Sunday, January 6, 2008

"Occupational Therapy for Egypt" abstract to be presented by Christiane Mentrup at the next European Congress for OT.

The next European Congress for Occupational Therapy is being hosted by the German Association of Occupational Therapists - Deutscher Verband der Ergotherapeuten (DVE) in Hamburg May 22-25th, 2008.

Christiane Mentrup will be presenting an abstract:
Occupational therapy for Egypt/Ergotherapie für Ägypten

The presentation will be on May 22, 2008 from 1500-1520 hr.

The following abstract information was obtained from the COTEC website (

Absno: 498
Autoren: Mentrup C.1
Institute: 1Zürcher Hochschule der Angewandten Wissenschaften, Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
Thema: Occupational therapy training
Thema: Ergotherapieausbildung (9)
Occupational therapy for Egypt/Ergotherapie für Ägypten

A gerontologist in Cairo approached the World Federation of Occupational Therapists about the need to set up the profession in Egypt. During the Council Meeting in 2002 a WFOT project was established and a group of persons within and outside of Egypt started to work on achieving the goal of setting up OT practice and education in the country. Involved were representatives of consumer groups, health care professionals, educational experts and government officials. In the meantime two Cairo universities established an educational curriculum and several foreign colleagues have contributed to OT practice. This presentation will show the process and complexity of setting up the profession in a "new" country.

Ein Gerontologe aus Kairo wandte sich an den Weltverband der Ergotherapeuten mit dem Anliegen, den Beruf des Ergotherapeuten in Ägypten zu etablieren. Während der Konferenz 2002 wurde ein WFOT-Projekt gestartet und eine Gruppe von Menschen im In- und Ausland begann, Grundlagen für die ET-Praxis und Ausbildung in Ägypten zu schaffen. Dies geschah unter Einbeziehung von Vertretern von Nutzergruppen, Gesundheitsdienstleistern, Ausbildungsfachleuten und Regierungsvertretern. Zwischenzeitlich haben zwei Hochschulen in Kairo einen Ausbildungslehrplan geschaffen, während einige Kollegen aus dem Ausland einen Beitrag zur ET-Praxis leisteten. Dieser Beitrag zeigt den Prozess und die Komplexität der Schaffung eines Berufsstands in einem "neuen" Land.

Please visit the website for information regarding the program, abstract filing, registration and general information.


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Thanks for your input and information on rheumatoid arthritis.

When I established the blog, I did not want it to be used as my daily personal OT "diary," hence, the un-regular postings.

So I update the blog when there is new information in regards to OT development in Egypt.