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2015 MOTA Conference

Radisson Hotel North Baltimore 

2004 Greenspring Dr,  Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093



NOVEMBER 6, 2015

Please join TEAM MOTA for 3 more races this year

in September, October and November!

Mark your calendars for the following races below. Meeting spots are TBD. Please go ahead and register on your own when you get a chance. MOTA bibs will be provided at each race. Come join us for some fun, exercise and OT networking!

Race One:
The Fort McHenry Tunnel 5k Walk/Run is hosted by MdTA in support of Special Olympics Maryland- Baltimore

September 20:…/7th-annual-fort-mchenry-tunne…

Race Two:
Purple Stride 5K Run to benefit pancreatic cancer- CCBC

Sunday October 11, 9:00 am:…/purple-stride-5k-run-family-f…

Race Three:
Best Buddies 5K and 1- mile Fun Run to benefit those with Intellectual and development disabilities- Towson

November 14, 8:30 am:…

7th Annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland

The Fort McHenry Tunnel 5k Walk/Run is hosted by MDTA in support of Special Olympics Maryland. It is a 5k course out and back in which the participants will...


2015 Henrietta Price Student Scholarships

Students who are members of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association are invited to apply!

Two $1,000 awards are available

(one to an occupational therapy assistant student and one to an occupational therapy student)  

The application period commences September 7, 2015 and ends on October 16, 2015.

CLICK HERE to launch the application packet.

For more information, please contact Derek Piggott at

2015 MOTA Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 MOTA Annual Awards.  If you are a current MOTA member, you have been sent a notification email with details.  Nominations must be received by October 16th.  Remember that in most cases, nominees MUST be MOTA members.

Annual MOTA Awards:

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE: Highest honor- given for outstanding contributions to the field of occupational therapy. This award also recognizes accomplishments in research, education, public relations, recruitment, and administration.

ROSTER OF MERIT: Recognition of a therapist whose knowledge and expertise have made a significant contribution to the advancement of occupational therapy.

PRESIDENTIAL COMMENDATION: Recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of occupational therapy.

OUTSTANDING PRACTICE: Recognition of a therapist providing excellent treatment in a clinical setting with demonstration of particular skill in application of theory and techniques.

EXEMPLARY DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM AWARD: Recognition of a cohesive department or program that demonstrates accomplishments in program development, quality assurance, communications, and teamwork.

EXEMPLARY STUDENT SUPERVISOR: Recognition of an individual who has contributed

EXEMPLARY FIELDWORK SITE: Recognition of a fieldwork site that has provided high quality, creative, and comprehensive educational opportunities to OT students in the State of Maryland.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Recognition of an individual who has demonstrated sustained and significant contributions to the profession and/or to the practice of occupational therapy in Maryland over the course of a career.

Ruth Brunyate Wiemer Award:- Nomination is biennial and occurs in odd-numbered years.


For a current list of MOTA members, log in and look under the "Members Only" tab.


Please contact Derek Piggott,  VP Awards and Nominations at for further information.



Upcoming MOTA Positions!

Executive VP
VP, Public Relations
VP, Events
OTA Representative
Student Representative


We wish you the very best as our new MOTA Officers!

How about serving on their committees?
We're seeking a few members to help with upcoming awards and the quarterly newsletter.
Volunteer hours can be used toward Maryland licensure and NBCOT certification renewal.
Please contact Kate Eglseder at for information.

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