After careful consideration and in agreement with the WFOT Executive and Association Nationale Francaise des Ergotherapeutes (ANFE), a decision has been made to reschedule the 18th WFOT Congress in Paris, France to the 28 - 31 August 2022.

The International Congress is held every four years and brings together occupational therapists, assistants and students from across the globe to develop professional fellowship, exchange technical and scientific information and to promote high standards of occupational therapy practice, research and education worldwide.

The 2022 congress will feature unique social events, local tours, an extensive exhibition and programme of expert presentations on the 2022 theme “Occupational R-Evolution”.

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The Congress will be a hybrid event, enabling you to attend in-person or online.

We acknowledge that international travel is still uncertain at this time. Virtual attendance options offer choice and flexibility for delegates, and allow opportunities to engage with those who may not be able to travel.

We strongly encourage those that can travel to Paris to attend in-person, to take advantage of the collegiality, networking opportunities and atmosphere that is unique to the International Congress.

We have all missed the opportunity of in-person occupational therapy events in the past year and are looking forward to the opportunity to connect in 2022.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

Welcome from WFOT

On behalf of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), I would like to offer a warm and sincere welcome to the website for the upcoming 18th WFOT International Congress.

We encourage you to start making your preparations now to join us in Paris, France to share the latest research, learning and best practice for our profession and connect with peers from all around the world.

Our theme “Occupational R-Evolution” will explore the continuing advancements in occupational therapy, and in our world, and highlight the leadership of our profession for navigating the dynamics of change.

We look forward to welcoming you and learning from you. We aim to enrich your understanding, stimulate your thinking and shape your ideas, by presenting a truly global programme of speakers and topical professional content.

Be sure to visit this website and the WFOT website regularly for the most up to date information and subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates direct to your inbox. We invite you to join the conversation with us on social media. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram using the tag #WFOT2022.

We are excited about meeting you in Paris,

Ritchard Ledgerd
Executive Director, WFOT

Welcome from ANFE

Welcome from ANFE

On behalf of the French Association of Occupational Therapists (ANFE), I look like to extend a warm welcome to occupational therapists from around the world who will be joining us in Paris, France, August 28-31 for the WFOT International Congress and Exhibition.

The health situation is improving and we can hope to see you in person. That's good news!

We therefore look forward to hosting you during four days of innovative presentations, stimulating exhibitions, contacts and international meetings, not to mention the unforgettable social events that we have prepared for you. The Congress will focus on the theme of "Occupational R-Evolution", to showcase international and varied high-level research, new developments in training and innovations in professional practice.

Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. You can enjoy its many cultural attractions and its gastronomy delights. So, we welcome you to Paris to both find inspiration, and be inspired and to make the most of all this wonderful city has to offer.

Arnaud Schabaille
Président de l'ANFE