1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress

Future-Proofing Occupational Therapy

Kraków 2024

#OTEurope2024

1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress

Future-Proofing Occupational Therapy

Kraków 2024

#OTEurope2024

Social Evening at historic XIX Century Brewery

A great opportunity to make new contacts

during an informal meeting 🙂

1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress

Future-Proofing Occupational Therapy

Kraków 2024

#OTEurope2024

Welcome to the 1st OT-Europe Congress in Kraków!

The 1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress is co-organized by the Polish Association of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Europe, which brings together 3 largest European organizations dealing with occupational therapy: European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE), Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC) and Research in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science (ROTOS).

We are extremely proud that this meaningful event will take place in Poland, where occupational therapy has a very long tradition. The 1st OT-Europe Congress is for us not only support in promoting modern occupational therapy in Poland, but also a great opportunity for Polish occupational therapists to exchange professional and scientific experiences with colleagues from other European countries.

The host city of the 1st OT-Europe Congress was not chosen by chance. Krakow has over 1000 years of tradition, it is the second largest city in Poland, as well as the Polish historical, scientific and cultural capital. It is also one of the 3 Polish cities where future occupational therapists have the opportunity to get the Bachelor degree and so far the only one where they can obtain a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

On behalf of the Polish Occupational Therapy Association and the Occupational Therapy Europe we have a great pleasure to warmly invite all people related to occupational therapy to our Congress. We will be delighted to meet you all in Krakow, a great place to do science and to enjoy both Polish culture and cuisine.


Prof. Aneta Bac
President of the Polish Occupational Therapy Association

Key dates

Abstract submission (closed)
August 1 – November 19, 2023

Abstract review process
November 20, 2023 – January 2024

Decision about accepted abstracts
February, 2024

Early bird registration
December 2023 – April 14, 2024

Let’s meet in Krakow in 2024
– the home city of the Wawel Dragon!

Conference theme

Future-Proofing Occupational Therapy

Conference Topics

New Trends/Emerging Areas

Mental Health

Physical Health

 

Education

 

Multidisciplinary Interventions and Approaches

Occupation Focused Research and Research Methods

Public Health

 

Student Research

 

Quality Improvement

 

Congress Proceedings

The congress proceedings as a book of abstracts will be published after the congress. This issue will be assigned an ISBN number.

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1 week ago

OT-Europe 2024
🎉 Today we have a pleasure to present to you another Keynote Speaker – Prof. Eric Asaba. 🌟🔍 For over two decades, Eric has been at the forefront of stakeholder engagement in research and education. Based at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, with a joint appointment at Stockholms Sjukhem Hospital, Eric's work spans across diverse domains, from stroke prevention to migration and aging experiences. 🔬 Currently, Eric and his team are delving into cutting-edge research areas including stakeholder-engaged health intervention design, work reintegration post-illness, and homecare for older adults. What's fascinating is how Eric's approach seamlessly integrates occupation into every facet of his work, ensuring practical and conceptual outcomes that truly make a difference.📚 With over 80 publications, including peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, Eric's contributions to the field are extensive. Not to mention his 50+ conference presentations and invited lectures worldwide, including the prestigious Tsuyoshi Sato memorial keynote lecture in 2015. 🌍 Eric's impact extends far beyond Sweden; he's been shaping the minds of future occupational therapists globally since 1995. From teaching in Japan to the United States, his expertise knows no bounds. As a course leader for doctoral-level courses at Karolinska Institutet, Eric continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of researchers.💼 But Eric's influence doesn't stop there. He's been recognized for his outstanding contributions to doctoral education, serving as a pedagogic ambassador and member of the pedagogic academy at Karolinska Institutet. His leadership positions and strategic committee roles underscore his commitment to advancing higher education.We can't wait to meet Prof. Eric Asaba personally in Krakow 😊 Join us today! Registration: ot-europe2024.com/registration/ #oteuropecongress #occupationaltherapycongress #congressKrakow #Congress #otcongress #icekrakow #invitation #krakowpoland #RegisterNow #occupationaltherapyexperts #keynote #speakersThe Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTEC SPOTeurope Polskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii Zajęciowej European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Did you know that the host city of the 1st OT-Europe Congress was not chosen by chance? Krakow has over 1000 years of tradition, it is the second largest city in Poland, as well as the Polish historical, scientific and cultural capital. It is also one of the 3 Polish cities where future occupational therapists have the opportunity to get a Bachelor's degree and so far the only one where they can obtain a master’s degree in occupational therapy. You can't miss this unique opportunity to visit Krakow! Visit our website for more information: ot-europe2024.com/registration/ 😊🏰🎓🌟The Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTECEuropean Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE)SPOTeuropePolskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii Zajęciowej#OtEuropeCongress #occupationaltherapycongress #Krakow #congressKrakow #congress #otcongress #ICEKrakow #invitation #KrakowPoland #registernow #occupationaltherapyexperts ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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🎉 Exciting News! 🎉We're thrilled to announce that the Early Bird registration for the 1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress has been extended.🚀 🌟 Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Register now and be part of this incredible event! 💼✨Visit our website for more information: ot-europe2024.com/registration/#oteuropecongress #occupationaltherapycongress #congressKrakow #Congress #otcongress #icekrakow #invitation #krakowpoland #RegisterNow #occupationaltherapyexperts The Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTEC European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE)SPOTeuropePolskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii Zajęciowej ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Hurry up! The early bird registration will open just until March 31, 2024. This is the last chance to take advantage of the reduced registration rate before the fee changes to regular. Visit our website for more information: ot-europe2024.com/registration/#oteuropecongress #occupationaltherapycongress #congressKrakow #Congress #otcongress #icekrakow #invitation #krakowpoland #RegisterNow #occupationaltherapyexperts #keynote #speakersThe Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTEC European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) SPOTeurope Polskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii Zajęciowej ... See MoreSee Less
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Congress Venue

“ICE Kraków Congress Centre”

The ICE Kraków Congress Centre is the business and cultural flagship of the city. Located in the very heart of Kraków, it is a convenient place for the organisation of diverse events: from international congresses, conferences, symposiums and business meetings, through cultural events such as concerts, opera, theatrical and ballet performances, to social meetings.

By public transit? By bike? By your own car? By taxi? Or maybe by plane? The ICE Kraków Congress Centre is located in the very heart of Krakow, opposite the Wawel Castle, next to one of the main transport hubs. You can reach the venue by car from Krakow Airport, train and bus stations, as well as from any other part of Krakow.

The Congress Centre is surrounded by a special traffic hub, including ground-level car parks, a bus stop, bicycle parking and a two-storey underground car park for 335 cars.

With environment in mind, we recommend using the services of public transit. The nearest stop can be found only 50 meters away from ICE Kraków.

About Kraków

City of Unesco Heritage

  • 6 out of 14 Polish places from the World Heritage List are located here
  • the Historic Centre of Krakow was among the first 12 sites added to the UNESCO List in 1978.

Comfortable flight connections

  • 2nd largest airport in Poland
  • 10 kilometers and 15 minutes from the city centre
  • 80 scheduled flights to 20 countries
  • Cooperation with 20 airlines

Modern Congress Center

  • Newly built ICE Krakow Congress Centre with 3200 seats and its unique shape of melting ice cube
  • ICE Krakow twice awarded as the best congress centre of New Europe in 2015 and 2016

Cuisine

  • 20 restaurants with Michelin guide
    recommendation
  • 50 traditional Polish dishes are from
    Krakow and the surrounding area
  • Krakow region produces wines
    awarded at Eno Expo (Wine Trade Fair)

Average prices of services in Kraków

 
  Single Tram/Bus tickets 1 €
  Taxi single ride 6 €
  Coffee in café 3 €
  Beer 3 €
  Lunch in bistro 12 €
  3* Hotel single room price 80 €

Hotels

  • Worldwide chains
  • Modern properties
  • Old Town location

Current weather and 7 day forecast

  • October is a moderate autumn month, with average temperature varying between 14°C and 5°C
  • Even with the dropping temperatures, the beautiful scenery in autumn in this area of Poland still make this month a great time to visit.
KRAKÓW WEATHER

Organized by

Polish Occupational Therapy Association

Media Partners

Congress Secretariat

Professional Congress Organizer
Mazurkas Congress Management
Al. Wojska Polskiego 27
01-515 Warsaw, Poland