SAOT Events

Sponsored Workshops and Events

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

Do you have ideas for workshops? Are you a trained facilitator? Email your ideas to us at [email protected]

Non-Sponsored Workshops and Events

Note - Listings are provided as a courtesy to the organizers and a service to our members. SAOT does not endorse non-sponsored workshops and events.

Education Event Listings

SAOT provides this Education Events Listing as a resource to our membership. Please note that only events deemed relevant to occupational therapists in Alberta will be posted.

Please provide all pertinent details on your event and provide a link to your event's website in the form below.

Event listings must be approved by SAOT before they appear on the website. This process may take up to four business days. You will not receive notification when your event is posted.

You will not be able to edit your text once you submit your form. So please check to ensure your posting is complete and accurate. If you need to make a change to your posting, contact us at [email protected].

Please click here to add your posting to our listing.

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Title Principle Cost Date Location
Autism Awareness Centre Inc. Presents - Brenda Smith Myles & Kerry Mataya See Website for Pricing 10/28/2016 Delta Calgary South Hotel - 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary, AB
Sensory Tools for Schools Susan Swindeman OTR/L & Maureen Kane-Wineland PhD OT/L $425.00 11/04/2016 Calgary, AB - Best Western Plus Port O’ Call, 1935 McKnight Boulevard NE
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Calgary Open House Free 11/04/2016 U of C Downtown Centre, 906 8 Ave SW, Calgary AB
Free Webinar - Cognitive Work Hardening, Addictions & Mental Health Services at The Homewood Clinics Cassandra Sampson, Homewood Clinic Account Manager; Rabia Khokhar, MScOT; Alisse Ouellette, MScOT No Cost 11/07/2016 Webinar - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders & Arousal Regulation taught by Sheila Frick 650$ 11/09/2016 Montreal, QC
Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment taught by Sheila Frick 300$ 11/11/2016 Montreal, QC
ACHIEVE Difficult Conversations in Edmonton $220 11/16/2016 Edmonton, Alberta
CTRI Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies in Calgary $220 11/17/2016 Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
ACHIEVE Difficult Conversations in Calgary $220 11/18/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
8th Annual Karin Greaves Memorial Education Seminar - Thinking Outside of the Box: Understanding Pain, Depression & Anxiety with Total Joint Arthroplasty University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine In-person $180, webcast viewing individual $125, webcast viewing group (3+) $300 11/19/2016 Edmonton (UofA, Corbett Hall) & Calgary (UofA satellite campus downtown Calgary), Webcast (Individual or Group viewing)
CTRI Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies in Edmonton $220 11/21/2016 Edmonton, Alberta
Choosing Assessment Tools & Using Everyday Items & Tasks To Treat Cognition- Debby McQuillen, OT Reg (Ont) Early bird $450 (before Sept. 16, 2016), Regular (after Sept 16) $500 11/25/2016 Saskatoon, Sk
CTRI De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ in Edmonton $220 11/30/2016 Edmonton, Alberta – Varscona Hotel on Whyte
CTRI De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ in Calgary $220 12/01/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
ACHIEVE Assertive Communication in Calgary $220 12/08/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
Children's Autism Services of Edmonton 9th Annual Conference Deepak Chopra, Carol Gray, Michael McCreary, John Elder Robison, Dr. Robin McWilliam • Full 3 Day Conference Professional: $549 • Full 3 Day Conference Parent or Student: $495 • Single Day attendance: $249 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT (BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST): $50 will be discounted from the above registration fees. 01/25/2017 Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort
Upper Extremity Preservation for Wheelchair Users Wendy Koesters, PT, ATP, SMS Before December 2: $498.00 + $34.86 GST = $532.86 After December 2: $545.00 + $38.15 GST = $583.15 Light breakfast, refreshments and lunch are provided. 01/28/2017 Vancouver, BC
Graduate Certificate in Stroke Rehabilitation University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine $1200/course 02/06/2017 Online
The 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder $525 Full Main Conference (see website for more prices and conference options) 03/01/2017 The Westin Bayshore
Putting the Pieces Together: A Blend of Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Processing Intervention Kim Barthel OTR $425.00 03/03/2017 Calgary, AB
Putting the Pieces Together: Integrating Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Processing Intervention Kim Barthel OTR $375 (early) $425 (regular) 03/03/2017 Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club 2502 6 Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 3Z3
Graduate Certificate in Pain Management University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine $1200/course 03/17/2017 Online




Findings from the SAOT Members' Workplace Psychological Health Survey

In June 2015, 141 SAOT members responded to the Occupational Therapy Workplace Psychological Health survey. The three series of the findings of that survey are as follows:





Fatigue in the Occupational Therapy Workplace

Tired? Have a seat and let's talk about occupational therapists' fatigue in the workplace. Discover how workplace fatigue can affect your personal health and safety, the well-being of your family, colleagues and care recipients, and the productivity of your workplace. Click HERE to view the website. This new resource includes access to:

• Evidence-based research
• Current policy documents
• Resources for action at the personal, management and policy levels
• Recommendations to manage fatigue in OT workplaces

Complete the self-assessments to receive a downloadable professional development certificate!


Alberta Pain Strategy

The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) developed its Alberta Pain Strategy through a Pain Summit in March 2015 and was subsequently approved by the PSA membership at its annual general meeting in October. Click HERE to download PSA's letter and Strategy.


Supplemental Services and Products Covered by the Interim Federal Health

Medavie Blue Cross confirms the supplemental services and products covered by the Interim Federal Health Program. Full details can be found in the Supplemental Coverage benefit grid. Click HERE.