The call for papers is now closed. Thank you to all authors who submitted an abstract for consideration in the WFOT scientific programme. Notifications will be sent on or shortly after the 23 June 2021.
The WFOT Congress 2022 Programme Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Paris, France. The Congress theme ‘Occupational R-Evolution’ will explore the continuing advancements in occupational therapy.
The WFOT Congress Programme comprises of plenaries (symposia, WFOT dedicated sessions, panels) and concurrent sessions selected by the Congress Scientific Programme Committee in conjunction with the WFOT Executive. Abstracts selected through the call for papers process shall showcase our innovative, dynamic, inclusive and culturally diverse views on r-evolution of occupation and the Occupational Therapy profession.
The Congress Scientific Programme Committee invites submissions from occupational therapists, assistants, managers, researchers, educators, students as well as client/service users, in line with the Congress theme, for the below submission types.
Abstract Submission Types:
- Orals and posters
- Research Institute: 3 Minute Thesis (PhD students only)
- Pre-Congress Workshops
Presenting at WFOT Congress 2022 is a very exciting opportunity to share your knowledge, ideas, experience and more with colleagues. It is important that you spend time preparing and checking your abstract/s before submission for consideration by the reviewers and the Scientific Programme Committee.
Please read the below BEFORE submitting an abstract/s for the WFOT Congress 2022 to ensure that your submission meets the specified requirements.
Authors may save their submissions at any time, and come back to complete it before the call for papers closes in April 2021.
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.
Call for Papers opens
14 April 2021
Call for Papers closes
23 June 2021
7 July 2021
Programme released online
8 December 2021*
Early Bird registration closes
26 March 2022
Pre-Congress Workshops and Education Day
27 March 2022
WFOT Congress commences
30 March 2022
WFOT Congress concludes
*Accepted presenters must register by this date
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION TYPES
Oral / Poster
Research Institute: 3 Minute Thesis (PhD students only)
Pre Congress Workshop
Abstract Submission Hints and Tips
Our international Congress Scientific Programme Committee share their three top tips for abstract submission
Aliki Thomas - French
Ana Malfitano - Spanish
Ana Malfitano - Portuguese
Elspeth Froude - English
Cynthia Engels - English
Cynthia Engels - French
Karen Liu - Chinese (Cantonese)
Peter Bontje - Japanese and English
Tongai Chichaya - English