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Summer Learning!

ot-slp-conferences-2014In addition to some rest and relaxation this summer, you might want to brush up on your skills or tackle the CEUs you’ll need this year. Conferences are a great way to do this, since many of them fill those requirements and offer a bit of fun and camaraderie at the same time. We’ve listed some events going on this summer and some that you’ll need to register for ASAP, before all the spots are taken. We’ve also found a few webinars and online conferences for those who prefer to stay close to home.

Occupational Therapy

2014 OTAC 38th Annual Conference, October 16-19 (California)

While this conference is later in the year, registration is already under way.

Also, the AOTA website is a great resource and breaks down a list of OT conferences by state here:

Speech Language Pathology

Online Conference: The Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club, July 31

This course is designed for SLPs interested in learning more about evidence-based practice for their post-extubation dysphagic patients.

 Bilingual Therapies Symposium for Speech Therapists, July 17-20 (New Orleans)

This one-of-a-kind symposium is designed to help bilingual and monolingual school-based therapists better serve the needs of bilingual populations.

ASHA Schools 2014, July 25-27 (Pennsylvania)

The Premier conference for SLPs who work in schools.

Online Conference: Autism: Supporting Social Cognition in Schools, August 6-8

This is the online conference for SLPs who want to use state-of-the-art assessment and intervention strategies to improve the quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Physical Therapy

Webinar: Safe and Effective Cervical Mobilization and Manipulation, July 17th @ 2:00pm EST.

During this webinar, the speaker will review the evidence that supports the use of cervical mobilization and manipulation, and will provide evidence-based guidance for physical therapists assessing patients for the likelihood of stroke or other adverse responses from cervical intervention.

Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program, July 19-20 (West Virginia)

This voluntary program is designed for physical therapists that are APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructors (CIs) and have supervised and mentored at least one student.

2014 CPTA Annual Conference, October 24th& 25th, 2014 (California)

*Early bird registration has been extended to July 15th!*

This year’s conference features two days of educational programming packed with more than 48 sessions, panels, and roundtable discussions on the latest physical therapy best practices and tools taught by leading industry experts.

Mental Health

American Mental Health Counselors Association, July 10-12 (Washington)

Please join your colleagues from across the United States at the 2014 AMHCA Annual Conference, and experience three exciting days of workshops, panels, networking, and much more as we explore the most effective ways to enhance our expertise in the field of clinical mental health counseling.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nov 20-23, 2014 (Philadelphia)

Register now for the 48th annual convention; enhancing CBT by drawing strength from multiple disciplines.

Play and Music Therapy

2014 Conference Association for Play Therapy, October 7-12, 2014 (Texas)

Don’t miss the world’s greatest gathering of Play Therapists at the 2014 Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference! Register now!

AMTA 2014 Conference: Pursue Your Passion for Music Therapy, November 6-9, 2014 (Kentucky)

Join us in Louisville, Kentucky for the eagerly anticipated Networking Extravaganza – the 2014 Conference of the American Music Therapy Association


45th Annual Autism Society, July 23-26 (Indiana)

This is the “must attend” conference of the year! You have to be in Indy for the largest, most comprehensive autism conference in the United States. Hear from more than 100 speakers; network with over 1,000 advocates, individuals on the autism spectrum, professionals, and families.

Working with Children

Working with Children: How to Reach the Next Generation and Change the Game, August 6-9 (California)

*Advanced registration ends July 15!*

This conference brings together outstanding speakers from across the world. Today, across the globe, terrorism and other forms of social ailments are third degree games that are devastating our communities: locally, nationally, and globally. Society is in need of the fundamental I’m OK-You’re OK message and the skills offered through the worldwide TA (Transactional Analysis) community that help people change. Specifically, that can move communities from an “US -vs- THEM” mindset to one of “WE.” This conference theme gives us an opportunity to examine how the games have evolved from one generation to the next.

Archived Webinars: National Children’s Advocacy Center

Webinar topics include: ‘Why Some Bounce Back and Some Never Do – Resilience in Those Who Experience Childhood Abuse’, ‘Using Solid Research to Enhance Your Communications Program’ and ‘Drug Endangered Children.’

CEC 2015 Convention & Expo, April 8-11, 2015 (California)

Save the date for the CEC 2015 Convention & Expo in San Diego, the global event for special and gifted education. Registration is now open with 2014 early-bird rates available.


For a listing of other healthcare conferences through 2015 check the link below and hop on the Healthcare Hashtag project! The goal of the Healthcare Hashtag Project is to make the use of Twitter more accessible for providers and the healthcare community as a whole.


What events are you attending this summer? Leave us a comment below and let us know.


“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put in it.” ~ Brian Tracey.

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