There’s only one week until The Occupational Therapy Show, where over 5000 OTs are expected to gather to explore new products, gain valuable knowledge, and listen to some incredible speakers. Are you ready for the exciting event? We certainly are – make sure you drop by to say hello to the OT Mag team at stand G28 to subscribe and receive your free goody bag!

Here’s a preview from our November/December issue to get you raring to go!


Last year at the OT Show


On the 27-28 November this year, The Occupational Therapy Show is set to return with an impressive 5,000 members of the occupational therapy profession attending the NEC, Birmingham over the course of two jam-packed days to take advantage of the outstanding exhibition floor and world-renowned programme, all for free. This year The Occupational Therapy Show is set to be our biggest show yet, offering hundreds of trade suppliers, thousands of products, on-stand training, cutting edge innovation, as well as first-class education, renowned speakers, 80+ hours of accredited CPD and regulatory updates, meeting the needs of all occupational therapists and exhibitors from across the UK. Free for delegates to attend, the atmosphere at the Birmingham NEC comes alive once again as the doors open the show’s 7th anniversary event.

Thousands of OT professionals will pour into the NEC, to make the most of the extensive trade exhibition with hundreds of manufacturers, suppliers and training providers in attendance. These include AKW, Etac, Essex County Council, Invacare, Otolift Stairlifts, Prism Medical, Sunrise Medical, to name just a few. Delegates have the perfect opportunity to discover new innovations and the latest products, materials and technologies to reach the UK market. There is also plenty of live demonstrations of products and on-stand learning for delegates to make the most of.


A speaker at the occupational therapy show To complement the major exhibition, The Occupational Therapy Show will host an education programme with streams for all OTs including mental health, moving and handling, neurology in practice, paediatrics, housing, equipment services, and governance. Among the highlights on the educational programme, our Keynote Theatre will deliver sessions covered by the likes Dr Mary Birken, Anne Addison, Jennifer Creek, Julie Barnhouse and Adam Ferry, among many others. There are also another six theatres packed full of informative lectures which have all been developed to actionable inspiration to enhance your daily practice.


The Occupational Therapy Show Awards, in partnership with the OTCoach are a regular installment at the event, adding to the networking and social opportunities on offer. These awards return again this year to provide an afternoon of celebrating and recognising the achievements of well-deserved occupational therapists who are going above and beyond in their roles.


housing adaption trials at the occupational therapy showSponsored by Freedom by Symphony, the Housing Adaptations Trail is designed to help OTs source products and information to help their clients achieve independent living at home. This was a huge success last year, with over 30 exhibitor’s participation to support the launch and hundreds of OTs taking part. The Exhibitor Product Launches webpage was also launched and went down a storm with both delegates and exhibitors alike. This has been enhanced for 2019.


A firm favourite amongst our delegates and exhibitors and back for another year is the Paediatric Trail, highlighting exhibitors and seminars that OTs could visit in order to give them greater exposure to all the latest learning, products, services and technologies on the paediatric market, enabling them to bring an enhanced service to clients.


Introduced last year, these awards celebrate and acknowledge successful exhibiting companies and the products or services they supply to the OT audience. Judged by a panel of respected OTs put together by Jen Gash of The OTCoach, these coveted awards are back again this year.

The Poster Zone, has once again been inundated with submissions and is set to be more popular than ever. This area allows individuals and teams within the OT profession to share best practice and network with colleagues from across the UK, discussing the presented works and posters.


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