OT Week 2017


When: Friday 27th October 2017

Time: 6:45am for a 7:00am start

Where: Crown Perth – Botanical Room

Guest Speaker: Stacey Smallfield from the USA

Presentation: Why does theory matter?

Synopsis: Evidence-based practice has been a buzzword in occupational therapy education and practice for the past twenty years. The keynote speaker will argue that theory, such as the PEOP model, rather than evidence, should drive occupational therapy.


Members $40.00

Non Members $55.00 (includes Student Non-Members)

Student Member $35.00

Click here to register your attendance. Booking form can be emailed, faxed or posted to WAOTA office by Friday 13th October 2017

Email: info@waota.com.au

Fax: 9388 1492

Address: 4a / 266 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008

 Dr Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA earned her Master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and later completed her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has clinical practice experience in adult physical rehabilitation and gerontology and has non-traditional occupational therapy practice experience as an innovation designer for the largest non-profit provider of older adult care and services in the U.S. She is Board Certified in Gerontology through the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Dr. Smallfield currently is the assistant director of the entry-level doctoral occupational therapy program at Washington University in St. Louis, which has designed its educational curricula around the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model. She has over 14 years of experience in academic education, teaching in the areas occupational therapy theory, evidence-based practice, and occupational therapy assessment. She also has experience teaching in the areas of adult physical rehabilitation, therapeutic adaptation, ergonomics, rural issues, home modification, and health promotion.

Dr Stacy Smallfield has extensive experience collaborating with The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) on their Evidence-Based Practice Projects. Click here  to view an example of a systematic review completed in collaboration with AOTA. 




Nominations are invited for this year’s WA Occupational Therapy Association Awards

All awards will be presented at the WA Occupational Therapy Association 2017 Breakfast on

Friday, 27th October 2017.

Please note all nominees must be current financial members of the WA Occupational Therapy Association.

Please ensure you read through the selection criteria for each award and forward all nominations to info@waota.com.au or post to:

WA Occupational Therapy Association Office

4A / 266 Hay Street

Subiaco WA 6008

Nominations for all awards should be marked “confidential” and made without the knowledge of the nominee.

Nominations close Friday 13th October 2017

Click here to view nomination form and criteria

We would also like to acknowledge our sponsors below, for there ongoing support to our association, thank you.

2017 Breakfast Sponsors

Guild Insurance

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor 2017


Unicare Health

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor 2017

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Surgical House

Silver Breakfast Sponsor 2017

 Surgical House


Silver Breakfast Sponsor 2017

 Bluesky Healthcare




Breakfast Sponsor 2017

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Breakfast Sponsor 2017


Edith Cowan University

Breakfast Sponsor 2017