In December 2015 we attended the second Occupational Therapy Adaptations Conference (OTAC) which took place in Cardiff, supported by Contour Showers the team at The OT Magazine, Made2Aid and recruitment company Alexander Leigh.
The event showcased an excellent array of exhibitors and saw nearly 500 occupational therapists register to learn, discover and network at OTAC Cardiff. The 12 seminars that were scheduled throughout the day were each at full capacity, these included a wide range of talks, from ‘Kitchen Design and Adaptations’ by Peter Davis of Ropox and ‘Designing for Dementia’ by Marney Walker of Viva Access Ltd to ‘The Social Service and Wellbeing (Wales) Act’ presented by Stuart Barrow, MD of Promoting Independence Ltd and organiser of OTAC.
Free for all occupational therapists to attend, the show attracted OTs from Cornwall to Scotland. The event proved a worthwhile and educational day for all attendees with the opportunity to experience products first-hand and talk to service providers face to face was invaluable.
Trish Sweeney, Director of Viva Access commented: “It was brilliantly attended and a great atmosphere.”
The event is scheduled to take place across the country this year with conference’s planned for Reading on 11 April 2016 and in Newcastle on 7 December. The success of OTAC Cardiff has resulted in over 80% of the stands being booked for OTAC Reading in April. To find out more please visit www.otac.org.uk or to register for your free place visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search OTAC.