OT Exchange 2024 Call for Expression of Interest: Program Committee OT Exchange

Occupational Therapy Australia is now seeking Expressions of Interest for members of the Program Committee for the OT Exchange 2024, 13-14 June 2024 in Perth. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 21 July 2023.


The Program Committee will represent the five practice domains for the OT Exchange 2024: Knowledge Translation, Paediatrics, Older Persons, Disability and Emerging & Innovative Practices. The Program Committee will guide the development and implementation and support the publication of the Conference program. This will include overseeing the Call for Abstracts process, reviewing abstracts, and allocating to the program grid and providing input on invited speakers. The Program Committee will work closely with the OTA Events team to ensure the OT Exchange is a success. 

About the OT Exchange 

The OT Exchange is designed to be accessible and approachable and is an inclusive event for all working within the broad spectrum that is occupational therapy. This is a hands-on conference targeted at clinicians, with a program encompassing areas of emerging practice or advancement in OT practice. This can include presentations based on project briefs, case studies, quality improvement activities, research findings or stories and experiences. 

Time Commitment 

This role commences 12 months prior to the Conference and continues for one month after the conference to contribute to the final report. Program Committee members should have capacity to provide approximately 1-2 hours per month for the duration of the planning with additional time to review an estimate of 50-100 abstracts *(approximately November – December 2023). 

Strategic Vision 

To ensure the delivery of a diverse program, maximising professional development opportunities for Australian occupational therapists, and leading to excellence in professional practice. 

Selection Criteria for Program Committee: 


  • Must hold current membership with Occupational Therapy Australia throughout the duration of the OT Exchange planning cycle. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and perform effectively as part of a team. 

  • Demonstrated high standard of oral and written communication skills, time management, and organisational skills to ensure effective teamwork. 

  • Able to attend monthly meetings via Zoom/Teams. 



  • Previous experience in and current knowledge of contributing to the planning and delivery of a conference or other professional development event. 

  • Previous experience submitting and/or reviewing abstracts. 

  • Experience/insight/awareness related to current and future topics or issues important for occupational therapy practice, education, and research for the following practice areas: 

  • Knowledge Translation  

  • Paediatrics 

  • Older Persons 

  • Disability 

  • Emerging and Innovative Practices 


Application Procedure:

All nominations are to be considered. Members of the Program Committee serve in their personal capacity. Candidates are selected based on their standing in the Australian scientific community with due regard for regional, gender, and area of practice balance. 

To help inform the selection process we ask that you provide the following: 

  1. Details of your current work role and contact details including your email and mobile number. 

  1. What your interest is in being on this committee. 

  1. What skills, experience or insights you believe you will bring to the OT Exchange 2024. 

  1. Address the selection criteria as well as nominating area/s of practice for which you feel yourself to be an expert. 

If you are interested in this role and feel you have the capacity to actively contribute to this Program Committee, please email your EOI to otexchange@otaus.com.au 

Key Dates:  

Deadline for application: Friday 21 July 2023 

Monthly meetings commence: Tuesday 1 August 2023, 3pm AEST / 1pm AWST

Further Information: 

Occupational Therapy Australia 
T 1300 682 878 
E info@otaus.com.au 

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