Networking meetings


MONDAY 11 JUNE, 19.00-19.45

Networking meetings are short informal get-togethers at #RCOT2018, where you can meet other delegates who share a passion for a particular aspect of occupational therapy.  The networking meetings are an ideal way to gather information about the exciting developments within your area of interest as well as help you to increase your professional reach.  Refreshments will be available at some of these meetings.

So, tell me about your research
Occupational Therapy Doctoral Network
Ask a researcher about their research and you may get a lengthy answer. We’ve posed occupational therapists undertaking a doctorate the challenge of talking about their research and its relevance to occupational therapy practice in three minutes with no power point. In a fun session you get to judge the most creative innovative message.

Networking Meeting and get together
RCOT Specialist Section – People with Learning Disabilities
Hosted by the Northern Irish locality group
Come and join us for a glass of wine, hear about the work of the specialist section and meet other occupational therapists working with people with learning disabilities.

Professional Leadership Programme: what’s next?
The Elizabeth Casson Trust
The Trust will provide an update on the work that has been done since the leadership workshop delivered at the RCOT conference last year. The trustees will also speak about the funding that will be available to individuals to develop their leadership skills.

R&D Board: mapping your professional research journey and future ambitions
RCOT R&D Board
Join the R&D Board for an interactive networking event focused on mapping out your evidence, research and development practice into the RCOT Career Development Framework. Enjoy an opportunity to reflect on your current use and understanding of research while mingling with research specialists to discuss strategies for guiding future practice.

Annual Review Meeting
RCOT Specialist Section – Older People
This is the Annual Review Meeting for the Specialist Section interest group for Older People.  We would love to see you at the meeting, and hear some of the highlights from the past year.

RCOT Health and Work Champions
This is an opportunity for RCOT Health and Work Champions from all three cohorts to meet together and celebrate the successes and impact of the project.

Drinks and get together!
RCOT Northern Ireland Region
We are looking forward to saying hello to new people, meeting old friends. Come have a glass with us and have a bit of Craic!

Firefly with RCOT Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families:
Firefly is an online company created in 2013 by Leckey Design. With a vision around family participation, Firefly campaigns for change and provides life changing products and therapy programmes to support every child in reaching their potential. Jayne Leckey will provide an overview of Firefly and their journey so far.


“I really enjoyed conference! The talks were great for CPD and it was nice to be around so many other occupational therapists. ”

2017 Conference Attendee


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