Occupational Therapy Community

Occupational Therapy Conferences

I am fortunate to have been able to attend several Australian and Canadian Occupational therapy conferences and two American conferences.  I have attended WFOT congress on three occasions.  Conferences offer a wonderful opportunity to network with new people with similar interests and broaden one’s horizon’s beyond what you already know and are doing.  Visit this page to see a list of all conference presentations.

Professional Development/Workshop Facilitator

I enjoy developing workshops for my peers and find this a very positive way to give back to”pay it forward” for my profession.

Hamilton, A. & Burwash, S. (2011).  “Social Media for Occupational Therapists: An experiential workshop”.   Invited to deliver a face to face workshop for occupational therapists in South-West Alberta on August 18th 2011 in Lethbridge, AB.

Penman, M. Bodell, S., Burwash, S., Hamilton, A. Hook, A., Jacobs, K. (2010).  World OT Day 24 Hour Virtual Exchange.  “The Power of Occupation”.  Global online conference, Dunedin, New Zealand. The inaugural 24-hour online conference celebrating World OT Day on October 27, 2010.  Co-convened the conference with 5 other occupational therapists from around the globe.

Hamilton, A. (2010). Social Media in Higher Education: Incorporating wikis in health-care education.  Innovative teaching seminar. Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta.  May 18, 2010.

Hamilton, A., Penman, M., Jacobs, K., Bodell, S., Hook, A., Burwash, S., Kashani, R., Wade, W., &, Haywood, C. (2010).  A participatory workshop on using online technology in occupational therapy education and practice. The 15th world congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. May 7, 2010.

Jacobs, K., & Hamilton, A. (2010). A Participatory Workshop On Using Web 2.0 Technology In Occupational Therapy Education And Practice. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Orlando, FL. May 1, 2010.

Hamilton, A. (2009).  Social Media Unboxed II: Best Practices for KT in Healthcare. Oral online presentation to Research Transfer Network of Alberta (RTNA), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Hamilton, A. & Burwash, S. (2009). Successful use of a class wiki. Online webinar across Canada, USA and the UK, presented by CANBUG (Canadian Blackboard User Group),  Halifax, NS, Canada.

Hamilton A. (2008).  Health-care knowledge transfer using the online environment. Oral presentation at Home Living Program Research Day, Alberta Health. Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Brown, C., Hamilton, A., & Rivard, A. (2008). Finding Evidence for Practice. One-day professional development workshop conducted on behalf of Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists, June 17, 2008.

Hamilton, A. (2007). “Using social software in teaching and learning activities to advance students’ digital literacy for applications in the health sector”. Oral presentation/workshop to School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Vic., Australia.

Hamilton, A. & McKinstry, C. (2007).  Using Evidence in practice: A hands on workshop for clinicians. One-day professional development workshop conducted on behalf of OT Australia (Vic).

Hamilton, A., & Wilding, C. (2005).   “Current Models in OT Practice”. Invited speaker at NW Victoria Regional Group.  Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Peer Reviewer for Occupational Therapy Journals

  • The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
  • The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy International