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The annual OT Week Breakfast is the flagship event of the WA Occupational Therapy Association calendar. It is an opportunity for OTs to come together and celebrate the wonderful Occupational Therapy profession as a group. It is a great way to catch up with colleagues from university days or previous workplaces and a great place to meet new friends!

Each year, WAOTA invites a guest speaker to attend the Breakfast, with the aim of offering a personal perspective on Occupational Therapy and reigniting the passion for OT that inspires us to do what we do! The Breakfast also provides the opportunity for WAOTA to present Awards to recognise excellence among the members of WAOTA. Award winners are nominated by OTs and/or colleagues, and all award winners remain unaware until their names are announced at the Breakfast!

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 WAOTA OT Week Breakfast and Awards

Friday 26th October 2018
6.45am for a 7am start – finishes 9am

Botanical Room, Crown Casino, Perth

leanne-sakzewski-150Keynote Speaker

Dr Leanne Sakzewski

View Dr Leanne Sakzewski Publications 

Presentation:  Cerebral Palsy clinical research partnerships over the last decade. Australian Occupational Therapists impact on the global stage

Dr Sakzewski is an occupational therapist with 30 years clinical and research experience working with children with congenital and acquired disabilities and their families. She conducted a large randomised controlled trial investigating the efficacy of constraint induced movement therapy and bimanual occupational therapy for children with cerebral palsy as part of her PhD. She has since conducted a number of trials of rehabilitation interventions for infants, children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries. She held a NHMRC TRIP (Translating Research into Practice) Fellowship between 2012 and 2014 investigating ways of increasing the uptake of evidence into practice by occupational therapists for cerebral palsy upper limb interventions. Prior to commencing her PhD in 2006, Dr Sakzewski worked clinically as a senior occupational therapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth working primarily in paediatric rehabilitation. 


Members: $45.00

Student members: $38.00

Non members (includes student non members): $60.00

Breakfast Booking form

OT Week A4 Poster – Display around your workplace

Ideas for promoting OT Week in your workplace

Photos from 2017 OT Breakfast

Nominations are invited for 2018 WAOTA Awards. All awards will be presented at the WAOTA breakfast. This year we have introduced a new award in honor of Freda Jacob. To view all award categories and criteria, click here.

Please submit all applications by COB 12th October 2018 to


Professional Development Course
with Dr Leanne Sakzewski

Day 1

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