Amidst the suffering that the state of Michigan has experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now join the nation in grieving the deaths of Amaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Most recently, the murder of George Floyd by four police officers in Minneapolis has revealed the virus of racism that has been present through our society largely unseen and unaddressed for decades. The murders of Ms. Taylor, Mr. Arbery, and Mr. Floyd have unleashed a massive protest movement across the country. These protests are the expression of years of pent-up frustration with racism and inequality.
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.
Speakers will be contacted formally in the next few weeks. We have modified the exhibitor opportunities as well.
MiOTA's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
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.