Welcome Message


Dear distinguished guests, colleagues and friends,


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives me great pleasure in extending a warm welcome to all the delegates and their accompanying persons to visit Taoyuan, Taiwan for the 1st Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium (APOTS 2017). The symposium will be held from October 20th -22nd, 2017.


The main theme of APOTS 2017 is “Contextualizing Occupational Therapy: Research, Practice, and Education”. We’ve invited four prestige speakers who have outstanding achievement and major impact in the field of world occupational therapy. Through the aspect of research, practice and education, and the learning of the development of the occupational therapy and the health care in the world, we expect not only to have deeper understanding of it, but also to help our participants broaden horizon of vision, further to establish, develop and execute the appropriate occupational therapy based on local society and medical context. Furthermore, we hope APOTS can be the platform for all the participants from all over the world to share experiences and to enhance their expertise.


Taoyuan has been one of the most diverse tourist spots in Taiwan and has offered an intriguing blend of the modern and the traditional Chinese culture. With the devotion by the government, Taoyuan has also developed distinctive attractions among culture, history and nature which present the "Taiwan Experience."


On behalf of all members of the Organizing Committee from APOTS 2017, I wish you a superb time during the Symposium and a memorable stay in Taoyuan!


Yours sincerely,

Ying-Chun Chou,
Chairperson, APOTS 2017