2017 Pre-AGM Session

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie on the Care of Seniors
with panelists:

  • Andrea Bowden, COTBC Director of Policy and Practice;
  • Dr. Ben Mortenson, Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; and
  • Giovanna Boniface, CAOT-BC National Director of Professional Affairs & Managing Director

Presentation and Panel:

2016 Pre-AGM Session

Occupational Therapy Practice and the New Context of End-of-Life Care
Ethical and legal issues of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).

Keynote Speakers:

  • Kevin Reel, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Assistant Professor and Associate Graduate Faculty Member, in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto
  • Heidi Oetter, Registrar and CEO College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Cynthia Johansen, Registrar and CEO College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

Presentations and Q&A Session:

Presentations Only:

Q&A Session Only

2013 Pre-AGM Session

From Yuck, through Muck to Pluck – Navigating the ethical dimensions of practice

This workshop with keynote speaker Kevin Reel explored the links between ethics and occupational therapy values. Participants also had an opportunity to work through the ‘yuck’ and ‘muck’ of ethical issues in their everyday practice to find the required pluck to feel good about their work.

2012 Pre-AGM Session

The 2012 PreAGM Workshop, Where r u @ Social Media and OT Practice was held on October 26. Keynote speakers were Barb Willson, Practice Consultant from the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) and occupational therapist Lauren Fox.

Please listen, view and read the following resources on how social media can impact your practice.

Podcast of the workshop (large file of 17 MB)

  •  PDF of Barb Willson’s Presentation
  • Link to Youtube Video containing helpful suggestions on the Use of Social Media
  • List of References provided by Barb Willson

2011 Pre-AGM Session

Professional Boundaries…Is There an “App” for That? (large file)

Deputy Registrar Elinor Larney of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

Listen to the keynote speaker Elinor Larney describe the many types of boundary crossings OTs face everyday, and strategies for mitigating the risks of boundary violations. Please note that this is an audio recording only and although the speakers refer to a video and slides, the content was reviewed to ensure it could be followed without a visual recording.

2010 Pre-AGM Session

Regulatory Organizations: A Strategic Instrument or an Archaic Leviathan (large file)

CEO and Registrar Jan Robinson of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

While occupational therapy in British Columbia celebrates its 10th Anniversary of regulation, the institution of profession-based regulation is hundreds of years old. This social contract of a profession to public well-being has had many roads of development over the years. Within the legislative structure that currently exists in B.C., how does this profession know its on the right road? What kind of regulatory journey does it want to set for the future? Let’s explore together strategic choices which can leverage the profession’s regulatory mandate and make a difference to the health system.