About #OTalk

#OTalk is a weekly Twitter chat, designed to enable discussion about occupational therapy and the broader academic discipline of occupational science.  The first #OTalk happened on the 25th October 2011 (the week of World OT Day 2011), and it continues to run each Tuesday between 8-9pm UK time.

#OTalk is run by a team of volunteers, that have evolved over the years adding new ideas and developments this has enabled #OTalk to engage with the community. All that have or are involved are passionate about empowering occupational therapists to engage in CPD.  Each individual has contributed a great deal to the development of #OTalk

The weekly #OTalk chats are suggested and facilitated by guest hosts and supported by the OTalk team. Any member of the community can suggest a topic and volunteer to host a chat.

Although informal, Twitter chats provide excellent continuing professional development opportunities, bringing people together who have diverse perspectives and experiences, without requiring you to travel or pay expensive course fees. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Over the years the OTalk has embraced new ideas, and ways this forum can support the community. The team also got on the road #OTalkOnTour running stands at local and national Occupational Therapy events and conferences. As well as giving presentations and workshops about using social media as a CDP tool.

The weekly chat topics are broad-ranging, and are generated by the community. Examples of previous discussions have included:

If you have any questions or want to get involved feel free to contact any of the #OTalk team.