The IOTA members have added a retired membership category. Practitioners that are 55 years or old and no longer practicing in occupational therapy can join for $15 annual fee. Please tell your retired colleagues and encourage them to support IOTA.
November--Executive Board meeting
February 18, 2015--OT Capitol Hill Day
Plan to celebrate AOTA's Centennial in 2017
2014 IOTA Fall Conference
IOTA hosted a two-day conference on September 26 & 27, 2014. Participants were able to earn 11.25 CEUs by attending both days.During the fall business meeting, the bylaws were updated to allow retired occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to join IOTA at a reduced membership fee. Jean Linder was awarded the IOTA Honorary member of OT award. The 2014 IOTA Dorothy Main Memorial Scholarship winners were announced: Kelsy Nenneman (OT student) and Aaron Aamodt (OTA student). Changes to our professional licensure law were discussed.
President Dr. Gloria Frolek Clark reported that IOTA is currently at 292 members (2013 fall conference membership was 184). Leanne O'Brien issued a challenge to all IOTA members: for every person you sign up as a member--you can have your name put into a drawing to win a free annual IOTA membership. PLEASE consider talking with your colleagues. This will support IOTAs work which in turn supports the profession in Iowa.
Benefits of Membership
Membership in IOTA is growing. This is great news since IOTA is a member-driven organization and relies on the members to operate. Membership dues are used to provide a fall conference, employing a lobbyist to protect consumers and the profession, scholarships, communication through website and newsletters, and encourages networking and professional growth.
Go to the Membership Page to join or renew today (credit cards accepted).
There have been recent changes to the occupational therapy professional regulations regarding continuing education. Please be familiar with these changes.
The Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy uses your email address to notify you of licensure renewal. Be sure they have your current email address. Also make a note in your planner when your licensure must be renewed so that it doesn't lapse.