Sunday, 18 June 2017

#COT2017 - Get Involved

#COT 2017 - The Royal College of Occupational Therapist Annual Conference 2017


Get Involved




#OTalkonTour @ #COT2017




A few of the #OTalk crew [Myself (@OTontheTracks), Rachel (), Kirstie (@KLO2_KAY) and Helen (@Helen_OTUKwill be around at conference this year, come chat with us, we'd love to speak to you and get to know you. 

Feel free to ask us about the use of social media and we will try and help get you up to speed. 




If you are arriving in Birmingham on Sunday and are looking for something to do or some company for dinner.  

We are planning to meet up at 17:00 at the Birmingham ICC for early registration and then to grab some food.

Come along and join us if you'd like to!






We will also be around at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists West Midlands (@RCOTWestMidsNetworking event on the Monday night at Pizza Express.








Our normal Tuesday #OTalk (8pm-9pm) will be still be happening with the lovely Gill (@GillyGorryhosting, while the rest of team catch our trains home. 

She will be hiding a Social Media round up of conference, so if you can get online, please join in and share your conference highlights with the wider of the #OTalk community. 






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Check out my Poster at #COT2017



I have a poster in the display hall (Poster 26). Come along and check out the findings of my research which focused on attitudes to social media use as a platform for CPD. 

If you aren't at conference or would like to take another look in your own time, you can find a copy here.








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RCOT Scottish Eastern Region


Are you an Occupational Therapist from the Scottish Eastern region attending conference? If so feel free to come say Hi to me (@OTontheTracks) and Andrea (@Andrea14OTfrom the Scottish Eastern Committee who are attending the conference. We will be tweeting on both our own and the Scottish Eastern Twitter account (@COTScotEastern) throughout the event. 

If you are based in the region and are tweeting/presenting/displaying a poster, please tag us in your tweets/photos as we would love to share any relevant news/information with other from the region. 


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#COT2017 Blog Squad


If you are following #COT2017 from home/work or even if you are there in person, check out the #COT2017 Blog Squad posts, which will be going live on the #OTalk site throughout the conference. 

There is a great bunch of delegates at different stages of their career, signed up to share their conference experience with others. Here is the intro blog, if you are interested in learning more. 

To find an updated list of posts click here.



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Elizabeth Casson Lecture

Lastly but by no means least, if you are at conference make sure you get a seat to hear Prof Diane Cox deliver the Elizabeth Casson Lecture. She is one incredibly inspiring lady, that I have had the pleasure of hearing talk about research whilst at university.


She is a brilliant speaker and you would me silly to miss her if you are at #COT2017



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