Call for Abstracts

The 2024 OT Summit of Scholars is excited to collaborate, disseminate, and discuss the creative possibilities for occupational therapy and occupational science research.

There will be three ways to share your innovative and impactful research:

Accepted paper and poster abstracts will be published in OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.

All abstracts can be submitted using the button below. Please have all information and materials ready, as the system does not save partially completed submission.

Submission deadline was February 23, 2024.  Call for Abstracts now closed.

Research Papers

Research paper abstracts will be organized into breakout groups based on theme, with 10-15 minutes for each abstract. To be considered for a research panel, the project must have external funding (i.e., federal agencies, foundations). Preliminary findings are acceptable for a research paper, but should be presented as such. Faculty, those with a non-academic research position (e.g. research directors for hospitals), and postdocs are all eligible to submit research papers.

Research papers may also be considered for poster presentations depending on the number and quality of submissions.

Poster Session

Research posters will be presented Friday, June 5th, and may feature ongoing or completed studies with or without external funding.  Faculty, those with a non-academic research position, postdocs, and PhD students are all eligible to submit a research poster. 

PhD students submitting research posters as first author are eligible for the OT Summit Student Award.  Three awards will be given:

Works in Progress (WIP)

The WIP sessions are designed to allow researchers who have current or planned research proposals to improve their submissions through collaborative and collegial discussion. We have designed these sessions to help investigators workshop their ideas and develop their proposals.  Presenters will receive feedback from a panel of researchers comprised of funded investigators, as well as other summit attendees.  WIPs are available to any researcher (PhD student, postdoc, associate professor) across the research trajectory.