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SCOTA Annual Conference
 • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia • 
February 28 – 29, 2020

Two-Day Program Eligible for up to 16 Continuing Education Units

Keynote Speaker: Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT
Pioneer of the Kawa Model

Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, is Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Iwama previously was professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at  Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia).

Dr. Iwama is widely recognized for having developed the Kawa Model (‘Kawa’ is Japanese for ‘River’), the first substantial model of practice in the rehabilitation sciences developed outside the English-speaking world. The Kawa Model is now taught in over 600 health professions education programs internationally and used in practice across six continents. He has emerged as a very important and progressive thinker in the fields of occupational therapy and rehabilitation sciences worldwide.
Dr. Iwama draws on his rich experience of acculturating into Eastern and Western social spheres of experience to drive his profound and critical perspectives on culture and its intersections with theory and practice in the rehabilitation sciences. 

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SCOTA is using the WHOVA event app. Download the app today and start exploring. This app will include the course evaluations, streamlining the CEU credit process. 

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Breakout Sessions Offer Multiple Relevant CE Opportunities

Breakout sessions covering current topics such as the occupational therapy profession's role in the opiod crisis, managing mental health in educational settings, orthosis fabrication, supporting patients with autism, creative functional treatment techniques and more. To assist with planning, you will be asked to select your breakout sessions when you register. For a detailed look at the available breakout sessions, view the agenda.  

View a speakers list, alphabetical by last name.


  • Please note, meals are not included in registration fees. Attendees are responsible for meals on their own. View nearby restaurants. 
  • Course Evaluations must be completed in the Conference App. Download the App Today to be prepared. You will receive a course code from each session you attend, which you will enter into the evaluation. Your completed evaluation(s) will be used to generate your certificate. Certificates will be emailed shortly after the Conference. If your device is not compatible with the app, you may pull up the app web page on your device's browser to utilize the functions of the app. [Tip: save the page to your device's home screen for easy retrieval throughout the conference.]
  • Parking - There is a lot adjacent to the Convention Center with complimentary parking. Space in this lot is not guaranteed. View the nearby parking garages
  • WiFi - There is free WiFi at the Convention Center. Get the details


If you would like to sponsor the SCOTA Conference or would like to have a vendor booth at the conference, please see the information below.  

Platinum Sponsor: Conference sponsor with 6 months of advertising $1,800
(includes a 6ft table, 2 minute live advertisement, recognition before and after event, and program advertisement)

Gold Sponsor: Conference beverage sponsor $ 250
(includes recognition before and after event and signage at a break)

Vendor Booth: Table with space for conference display (2 days) $ 500
(includes a 6ft table, recognition before and after event)

Program advertisement: includes One-page, full color ad in conference materials $ 200

Please contact with questions. 

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Virco

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