In the United States, April is OT Month. It is also the time when the AOTA annual conference is frequently held, as it is this year. I have been fortunate to be able to attend the AOTA conference quite a few times in my career. It is always an event that is well-planned, full of terrific information and resources, and a wonderful opportunity to see and interact with OTs from across the country.
This year will be the 92nd Annual AOTA Conference!!! This means that the first conference was held only a few years after the profession was formally organized in the United States in 1917. If time travel were possible, it would be so fascinating to travel to the AOTA conference in the 1920s or 1930s. I can only imagine the excitement those early OTs must have felt in gathering together as a nascent profession. I like to think that if they were able to travel to the conference this April, they would be pleased and proud to see what terrific things have been accomplished in our profession!!
See you later this month in Indianapolis!!