Upcoming events

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

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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 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. 

    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. 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. *

    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 adminscota@gmail.com or call 843-779-7009 with any questions. 

    Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Virco!

Past events

01/22/2020 Lowcountry District CEU Event
11/30/2019 Call For 2020 Conference Poster Proposals
05/16/2019 SCOTA Piedmont District May Dinner and Learn
04/25/2019 Piedmont District Paint Night Social: Celebrate OT Month
04/24/2019 Midlands District Paint Night Social: Celebrate OT Month
04/23/2019 Pee Dee District Paint Night Social: Celebrate OT Month
04/23/2019 Lowcountry District Paint Night Social: Celebrate OT Month
04/11/2019 Celebrating OT Month - Lowcountry Chapter Meeting
04/03/2019 SCOTA Midlands Region "Night of Networking and Bowling"
03/14/2019 PACE - Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly
03/14/2019 PACE- Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly
02/22/2019 2019 Annual Conference
02/07/2019 Lowcountry District Meet and Greet
10/30/2018 Call For Poster Proposals
10/09/2018 SCOTA Meet and Greet
10/01/2018 OT Hill Day 2018
09/27/2018 Back To School with Bal-A-Vis-X
07/24/2018 Let's Get To Work- How OT can Help Individuals Return to Work and Maintain Employment
07/17/2018 OT and OD Collaboration- A Visionary Team
04/26/2018 Using Ethics to Support Everyday Practice with Approaches to Initiating Evidence-Based Practice
04/26/2018 The Art of Eating
04/07/2018 5th Annual SCOTA Picnic
02/23/2018 2018 SCOTA Annual Conference
12/14/2017 OD & OT Collaboration
11/30/2017 Art for Elders
10/19/2017 Yoga Tools for Schools
09/21/2017 The Recovr Rehabilitation System: A Virtual Reality Therapy Tool
08/17/2017 Relationship Development Intervention
05/25/2017 Neurofeedback
05/11/2017 Midlands District Meet, Eat, & Greet
04/13/2017 Vision Therapy
04/08/2017 4th Annual OT Month Picnic
03/16/2017 SCOTA Networking Night
02/24/2017 2017 SCOTA Annual Conference
02/16/2017 Rehabilitation and the Amputee
12/15/2016 SCOTA Networking Night
11/17/2016 Conscious Discipline Brain State Model
10/20/2016 The Clinical Use of Music to Encourage Social Engagement: Managing Fight or Flight
09/15/2016 SCOTA Networking Evening
05/19/2016 Cervical and Shoulder Overview and Rehabilitation Process
04/23/2016 3rd Annual SCOTA Picnic
04/21/2016 Punching Ducks for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A video game approach for therapists

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