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WOSC 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available! Please visit the sponsorship tab on our website here.

Pile of papers and journal articles

Thanks to all who submitted abstracts to WOSC 2022.  We are very pleased with the enthusiastic response. We received over 200 abstracts from 30 countries! Acceptance emails went out on Monday, February 14th. The deadline to confirm acceptance is March 31st. Shortly following that, (approximately mid-April) we will post our conference program and open conference registration. 

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Conference Call for Abstracts Extended

The call for abstracts will close on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 24.00 PST (Pacific Standard Time). Be sure to check out the submission guidelines on the website.

Announcement of date change

Dear Colleagues,
Recently the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Conference, to be held in Paris, France, was rescheduled from March, 2022 to late August 2022, thus causing a conflict with the dates of the inaugural World Occupational Science Conference to be held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and the International Society for Occupational Science.
The inaugural World Occupational Science Conference (WOSC) has been rescheduled to 18-20 August 2022 in order to best serve the international occupational science and occupational therapy communities, ensure that potential attendees do not have to choose between conferences, and facilitate scheduling and travel. These new dates now appear on the conference website (
We appreciate the many expressions of support and concern we received over the past few weeks and look forward to continuing our preparations for the inaugural World Occupational Science Conference.
Thank you,
WOSC 2022 Leadership Team
Dr. Susan Forwell, Chair
Dr. Suzanne Huot, Vice Chair
Dr. Julia Henderson, Executive Director