Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists

Your voice for Occupational Therapy in Alberta!

Dedicated to the well-being of all Albertans, SAOT is the vehicle to drive practice, shape capacity and grow the profession of occupational therapy in Alberta by bridging research, practice, advocacy and policy.

Become a Member

Are you a registered OT practicing in Alberta? Become a member and help shape the profession of OT in Alberta! We offer several categories of membership that provide access to our wide range of benefits. The membership year runs from March 1 to February 28 of each year, and fees are pro-rated after September 1. Learn more >>

Workshops & Events

Occupational therapy is a diverse profession with endless learning opportunities. We list both SAOT-sponsored and non-sponsored educational opportunities and events. Learn more >>

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Occupational therapy is a health profession that enables people of all ages to overcome everyday barriers, helping them engage and participate in meaningful lives. Learn more >>

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You may choose to hire an occupational therapist privately. Like other independent contractors, occupational therapists’ rates and services offered differ. Search for an occupational therapist in private practice by geographic area and area of practice here. Learn more >>

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April 2019

WEBINAR: Is a Career Refresh What You Need to Overcome Burnout & Fatigue?

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Burnout is something that we often don’t talk about, but it’s a serious issue with rehab therapists. From interviews and surveys with physical therapists from across Canada, Andrew discovered that 13% of clinicians were looking to change careers or pursue non-clinical careers. Therapists enjoy seeing patients, but day-in, day-out patient care can often lead to clinical fatigue and burnout. For therapists struggling with their career, the options may seem limited. They are left finding a non-clinical management role, opening their…

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Responding Appropriately to Grief and Loss as a Healthcare Professional or Wellness Provider

April 26 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $425 149 tickets left

Healthcare professionals are in a unique and challenging position when it comes to supporting people with life changing and life threatening illness and death. These professionals, caregiving in the front lines,are dealing with difficult and emotional situations everyday, sometimes without the formal training on how to be supportive. Grief is the internal and natural response to loss that human being experience, and everyone, either in their personal or professional life, will inevitably be faced with a situation of significant loss…

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Lower Extremity Edema Management

April 27 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 4:30 pm
Grey Nuns Community Hospital – Room 0647, 1100 Youville Drive W Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 5X8 Canada
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Presenter: Glyn Murgatroyd, BPE, BScOT SAOT Members Receive a $50 Discount on this Two-Day Workshop Lower Extremity Edema Management is a comprehensive two-day seminar, focusing on developing strong foundational skills in the practice of edema management. This course covers the full spectrum from theory, assessment, technical skills of vascular and sensory assessments, compression therapy and compression stockings/systems. Participants will have an opportunity to practice vascular assessments using doppler ultrasound and photoplethysmograph machines. Vendors from 3M Canada, BSN Medical and Market…

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May 2019

Chronic Pain Management

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$150 – $265 36 tickets left

This is a dynamic, interactive workshop with an emphasis on making a complex, biopsychosocial experience and its treatment easier to explain to your colleagues and clients. It includes group learning and small group discussion and problem solving. Stories and metaphors will be used to illustrate concepts. You will apply the information provided in the workshop to case examples. Discussion of the participants’ various practice environments will add further opportunity to apply this learning to real world clients and settings. Learning…

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June 2019

Getting Kids “In Sync” at Home and School

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$175 – $285 59 tickets left

Some children resist participating in family and school activities or respond in unusual ways to ordinary sensations of touch and movement, sights and sounds. Because of a common disability called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they don't behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t. SPD interferes with the neurological process of organizing information about ordinary sensations that we get from our body and environment to use in daily life.  A child, adolescent or adult with SPD may…

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Parent Workshop – Sensory Savvy Activities at Home and School

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$35 – $60 88 tickets left

Do you have a child who struggles with sensory processing challenges? Does your child have difficulty functioning at home? At school? Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child, is coming to Edmonton! Join Carol and co-presenter, Julia Berry, for this hands-on workshop designed to teach you strategies that will help your child develop sensory-motor, social, and language skills.  Using simple items like paper plates, bubble wrap, bicycle inner tubes, and other loose parts, participants will learn enjoyable ways to…

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Bringing Seniors Into Focus – Health Professionals Mini-Conference

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 12:00 pm
Central Lions Recreation Centre, 11113 - 113 street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$145.00 – $295.00 99 tickets left

This 1.5-day event will feature expert presenters covering a variety of topics including seniors' cognitive, physical, emotional and environmental well-being. Visit www.seniors2019.ca for detailed information.   June 21, 2019 Registration: 7:45 am Opening Remarks: 8:15 am Concurrent Sessions: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Lunch and refreshment breaks are included. June 22, 2019 Registration: 8:00 am Concurrent Sessions: 8:30 am to Noon Refreshment breaks are included. Exhibitors – Auditorium & Atrium Open both days.   Download the mini conference brochure  Bringing Seniors…

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September 2019

Mealtime Miseries: Management of Complex Feeding Issues

September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$295.00 – $495.00 71 tickets left

Elizabeth Clawson, MS, Ph.D., LCP, HSPP and Carol Elliott, B.S., OTR/L   How does feeding, a process so integral to the child’s health and well-being, go awry? The focus of this two-day course is on the Transdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment (TR-eatTM) model integrating oral motor therapy techniques and behavioral management for the treatment of complex feeding problems. It will cover innovative strategies and case examples to address oral aversion, food refusal, poor transition onto solid foods, texture grading, learning to…

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October 2019

Dysphagia – Basic and/or Intermediate

October 25 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$235.00 – $525.00 100 tickets left

Day 1 - The Swallowing System: Back to the Basics October 25, 2019 Tiffani L. Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, LSVT Certified Clinician, MBSImP Registered Clinician To be able to accurately assess and develop a treatment plan for dysphagia, it is of the utmost importance to understand the system, including the muscles, central nervous system and cranial nerves.  The ability to understand the neuro-anatomy and physiology of a normal swallow will enable clinicians to more accurately complete their assessment, diagnosis and…

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