#OTalkonTour, Events and Conferences, Posters, Podcasts Notable Mentions, and Publications.

The OTalk Team love nothing more than getting out and about to promote the professional use of social media and its benefits.  They have facilitated workshops, presented posters, given talks and guest lectures at events, conferences and Universities all over the country – Again in they’re spare time and financed personally. The team tweet about these activities with the hashtag #OTalkonTour. OTalk has published several articles, as well as been referenced and/or mentioned in a number of notable lectures, publications and tweets.

Event & Conferences #OTalkOnTour

June 2012: Social Media Surgery, Realise your online self. Presentation at The COT annual conference, Glasgow, UK.

May 2013: Using Social Media Professionally. Presentation and Social Media Surgery at COT Eastern Region Study Day, Cambridge. 

October 2013: Using Social Media Professionally. Presentation at the South West Regional BAOT Group Study Day.

November 2013: #OTalkonTour. Social Media Presentation and Surgery at Student Occupational Therapy Links Scotland.

November 2013: Professional Use of Social Media. Presentation at The OT Show, Birmingham.

June 2014: #OTalk – What’s in it for who?  Presentation at The COT Annual Conference.

June 2014: Virtual ‘Journal Club’ – Try before you byte! Poster Presentation at The COT Annual Conference.

June 2016: Social Media Networking Event.  Fringe Event at the COT Annual Conference.

June 2018: OTalk Stand and Social Media Q&A. Social Media Surgery at the Northern and Yorkshire Region Student Conference.

July 2018: 21st Century Meaningful Occupation. RCOT Annual Conference, Occupation station.

November 2018: Social Media for CPD. OTalk Stand and Presentation at The OT Show.

June 2019: OTalk Networking Dinners & OT Bingo CPD Activity. Events at the RCOT Annual Conference.

July 2019: OTalk as CPD. Presentation at the RCOT Scottish Eastern Region  Lets Talk CPD” Study Day.

November 2019: Let’s OTalk About It. Workshop at The OT Show.

June 2021: Social Media and CPD. Webinar at RCOT London Regions CPD & Networking event.

July 2021: @AbleOTUK Launch Event. OTalk supported the launch the @AbleOTUK network, for Occupational Therapists with lived experiences of disability and chronic illness.

August 2021: “Launch a Conversation”. OTalk with new RCOT CEO, Steve Ford.

October 2021: #OTalk Turns Ten…  



October 2012: Occupational Therapists do it on Twitter: A Global Conversation. Blog Talk Radio with Armando F. Sanchez as part of ”Celebrating the Global Family of Occupational Therapy Podcast”.

Notable Mentions

October 2012: Professionalism, keep talking.  Mentioned in the Department of Health AHPs bulletin by Karen Middleton Chief Health Professions Officer as a forum for OTs to voice views and band together. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402145903/http://ahp.dh.gov.uk/2012/10/22/professionalism-keep-talking-2/

March 2013: Mentioned in the Francis Report. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/170701/Patients_First_and_Foremost.pdf P31.

June 2013: Mentioned in Elaine Hunters Elizabeth Casson Memorial lecture. COT Annual Conference.

April 2015: “Communities for OT students transforming from student to practitioners”.  Mentioned by Michelle Perryman during the opening plenary of the University of Cumbria MSc Research Conference 2015.

May 2016: “Take an occupationally focused perspective by initiating and engaging in discussion, Social Networks and OTalk”. Mentioned Rebecca Twinley during her presentation on “The Dark Side of Occupation”. COT Northern and Yorkshire Regional Student Conference.

June 2016: Mentioned in the opening preliminary by Julia Scott CEO. COT Annual Conference.

August 2016: Mentioned in Wendy Bryants podcast reflection on her Elizabeth Casson Memorial lecture at COT Annual Conference. 

October 2016: “So impressed by #OTalk, brilliant CPD opportunity. 3 Cheers!”. Twitter shout-out from Zoe Parker, Education Officer of Lifelong learning at COT. 

October 2016: “OTalk as a way of doing CPD and inspiring and connecting people”Twitter shout out from Suzanne Rastrick, AHP Officer for NHS England. 

January 2017: “OTalk has to be the best regular twitter chat forum for occupational therapists”. Twitter shout out from Martin Reid of COT.

March 2017: OTalk acknowledged as a valuable tool for engaging the professions views by Stephanie Tempest in the RCOT career development framework.

May 2017: OTalk “a great opportunity for students” Mentioned by Suzanne Rastrick, Chief allied health professions officer for NHS England. 

October 2017: OTalk Intern role an “exciting opportunity with a great team that adds a lot to the profession”. Mentioned by the Elizabeth Casson Trust. 

June 2019: “Great presence from the OTalk Team, as always” Shout out from Samantha Shann, VP of WFOT at RCOT Annual Conference. 

April 2020: Mentioned in Dr Jenny Prestons Elizabeth Casson Lecture. RCOT Casson Lecture Live Stream.


November 2012: Talking the #OTalk. Article in OTNews 20(11), 42.

October 2013: Taking #OTalk Forward. Article in OT News 21(10) 17.

April 2016: Social Media, Creating Communities of Research and Practice. Editorial piece in BJOT.

September 2017: Developing digital leadership skills. Article in OT News 25(9) 34-36.

November 2017: Online CPD Opportunities. Included in a Digital Learning article from the OT Magazine.

November 2017: Feel the fear and start doing research tomorrow. Reflection article in OT news November 2017 25(11) 44-46.

January 2019: Planning your CPD. Article in CPD Life Magazine.

October 2019: A place to talk all things Occupational Therapy. Article in OT News 27(10) 50-51.

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