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Did you know at The Occupational Therapy Show you can benefit from:

  • Networking with 4,700+ of your Occupational Therapy (OT) colleagues – don’t miss out join your peers.
  • Meeting 270+ OT centred suppliers to source new products and find the latest innovations for your clients – 32 NEW to the show!
  • Having access to 100+ accredited CPD education sessions with topics across all OT areas – more than 30,600 hours of FREE accredited CPD has been delivered to delegates over the past four years!
  • Learning from 89+ world renowned speakers, 70+ are NEW and have never spoken at the show before!

The COUNTDOWN IS ON to the UK’s most exciting and most talked about event for Occupational Therapists – The Occupational Therapy Show! Full to bursting with motivational lectures and demonstrations presented by speakers at the very forefront of the OT world, thousands of occupational therapy (OT) professionals are set to journey to the NEC, Birmingham on November 22nd and 23rd! Not only is it completely FREE of charge to attend, but you may be surprised to learn that the education programme is also put together by occupational therapists! Here’s what Adam Ferry, OT and education programme manager, has to say about what he sets out to achieve when programming the educational content;

“Each year when I start formulating ideas for The Occupational Therapy Show education programme, I consider what Occupational Therapists (myself included) want to take away from their experience. Are delegates wanting certificates to demonstrate that they have simply attended; sessions that reinforce that what they are doing clinically is ‘right’; or dynamic new ideas for them to reflect on and implement within their own services?”

“I always hope the latter but also accept that depending on which sector the OT is working in their motivations and professional needs may greatly differ. My experiences within statutory services suggest that CPD becomes about meeting professional standards to support registration but in the independent sector is much more about increasing knowledge base and expertise to aid high quality intervention. That experience will certainly not be the same for everyone and indeed if it were, strong specialist sections or media such as #OTalk would not exist. So all in all, I seek to produce an education programme which contains something that every single OT can take and learn from.”

Based on this, the education content focuses on a wide variety of areas including physical, mental health & learning difficulties, children & families, neurology in practice, housing, research and innovations. To add to this, there will also be exhibitor led education and NEW for 2017, the Posture and Wheelchair Essentials Theatre, supported by Posture & Mobility Group and National Wheelchair Manager Forum – there really is something for every OT!

As you will have come to expect from the show, this year we are excited to present yet more globally renowned speakers for you to listen to and learn from. The outstanding speaker line-up comprises of Philippa Bromley, Dr Jenny Preston MBE, Dr Joanne Fillingham, Gillian Leng, Michael Mandelstam, Stephanie Saenger, Dr Alison Warren, Alice Hortop, amongst others.

What’s more, the major exhibition, which is home to 270+ OT centred suppliers, will enable you to source great deals on all the latest products and services you need to enhance your daily practice and grow your business. Leading suppliers from across the industry will be in attendance including Stannah, Handicare, Invacare, AKW, JCM/Sunrise and many, many more.

NETWORK AND HAVE FUN – It is just as important to us that you have fun at The Occupational Therapy Show, while learning and developing your skills. So, all delegates are also invited to attend the free drinks reception which takes place on Wednesday 22nd November at 17:30 in the Networking Lounge and OTea Time, which is a free tea and cake afternoon taking place on Thursday 23rd November at 15:00 also in The Networking Lounge.

More than 4,700 professionals are expected to attend the event – which will be co-located with Therapy Expo– offering the perfect opportunity to network with friends and colleagues from all corners of the industry. So, if you haven’t registered for your free pass yet, make sure you do now!

Register your whole team for FREE today at or call 0207 013 4989!


More information about The Occupational Therapy Show:

Location: Hall 9, NEC, Birmingham

Dates and times:

Wednesday 22nd November: Registration opens from 08:30, doors open 09:00 – 17:30, with a complimentary drinks reception until 18:30.

Thursday 23rd November: Registration opens from 08:30, doors open 09:00 – 16:30, with free OTea Time tea and cake afternoon at 15:00.

Nearest Train Station: Birmingham International.

Postcode for Sat Nav: B40 1NT.


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