Wednesday, April 27, 2011

OT Available for Work in Egypt

A new OT graduate from Germany is available to work in Egypt in October, 2011, as she graduates in September 2011. Her name is Marlene Lösener and she can be contacted directly for CV and further information at


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In Memory of Professor Dr. Ahmed Hassan

I just received the news that Professor Dr. Ahmed Hassan, Chairman of the Egyptian Physical Therapy Syndicate has sadly passed away. Ahmed was also a member of the Committee to Develop Occupational Therapy in Egypt. He appreciated the profession of occupational therapy and contributed greatly by attending and participating in our meetings and advocating for the development of OT educational programs in Egypt.

Below is a picture taken in 2008 of some members of the Committee to Develop Occupational Therapy in Egypt, OT's working in Egypt and visiting WFOT members:

Pictured: (back row) Laura Efinger, Maha Helali, Dorothey Witt, Deepak Andhare, Christiane Menthrup, Madeleine Corstens-Mignot, Pip Dow, Sue Hartshorne, Ahmed El Khaky; (front row) Majdi Bzoor and Ahmed Hassan

On a personal note, I very much liked Ahmed and enjoyed it when he came to the CDOT-E meetings. He added a sense of wit to our meetings! Loved his sense of humor and will miss it and him...


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month campaign in Egypt led and organized by the Egyptian Society for Developing Skills of Children with Special Needs (ADVANCE), has been launched April 2nd and will continue throughout the month of April.

The Campaign will include:

1) Awareness Seminar at Al-Sawi Cultural Wheel in Zamalek, on Thursday 14th April, 2011 from 5-7 p.m., and its topic is "Achieving Inclusion for Persons with Autism."

2) Art Exhibition "Making Connections" will open on Sunday 17th April and run for 10 days, and will be at "Nation Home of Saad Zaghloul". Opening Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

3) Full Day Conference entitled "Autism Seventh Scientific Conference" to be held in Damietta organized in cooperation with Al-Rahma Center in Damietta in Delta, and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If anyone would like to share any other awareness events in Egypt, please let me know!