Coastal District Meeting and CEU Opportunity

Our first 2017 Coastal District Meeting will take place at the South Mississippi Regional Center at the Long Beach, MS campus located at 1170 W. Railroad St., Long Beach, 39570, on Thursday, February 9, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending approximately at 7:00 p.m. The topic will include a free one hour CEU seminar entitled "Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia: Care and Resources" given by Melora Jackson, MS, CMHT, our local state Training & Program Specialist for the southern half of Mississippi’s Division of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementia, under the Department of Mental Health in Long Beach, Mississippi. The 1.0 contact hour will be free to all current MSOTA members including those who renew or who join that evening. Refreshments will be provided. When you reach the campus, you will arrive at a guard shack. They will give out a visitor's pass and direct you to the Training Resources building located to the left after the guard shack. There will be signage for the correct classroom where we will have the meeting and seminar. Please contact Julie LeBlanc, MS, OTR/L, at (228) 223-3271 or at jal7093@cableone.net for further information.

MSOTA Legislative Appreciation Day

Save the date of January 26, 2017 for MSOTA Legislative Appreciation Day to be held at the State Capitol from 7:30 am -11:30 am. What is the purpose? To thank legislators for their service and educate them on the role of Occupational Therapists as service providers. Hope you can join us!

Research Participation Opportunity

Alabama State University is conducting graduate student research in the tri-state area (Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi). We are recruiting OTR/L’s who have or are currently fieldwork educators to participate in our survey. This survey consist of 17 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes, and can be completed online via computer or smartphone entirely through the link provided below. Thank in advance for helping further the field of occupational therapy! https://surveyplanet.com/5814104f215dab46e9c5b802

Volunteers Needed

The Jackson Free Clinic has several opportunities for clinician volunteers. Please contact Candace Page-White for more information.

New Website Launch

This website will help with the work of keeping our membership connected. With social networking support, simple tools for staying in touch, space for sharing documents and photos and resources to support committees, we can use it to help market our association and highlight great work being done.  All current members should have received an e-mail with their username and instructions for setting up your password. Let us know if you are having trouble logging in the new site!


Purchase your official Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association t-shirt for $15.00. The shirt features the state of Mississippi and the new MSOTA logo on the back. Pick up locations vary by district.

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