Join us online for virtual "conference" events, including:

COTAD-ED Virtual Lunch & Learn


Keynote Address by Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

2nd Annual COTAD Awards

COTAD Chapter 

COTAD Events at #AOTA20

Fri, Dec 11
Must pre-register; link sent day of event
Taking Action for LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Occupational Therapy
The third and final session of COTAD IGNITE Series 3.0 will center around taking action for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in occupational therapy. Must pre-register via EventBrite by 5 p.m. on Dec 10. The link for the event will be sent via email on the day of the event.
Sat, Nov 14
Online Event
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in OT Education and Fieldwork
IGNITE Series 3.0, Session 2
Thu, Oct 29
Online event
Advancing LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Occupational Therapy: Out in OT?
Open to all! Pre-registration required. Registration will end 24 hours prior to the event and a link to connect will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.
Thu, Oct 08
The link to join will be sent on 10/8.
Pathways to Occupational Therapy & OT Student Support
This is the third and final event in the COTAD IGNITE 2.0 Series.
Thu, Sep 17
Online Discussion
Action for Inclusion in OT Education: Fieldwork Challenges Related to Racism and Discrimination
Join COTAD-ED for a discussion and action planning to address racism and discrimination in clinical training.
Thu, Aug 20
IGNITE Series II: Programmatic Challenges Related to Racism and Discrimination
Join us for the first event in the second IGNITE series hosted by COTAD-ED with a focus on OT education.
Thu, Aug 06
Online Event, Zoom
Join us for the final event in the IGNITE series on anti-racism. We will be reflecting with COTAD leaders and coming up with our own action strategies to move into the future.
Sat, Jul 11
Online Event
Value of Voices: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on DEI
Here from experts from SLP, PT, Anthropology, Public Health, Biomedical Engineering and Research.
Wed, Jun 17
IGNITE Series: The Black Male OT Experience in the U.S.
A panel presentation highlighting the successes, challenges, and experiences of Black male OT practitioners.
Sat, Jun 06
IGNITE Series: Are You Okay? The Impact of Racism & Police Brutality on Health & Occupation
COTAD is here and available to give you the space to discuss how police brutality and racism impact your daily occupations.
Wed, Apr 29
COTAD Conversations: "Racism, Representation, and Responsiveness in OT: A Follow-up Conversation"
Continue the professional dialogue about issues of race, racism, and representation in occupational therapy with this can't-miss OT month event!
Sat, Apr 25
COTAD Chapters: Building Community Around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A conversation about how the power of community can be leveraged to target issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Sat, Apr 18
Your Community!
COTAD Day of Service 2020
Join COTAD members and leaders around the world in serving individuals and organizations in their communities during OT Month.

Registration for the 2020 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo AND COTAD events is open! We look forward to meeting current and future members, sharing knowledge, and growing our network of diversity supporters in Boston.


Register now to ensure access to exciting COTAD community events, conference sessions, and conversations!

6th Annual COTAD Breakfast with

Keynote Speaker Dr. Varleisha Gibbs

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Sponsored by MGH Institute of Health Professions

$15 OT/A Practitioners & Guests || $10 Students

Pre-conference Institute - Moving Towards Vision 2025: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Occupational Therapy Academic Programs


COTAD-ED Lunch & Learn Discussion


Inclusion & Diversity-related Conference Sessions & Workshops


2020 COTAD Community Service Project & COTAD Chapter Challenge

Sponsored by Washington University at St. Louis Occupational Therapy Program, West Coast University Alumni, & TheraPeds


COTAD Booth & Swag at the Expo

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