Sunday, August 19, 2007

Courses & Conferences in UAE & Turkey

As continuing education is always important, I would like to share information about courses, workshops and conferences on this blog that may be of benefit to OT's in the region.
~~~ Laura

Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine is proud to announce:

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Pre-Conference Workshops: November 20th, 2007
Conference: November 21st & 22rd, 2007
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Al Ain, UAE.

Further information & registration:

Phone: + 971 3 707 5081 / 5230 Fax: + 971 3 707 2853 ( ATT: Ruby Sumapig)
Address: The Secretary Rehabilitation Therapy Department P O Box 15258 Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The International Course on the Hand in Turkey
5th International Course on the Hand
21st to 25th October 2007

The International Course on the Hand will take place for the fourth time in Bodrum, Turkey in 6 years. After having organised a Hand Symposium in 2005 it was decided to return to the concept of a real hand course. The first three hand courses were very successful and many lecturers and participants have spent a wonderful time in Bodrum.

The course is aiming at health care professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hand problems of various origins. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors, Plastic-, Hand- and Orthopaedic surgeons, Orthopaedists as well as Rheumatologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are invited to attend the course.

Besides the multidisciplinary approach the main advantage of the meeting is that people from several countries and from several backgrounds meet and exchange ideas and opinions and return home with new enthusiasm and new inspiration.

The course really wants to contribute to a better understanding between cultures in Europe in the widest sense, improve the level of knowledge and skills of the health care professionals, with the ultimate goal to improve the treatment of those patients that suffer from hand problems.

As chairman of the 5th International Hand Course I invite all friends from Europe and host country Turkey to come to Bodrum and join this interesting meeting.

Prof. Henk J. Stam, MD, PhD, FRCP
President of the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

For details on the conference, please go to:


Anonymous said...

I am an Occupational Therapist in NYC, and I've been thinking of possibly relocating oversees. This information was very helpful indeed.

S. Hashmi OT said...

As an OT working with children in New York, I hope in the future there will be international conferences focused on pediatric intervention, esp. school age children.

Laura Efinger said...


We are looking to hire a full time pediatric OT for the Learning Resource Center for September 2008. So, if you are interested please reply and if you know of anyone else interested please send them my contacts

Laura Efinger
Head of OT Department at the LRC