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2020 Annual Conference

  • 02/28/2020
  • 02/29/2020
  • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center


  • Includes CE credits for both days.
  • Save $10 on the 2020 OT Membership rate (normally $75) when you register for the conference and renew your membership.
  • Includes CE credits for both days.
  • Includes CE credits for Friday.
  • Includes CE credits for Saturday.
  • Student registration applies to those actively pursuing a degree in occupational therapy. A valid student ID will be needed at check-in.
  • Complimentary 2020 Conference Speaker Registration. Please provide code when prompted.
  • Includes a 6-foot table in the pre-function area. Includes recognition before, during and after event.
  • If you require electricity for your set up, please select this option. The standard availability is 120 V, 5 amps.
  • Conference sponsor with 6 months of advertising (includes a 6ft table, 2 minute live advertisement, recognition before and after event, and program advertisement)
  • Conference break sponsor (includes recognition before and after event and signage at a break)
  • Includes one-page ad in conference materials

Click "register" button at bottom left to get started.
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Keynote Speaker: Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT
Pioneer of the Kawa Method

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 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.

Breakout Sessions Offer 16 CEUs

Get your year's CEU requirement in one place for one low price. 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. For a detailed look at the available breakout sessions, view the agenda.  

View a speakers list, alphabetical by last name.

SCOTA 2020 Annual Conference has gone green

SCOTA is using the Whova event app to reduce paper waste. Download the Whova app today and start exploring. This app will include the course evaluations, streamlining the CEU credit process. Just click your devise type below to get started: 

Apple users

Android users

Blackberry or Windows Phone users

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience:

  • NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. 
  • NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages.
  • PARTICIPATE in event activities through course evaluations, session likes, comments, photo sharing, and more.

* Please note, meals are not included in registration fees. Attendees are responsible for meals on their own. *

Hotel Information

UPDATE: The SCOTA room block at Hampton Inn Downtown Columbia Historic District is full. 

Nearby hotels with a similar room rate that may have availability include: 

Please contact these hotel directly to inquire about availability. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy
SCOTA has a staggered cancellation/refund policy: 

  • 100% refund on 2020 Annual Conference cancellations made on or before January 31, 2020.  
  • 50% refund on 2020 Annual Conference cancellations made February 1 – 14, 2020. 
  • No refunds on cancellations made on or after February 15, 2020. 
Please email or call 843-779-7009 with any questions. 

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Virco!

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