Next year's Naidex National to feature new occupational therapy zone
30th July 2013
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Organisers of the mobility aid industry's flagship event, the Naidex National, have announced that the 2014 show will for the first time feature a dedicated zone for occupational therapists (OTs) and their clients.
This news, as detailed on the Naidex website here, is sure to be welcomed by both occupational therapists themselves and the many people across the UK who benefit from their expertise every day, with event director Liz Logan describing next year's show as presenting the 'perfect opportunity' for OT professionals to improve the standard of service they provide.
From recommending the installation of disabled showers and other specially adapted equipment to teaching patients how to make the most of their physical abilities in practical terms, occupational therapists are recognised as having a major role to play in the advancement of those who make up the UK's sizeable limited mobility and elderly communities.
The Chief Executive of the College of Occupational Therapists, Julia Scott, was among the first to react to the announcement, saying that she and her colleagues were 'delighted to be doing this through our partnership with i2i Events Group, the organisers of Naidex National with whom we have a longstanding relationship. Together, we will provide excellent CPD [continuing professional development] opportunities for our members at Naidex in 2014.'
It has been reported that the new space will consist of student-focused seminars, workshops, 'meet the expert' sessions and other such features, which will be delivered as a collaborative project between the College of Occupational Therapists and the i2i Events Group.
The Naidex National 2014 event will be held at the NEC in Birmingham between 29th April and 1st May next year, and is sure to feature its usual range of mobility-friendly products, from disability chairs to accessible holiday packages, as well as a wide selection of relevant seminars and presentations from industry experts.
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