1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress

Future-Proofing Occupational Therapy

Kraków 2024


Pre-Congress Workshops

4 workshops

15th October, 14:00-17:00


1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress

Future-Proofing Occupational Therapy

Kraków 2024


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


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

Workshops registration (open)
June 2024

Regular registration (open)
April 2024 – September 30, 2024

Decision about accepted abstracts (closed)
February, 2024

Abstract review process (closed)
November 20, 2023 – January 2024

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

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




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 month ago

OT-Europe 2024
Meet the OT-Europe Congress Venue: @icekrakow - Modern Congress CentreDiscover the heart of Kraków at the iconic ICE Kraków Congress Centre! 🌟 This state-of-the-art facility boasts a unique design resembling a melting ice cube, offering a stunning backdrop for business and cultural events. With a seating capacity of 3200, it’s the perfect place to host international conferences, concerts, and more.We're proud to share that ICE Kraków was honoured as the Best Congress Centre of New Europe in both 2015 and 2016. 🏆 Whether you’re here for a conference or a cultural experience, ICE Kraków guarantees an unforgettable visit.Come and see why ICE Kraków is the flagship of our beautiful city! Register now: ot-europe2024.com/registration/ Polskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii ZajęciowejThe Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTECSPOTeuropeEuropean Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE)#ICEKrakow #Krakow #ModernArchitecture #BusinessHub #CulturalCentre #AwardWinningVenue #OccupationalTherapy #CommunityCare #ActiveAgeing #HealthcareInnovation #DigitalHealth #OtEuropeCongress #occupationaltherapycongress #congressKrakow #congress #otcongress #ICEKrakow #KrakowPoland #registernow #Travel #Krakow #Poland #History #Culture #Adventure ... See MoreSee Less
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📢 Join Us for Exciting Occupational Therapy Workshops! Registration Opens Soon!🤩We are happy to announce a series of workshops designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in Occupational Therapy. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from experts, engage in interactive sessions, and network with fellow professionals. Mark your calendars—registration opens soon!😍Workshop: The Mindsetter: A Game for Personal and Professional Development in OT EducationAbstract:Explore the innovative Mindsetter game that applies Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) principles in Occupational Therapy education. Engage in reflective and playful activities to enhance personal and professional development, focusing on strengths and resources.Masterclass: Critically Appraising Standardised Assessments and Outcome Measures for Practice and ResearchAbstract:Gain insights into critically appraising standardised assessments and outcome measures. Learn about the purpose, content, and evidence of validity and reliability of various tools. Enhance your ability to choose the right assessments for practice and research.Masterclass: Navigating Assistive Technology in Occupational Therapy PracticeAbstract:Dive into the world of assistive technology and its application in Occupational Therapy. Explore how to assess clients' needs, recommend devices, and integrate technology into therapeutic interventions. Discuss the impact of interprofessional collaboration and overcome common barriers in the implementation of assistive technologies.Intensive Short Course: Programme Evaluation and Design in Occupational Therapy through Lenses of Tuning Competences 2024Abstract:Designed for program managers and curriculum directors, this course introduces the updated TUNING Competencies for Occupational Therapy in 2024. Learn how to evaluate and align your programs with these competencies to ensure high-quality education and prepare adaptable professionals for the evolving needs of society.Stay tuned for registration details!For more information and updates, visit our website or contact us directly via info@ot-europe2024.com. Let's advance our practice and education in Occupational Therapy together!🌟 We look forward to your participation! 🌟Polskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii ZajęciowejThe Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTECSPOTeuropeEuropean Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE)#occupationaltherapy #HealthResearch #InclusiveResearch #communitycare #activeageing #equityinhealthcare #anitaatwal #HealthcareInnovation #DigitalHealth #oteuropecongress #occupationaltherapycongress #congressKrakow #Congress #otcongress #icekrakow #krakowpoland #RegisterNow #occupationaltherapyexperts #keynote #speakers #travel #krakow #poland #history #culture #adventure #workshop #course #Masterclass ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Meet Anita Atwal, a trailblazing occupational therapist and Allied Health Professional! Anita’s work is transforming interdisciplinary research with a strong focus on fairness and inclusivity. Her commitment to service user and community needs is making a real difference.🌟Currently, Anita is seconded to Health and Care Research Wales, developing a research action plan for Nurses, Midwives, and AHPs. Previously, she assessed inclusivity for CAHPR, significantly contributing to AHP research with the NIHR.In 2021, Anita delivered the prestigious Elizabeth Casson Memorial Lecture on "No Barriers to Brilliance." Her leadership roles at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, including trustee and council member for Research, showcase her dedication to advancing the field.Anita is fostering a research network across five London Trusts for minoritised OTs. She has authored two textbooks on Active Ageing and AHP professional practice, both in their second editions.A mentor and PhD supervisor, Anita’s current research, funded by the Elizabeth Casson Trust, focuses on mentoring minoritised OTs. Her research aims to improve the health and well-being of older adults with long-term conditions, emphasizing equitable care.Anita is also leading a project on the cultural relevance of occupational therapy for the Somali community, collaborating with a major NHS Trust and Stellenbosch University.Anita Atwal’s visionary research is driving real-world change in policy and practice. Her dedication to equity and community-focused research continues to inspire! 🌍📚Don't miss the opportunity to meet all our experts! Register now: ot-europe2024.com/registration/ Polskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii ZajęciowejThe Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTECSPOTeuropeEuropean Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE)ICE Kraków Congress Centre#OccupationalTherapy #HealthResearch #InclusiveResearch #CommunityCare #ActiveAgeing #EquityInHealthcare #AnitaAtwal #HealthcareInnovation #DigitalHealth #OtEuropeCongress #occupationaltherapycongress #congressKrakow #congress #otcongress #ICEKrakow #KrakowPoland #registernow #occupationaltherapyexperts #keynote #speakers #Travel #Krakow #Poland #History #Culture #Adventure ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ Discover Krakow: A Journey Through History ✨Krakow is not just a city—it's a living museum filled with rich history and culture. Nestled at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle, this former capital of Poland invites you to explore its iconic landmarks and immerse yourself in centuries of tradition. Here are some must-visit spots for your Krakow adventure:🏰 Royal Wawel Castle: Step into the residence of Polish kings dating back to the 14th century. The castle's majestic architecture and panoramic views are unforgettable.🏙️ Krakow's Historic Old Town: Stroll through the charming streets and experience the vibrant energy. Don't miss the iconic Cloth Hall and the stunning St. Mary’s Basilica with its intricately decorated interior.✡️ Kazimierz District: Discover the heart of Jewish culture in Krakow. This area is brimming with history, unique shops, and delicious cuisine.Whether you're a history buff, a lover of architecture, or simply seeking new experiences, Krakow has something for everyone. Who's ready for an adventure? ✈️Don't miss this opportunity, register now: ot-europe2024.com/registration/ The Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries - COTECSPOTeuropeEuropean Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE)Polskie Stowarzyszenie Terapii Zajęciowej#OtEuropeCongress #occupationaltherapycongress #congressKrakow #congress #otcongress #ICEKrakow #invitation #KrakowPoland #registernow #occupationaltherapyexperts #keynote #speakers #Travel #Krakow #Poland #History #Culture #Adventure ... 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


  • 20 restaurants with Michelin guide
  • 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 €


  • 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.

Organized by

Polish Occupational Therapy Association

Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

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