#OTalkOnTour: OT Curry Night at #COT2014, Brighton

Thank you to Karen Ivey (@KarenIvey) for writing her account of our OT Curry Night in Brighton.


#OTalk #OTCurryNightBrighton #COT2014

Could we identify the fellow #OTalk tweeters as we hung around outside the Chilli Pickle in Brighton? Luckily OTs seem to have that innate sense of spotting an OT so we gradually gathered until the #OTalk crew arrived, led us inside and sorted out where everyone was sitting, we had so many extra people we had to have another table! Unusual and delicious food arrived at the table, personally delivered according to your menu choice! So much chat was going on, the wine and beer was flowing but definitely no tweeting. It was very interesting to meet people you had only chatted to before on Twitter. There were young and old, men and women, students, academics and even a Fellow! The OTs were from Mental Health, Social Care, Independent Practice, Education, Health, Forensic and Charitable Organisations – wow – could we be more diverse? I had a lovely time talking to my neighbour about our families 🙂 We also had some Lurkers and some Skeptics amongst us who will now perhaps be converted to join in a future #OTalk. Great evening! Thanks for organising Kirsty.

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#OTalkOnTour – #COT2014 (3rd-5th June 2014)



The #OTalk team are on tour again! Kirsty, Helen and Clarissa will be at the College of Occupational Therapists annual conference in Brighton (3rd-5th June). Unfortunately, Gillian isn’t able to make it this year, but her posters (P141 ‘Underpinning reablement assessment with occupational therapy theory and philosophy‘ and P150 ‘The added value of occupational therapy – Reablement Pilot Evaluation‘) will be on display.


We will be presenting two sessions about #OTalk:

And will be at the following social events:

You can also see Kirsty’s poster (P37 ‘Fandoms – they’re real for us‘) in the ROMPA Poster Viewing area.


Grab us if you’ve got any questions/ideas/comments about #OTalk or would just like to put faces to names. We hope to see you there!

– Clarissa (@geekyOT), Helen (@helen_otuk) and Kirsty (@kirstyes)


#OTalk is On Tour Again: Devon (8th October 2013)



We here at #OTalk are pleased to announce that we will be presenting at theSouth West Regional British Association of Occupational Therapy (BAOT) Lifelong Learning Event (try saying that three times fast!) on Tuesday 8th October 2013 at Buckfast Abbey, Devon.

Are you attending the event? We encourage you to tweet using the #OTalkOnTour hashtag. If you don’t know how to use Twitter yet, you can get help on the day.

Keep an eye out for Helen and Kirsty, who are representing the team, and say hi if you see them! (I wonder if they will be sporting their #OTalkOnTour sashes…?)

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#otalkontour – at the COT conference – tweetup and #otalk 18th June 2013

#otalkontour is a new hashtag and blog category for use when the #OTalk/#Occhat crew go on tour – recently some of the team attended a BAOT regional study day and next week a few us of will be at the COT conference in Glasgow.

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