AOTF Engage Summit 2024

AOTF Engage Summit

October 10-11, 2024 | Alexandria, Va.

A place where community partners and occupational therapy researchers can:

  • Showcase their high-quality, community engaged research
  • Build capacity to conduct research that makes a difference in people’s lives and communities

The program will provide multiple opportunities for networking and collaboration. Three panels will be conducted in a world cafe style, providing attendees with small group discussion around the panel topics of: the spectrum of community engagement, building robust and sustainable partnerships, and measuring and documenting the process and outcomes of engagement. During breakout sessions, attendees can learn from other successful teams during “Partnership showcases”, and two poster viewings provide plenty of opportunity for conversation and connection.  

Important Dates:

Abstracts Scientific Poster Submission: Closes July 12, 2024.

  • Research posters will be presented Thursday and Friday, October 10 & 11th, and may feature ongoing or completed studies with or without external funding. 
  • Community-engaged research teams are eligible to submit a research poster. There are no restrictions based on career stage
  • All posters must include academic/clinical and community collaborator authors
  • Posters may feature outcomes/findings of community engaged research, formative or process evaluations of community engaged research, or other studies related to community engagement (e.g., measurement studies, systematic literature reviews).


Partnership Showcase Submissions: Closes July 12, 2024.

  • Partnership Showcase sessions are designed to allow community-engaged research teams to highlight the processes, innovations, and creative collaborations that they have developed and/or implemented in their research.
  • Focused areas may include such topics as approaches to outreach, needs assessment, implementation, dissemination, and/or community programming.
  • Partnership Showcase presenters will also have the opportunity to engage with audience members through collaborative and collegial discussion.
  • Partnership teams will have 12 minutes to showcase their partnership with time for feedback and discussion with other summit attendees.
  • Partnership Showcase proposals that are not well fit to the Partnership Showcase design will be considered for poster presentations.


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