May promises to be a very exciting month with both the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Congress (May 21st -25th) and the first International Sensory Integration (ISIC) congress (May 26th -27th) being hosted in Cape Town, South Africa.
The WFOT congress theme of “Connected in Diversity: Positioned for Impact” promises a rich and diverse scientific programme. The topic of Sensory Integration is well represented at the congress with presentations from Janine Van Der Linde, Antoine Bailliard, Ann Watkyns, Chané Potgieter, Stefanie Kruger, Phoebe Williamson, and Annamarie Van Jaarsveld to name but a few.
The ISIC 2018 congress will focus on an International Journey of Research, Practice, Advocacy and Education in Ayres Sensory Integration. The programme has a dynamic mix of keynote speakers, workshops and presentations emphasizing the latest evidence based research and practices in the field of Sensory Integration.
Gina Daly, SensorNet editor, is travelling to South Africa on behalf of the SI Network, to bring updates from both congresses. Gina will attend the workshops, presentations and international meetings on Sensory Integration. The highlights, research developments and atmosphere from both congresses will be shared live during the events via social media and then more comprehensively in the Summer edition of SensorNet for you, our readers.
Gina will be joined at ISIC by the Chair of the Network, Rosalind Rogers, the Director for Post Graduate Education, Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh and the Director of Membership, Cathy Maguire. The team will be meeting with international colleagues as they come together as a global community with a shared and invested interest in Ayres Sensory Integration.
Copies of SensorNet will be circulated to the international audiences to showcase the strong community of practitioners, researchers and students we have here in the UK and Ireland. Stay tuned as we bring you along with us, on what promises to be an truly inspiring learning experience.