Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

Call for Speakers

2024 Michigan Occupational Therapy Association Annual Fall Conference

Friday, October 18th - Sunday, October 20th, 2024
Announcing MiOTA's Call for Speakers for the Annual Fall Conference!

Location of conference: Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MIHotel room reservations: 855-688-7024

MiOTA is excited to invite therapists to share their research or expertise at our annual conference.

The intent of conference is to advance the knowledge and skill set of therapists. 

Dear Speakers,

MiOTA is excited about your interest in presenting at our annual fall conference. We will again be asking for online registration. We will also be using the SCHED conference app again this year. To help potential presenters prepare their application the following information will be needed:

  1. Title of Presentation
  2. Lead presenter‘s full name, credentials, email address, home address, phone number, bio (150 words), photo
  3. Co-presenters full name, credentials, email address, home address, phone number, bio (150 words), photo
  4. Session abstract (A brief description of your evidence-based presentation written to entice attendance to your session. The description should be 150 words or less and include how the presentation is relevant to OT)
  5. Poster abstract (A brief 150-word description should include background/significance, methods/materials, analysis, results, conclusion, limitations, and implications to practice)
  6. 1-3 course objectives
  7. 3-5 references
  8. 1-3 session quiz questions written in true or false or multiple-choice format. Plan to submit all choice options and answers
  9. Length of your session (1, 2, or 3 hours)
  10. Preference for which day of week
  11. Preference for time of day for presentation
  12. Level of presentation content (entry, intermediate, advanced, OT student)
  13. Category of presentation (Education, Students, Pediatric/Sensory Integration, Technology, General topics, Gerontology, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Adult Rehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Mental Health; and Licensure topics: Pain, Human Trafficking, Diversity)

Please note each presenter is REQUIRED to upload their presentation in PDF format into the SCHED conference app by September 15, 2024. Be sure your content has appropriate release of information / copy right permissions.  The presentation will be placed on the website for up to 3 months after conference concludes.  Your handout will be available online for participants to print themselves prior to conference.

Please click here when you are a ready to submit your Call for Speakers proposal. The submission deadline is April 15th, 2024. Speakers will be notified by May 15th of their acceptance and speakers will be given a registration discount.

Miscellaneous information for potential presenters includes:

  1. All presenters MUST register for conference, at minimum, for the day of their presentation.
  2. Presenters shall bring their own computer, slide advancers, etc.
    • In person poster sessions will be a one-hour session
    • Poster dimensions should be 3‘X5‘ they will be displayed on easels with foam board support that has a dimension of 3‘X5‘
  4. We are looking for presentations on: Documentation, Reimbursement, Mental Health, Policy Changes, Productive Aging, Aging in Place, Ethics, Pain, Telehealth, Technology, Pediatrics, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Cancer Rehab, COVID, and Implicit Bias.