Humanitarian Turia Pitt will deliver the opening keynote at Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference & Exhibition on June 21-23.

Pitt, who suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body when she was caught in a grassfire while competing in an ultramarathon, has raised over a million dollars for Interplast, a charity that sends plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health staff to Asia-Pacific countries.

Other conference speakers are Leanne Carey, Professor of OT Therapy at La Trobe University, stroke survivor and founder of Genus Network, Caleb Rixon and Professor of Indigenous Health at UTS, Faye McMillan.

For those interested in gaining an insight into the career journey of OT academics an Early Career Researcher/Academic Speed Q&A is on June 22.

There are also social opportunities with a welcome reception, gala dinner, student and early career networking drinks and a post graduate networking luncheon.

Over 800 delegates have registered for the conference which is being held at the Cairns Convention Centre., North Queensland.

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