Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group

Occupational Therapy Regional Group - OTARG

Ghana 2017

OTARG is a regional group of World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

The Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group was formed to promote Occupational Therapy in the Africa by;

promoting co-operation amongst OT’s, OT Associations, professional ethics, facilitate regional exchange, placement of OTs and OT Students, facilitate the exchange of information,  and advance the standards of practice in OT among other objectives. 

Otarg which started with 9 member countries in 1996 has by 2015 grown to  17 African country members with expectation of growing bigger as more countries continue to join the Group as well.

As an African Occupational Therapy regional Group, OTARG has held a biennal Congress which brings together Occupational therapists and Non OT professionals from Africa and beyond  to converge in a chosen African country to deliberate and share for the purpose of promoting the profession in Africa.  The latest congress was hosted by Uganda in 2015

The next OTARG congress will be hosted by Ghana in 2017. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


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Abstract submission closing date extended to 16th May 2017 to Accomodate late submissions

Conference Information

Call for Abstracts

Opening Date Nov 1st, 2016
Closing Date May 16th 2017
Presenter NotificationMay 31st, 2017

Submit Your Abstract Here


email it to: abstracts2017@otarg.org.za

        Key Dates:


Early Bird Registration Opens April 1st, 2017
Early Bird Registration Closes May 30th, 2017
Regular Registration Opens June 1st, 2017
Regular Registration Closes Aug14th, 2017
Presenter Registration Closes May15th, 2017



Opening ceremony Sept 11th, 2017
Conference Sept 11th-13th, 2017