/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists' annual conference first time north of 60/



    OTTAWA, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 300 occupational therapists and
related health care professionals from across Canada and internationally will
gather in Whitehorse, Yukon for the annual conference of the Canadian
Association of Occupational Therapists. Themed "Exploring the frontiers of
occupation," the conference will offer presentations on First Nations and
Inuit health, obesity and healthy occupation, mental health services in the
north, older driver safety, primary health care, rehabilitation through
technology as well as consumer presentations.

    
    When:   June 12-14, 2008

    Where:  Yukon College, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, YT
    

    The opening ceremony will feature a welcome from the Yukon government by
The Honourable Brad Cathers, Minister of Health and Social Services,
Councillor Florence Roberts, Deputy Mayor, City of Whitehorse as well as
representatives from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation. A highlight of the ceremony
is an address by the keynote speaker Madeleine Dion Stout, a leader in First
Nations and Inuit health, who will speak on the importance of how traditions,
cultures, relationships and material worlds affect daily living. Join
conference delegates at the Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive at 8:00 a.m.
on Thursday, June 12 for the official opening of the conference.

    About CAOT

    The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) was founded in
1926 and is a national, non-profit professional organization. It strives to
advance excellence in occupational therapy practice and to promote access to
quality occupational therapy services for all people of Canada. CAOT, along
with its provincial and territorial affiliates, represents over
10,000 occupational therapists and almost 1,100 students.
    For more information on CAOT and the conference program, please visit
www.caot.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Wade Scoffin, Association of Yukon Occupational
Therapists, (867) 334-1553

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