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Idaho State University Student Occupational Therapy Association Chapter wins national award

Posted June 1, 2011

The Idaho State University Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) has won a national award this spring from the American Occupational Therapy Association's Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD).

 The award came in response to ISU SOTA’s sponsorship, in conjunction with the state occupational therapy association, of the Treatment Summit in Pocatello in the spring of 2010.

The Treatment Summit brought high-quality professional occupational therapy continuing education opportunities at a reasonable cost to eastern Idaho. Students were responsible for recruiting speakers, securing suitable space, arranging meals and snacks, and staffing the registration desk for the event.

The Treatment Summit was one of four award-winners in the ASD's You Are the Future Challenge announced in conjunction with the ASD's meeting at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association in Philadelphia in April. ISU's program was chosen from among 70 entries submitted nationwide. Following up on this success, SOTA's subsequent Treatment Summit in April attracted students and professionals from across the state.

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