The MiOTA Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce that the 2020 conference will be virtual. MiOTA is committed to offering continuing education opportunities to its members and given the state of the COVID situation and the amount of unrest in our communities it is vital we plan accordingly. The conference planning committee is busy planning for the change in format which still occur September 24-26, 2020. Sessions will occur “synchronous”. The sessions will be recorded for viewing “asynchronous” at a later time period.
Dear MiOTA members,
First of all, we celebrate and recognize the distinct value each of you bring to the consumers you serve through treatment, education of students, and advocacy of the profession. Establishing an individualized occupational profile to create client-centered, occupation-based interventions contributes to the ability to create treatment plans that are meaningful and directed toward valued occupations.
The theme for this year’s OT celebration is so pertinent to what the pandemic has posed to our profession various venues providing occupational therapy. As a profession we need to embrace challenging circumstances as our clients are embracing challenges in their day to day lives and thriving through OT interventions.
Thank you for your ongoing engagement in MiOTA; your membership allows us to be informed professionals through advocacy and networking.
The Executive Committee and Association Assembly of MiOTA
MiOTA is aware of the concerns many of you have regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your personal and professional life. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Michigan, many questions and concerns have been submitted to our association. This is a difficult time for all of us and rest assured your professional association volunteer leadership in collaboration with our lobbyist, Bret Marr and the AOTA Regulatory Affairs committee have been collaborating to answer questions and provide resources.
We are actively working with AOTA and our state legislators to support our profession and, by extension, our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information is frequently changing so our volunteer team is doing our best to fully review all of it for accuracy before we share it with you.
Additional COVID-19 resources are located for MiOTA members and non-members alike under the Advocacy Updates webpage.
General information on professional responses to COVID-19 can be found on AOTA’s website for members and non-members alike: https://www.aota.org/Practice/Health-Wellness/COVID19.aspx.
The American Congress for Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) is offering a series of free educational webinar resources featuring "experts from the Tele-Medicine industry to provide clear and up-to-date information regarding telemedicine and remote monitoring in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation during the COVID-19 crisis": https://acrm.org/resources/coronavirus-pandemic/acrm-pandemic-webinar-series/?fbclid=IwAR06yrGS5RSIAimR3zBakDXwpOFRsRJEpJnfrrIHyNHwmlp-ld2mRTFZAis
If you are currently practicing or transitioning to telehealth therapies, please make sure to verify telehealth benefits with each insurance providers.
For additional information on telehealth, please log into your MiOTA account and visit the COVID-19 & Telehealth webpage.