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).

Licensure

Remember that 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. Don't let your license lapse because you were waiting for a renewal reminder in the mail!!