 2015, The Occupational Therapy Show launched the inaugural Occupational Therapy Awards Program, aimed at grass roots OT professionals in the UK, and we are delighted to announce that nominations for the 2016 Awards are now open!

The awards will celebrate and acknowledge successful individuals and teams within the OT profession.We are delighted to be able to recognise all sectors of occupational therapy through these awards which are open to any OT professional irrespective of career level.

Jen Gash from OTCoach who willbe chairing the 2016 awards said “there is so much great work happening out there and many OTs work without due recognition or reward. These new awards are a chance to celebrate the work of OTs”.

In addition to all this, with The Occupational Therapy Show and Therapy Expo co-located once again, there are copious networking opportunities available throughout the exciting two-day event. You can catch up with old friends and colleagues, make new connections with leading suppliers and develop existing professional relationships that are instrumental for the continued growth and success of your personal development, career or business.

Comments from those who have attended previous events include:



“I came to the show to get updates and gather information. It’s been so good to speak to the experts in the sessions and to people on the stands – I’ve learned so much. I’ve also seen lots of products that can improve our practice. It’s been really useful.”

Sarah Rampton, Occupational Therapist, Birmingham Community Healthcare

“This show has been inspiring, informative and eye-opening. I’ve discovered so many new products and services and I feel more enthusiastic about my work than ever.”

Hazel Priest, Specialist Occupational Therapist

Providing a plethora of educational, business, social and networking opportunities, The Occupational Therapy Show 2016 is set to be the OT event of the year. Whether you are looking for innovations to streamline your daily processes, advanced new skills to enhance your treatment provision or expert advice to take the next step in your career, there’s something for you at The Occupational Therapy Show 2016. Secure your FREE passes now!



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