2024 Annual Conference


October 18th-20th, 2024

UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel

Athens, GA



We cannot wait to see you there! 

Have questions, comments, or need assistance with conference information? 

Please email us at: [email protected]



 Call for Papers: 


Call for Papers is Closed. Thank you to all who submitted. GOTA Conference Planning Committee will be in touch.




Stay Tuned! Will open in July!


Exhibitor & Sponsorship: 


This conference is a vehicle to assist GOTA and its members in addressing and achieving its strategic goals. As a sponsor, your participation in this event will allow approximately 150 OTs, OTAs and students to learn about services your company provides and improve the lives of patients throughout the state of Georgia. Click the link below for information on sponsorship opportunities. Thank you for your consideration as we could not do this without you!





The Georgia Occupational Therapy Association extends our deepest condolences to all who are affected by the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza. We stand with first responders and healthcare professionals, including occupational therapy practitioners, who have or are experiencing trauma, mourning losses, and are supporting the healing, recovery, and resiliency of others. It is our hope to see peace in the region, the expedient release of all hostages, and for the strength, safety, and wellbeing for all.



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GOTA is proud to partner with Aspire OT to offer our virtual continuing education course library. As a member benefit, most courses are free or discounted for GOTA members. Members will also receive discounted access to Aspire OT's course content. New courses are added monthly. 

GOTA members have access to free and discounted CE courses (login required). 
GOTA Aspire OT member Access
Non-members can also access GOTA's online CE courses with a course fee.
GOTA Aspire OT non-member Access






Current Initiatives

State Reciprocity

GOTA is now partnering with the Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee OT associations (ALOTA, LOTA,  and TNOTA) to bring our states together to offer more pathways for learning, disseminating knowledge, and beyond! More exciting opportunities are ahead as our three states work together!


International Initiative

The GOTA board  just approved an international membership for OTPs or identifying OT practitioners in other countries who are in need for educational opportunities, mentoring, and resources. The first country GOTA is looking at partnering with is Ukraine. Within this initiative, Ukraine Ergotherapists (Occupational Therapy practitioners in their country), will be able to attend our annual conference, workshops, other CE events, as well as have access to resources, such as Legislative Day and how they could bring this to their country! We are also considering a “buddy” partnership in which a therapy practitioner here could be partnered with a therapy practitioner there to open dialogue, conversation, and learning from each other. Anyone interested in working towards developing this initiative currently, please contact Stephanie Johnson, GOTA president directly at [email protected]


Dry Needling

A HB was introduced in 2023. Stay tuned during the 2024 session for more details on this bill.

New Courses 

Visit back for more details. If you have a course idea or are interesting in assisting in planning courses, Please contact [email protected]

Collaboration with APTA of Georgia

GOTA is also working towards interprofessional initiatives with APTA of Georgia for educational opportunities, presentations, and beyond. If interested in assisting to lay the path for this initiative, please contact [email protected].


Want to be more involved with GOTA but not sure were to start? Contact [email protected].  We have many projects and are always looking for volunteers! 





Contact GOTA: 

Georgia Occupational Therapy Association

P.O. Box 495
Gainesville, GA 30503
United States


Volunteer Opportunities

Feel like you need to make a bigger impact in your profession? Want to help advance Occupational Therapy in the state of Georgia? GOTA is the perfect organization to get started! We are actively looking for members to fill different executive board and committee positions. If you would like to get more involved, please click on the link below to learn more.

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