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World Occupational Therapy Day 2013


The WFOT (World Federation of Occupational Therapy) declared World Occupational Therapy Day on October 27th, 2013. World Occupational Therapy Day was first launched back on October 27th, 2010. This date has become an important date in the occupational therapy calendar to promote and celebrate the profession internationally. If you are unfamiliar with World Occupational Therapy Day, here is a list of information that you should know.

So What Exactly is World Occupational Therapy Day?

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the international voice of the occupational therapy profession which globally is made up of 80 national occupational therapy professional organizations. World Occupational Therapy Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the profession’s development work and to promote the activities of WFOT locally, nationally, and internationally.

When is World Occupational Therapy Day?

World Occupational Therapy Day is held annually on October 27th. Many countries hold occupational therapy week or month in October. If this does not fit with your country or time frame then individual events can be scheduled to suit any local time frames. This will help to increase the awareness of occupational therapists and society of the truly global impact of occupational therapy.

How Can I Promote World Occupational Therapy Day 2013?

The WFOT provides the occupational therapy community with a resource center for World OT Day. In the resource center, you can download cover art to put on your Facebook page. You can download the logo as well. There is a poster you can download, that is available in 4 different languages. Desktop calendars are also readily available.



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