Welcome to SSO:USA

The Benefits of Membership

Leadership development and professional service

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Searchable database/conference abstracts

Annual Student Research Grants

Discounted annual research conference includes a yearly opportunity to share occupational science research from national and international contributors in a guided discussion format and small group discussions.

Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science: Leading occupational science scholarship 

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Monthly Twitter Chats October 28th  at 7pm EST 
Join us for lively discussions related to human occupations, occupational science education, and research! 
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The Society for the Study of Occupation: USA invites student members to participate in the “What is Occupational Science?” Video Contest!  Please see the Student Video Contest page under the Students menu for more details.


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SSO:USA Annual Conference

Every year the members of SSO:USA look forward to the annual conference.  This year's conference will be held in Lexington, Kentucky.  

Conference registration closed on October 1st.  The conference schedule, travel tips, occupational balance activity details, house party invitation, and silent auction information are available on the website.

SSO:USA 2018 Conference

Governance and Annual Business Meeting

The 2018 Report from the Board & Committee Chairs for the Annual Business Meeting has been posted to the Governance” tab on the SSO:USA website, and is accessible to members for their review in advance of the Annual Business Meeting.

Proposed amendments to the Bylaws are now available to members. At the Annual Business Meeting (ABM), there will be an opportunity for members to discuss the proposed amendments as well as the voting process. The vote on all proposed amendments to the bylaws will be held by electronic balloting not earlier than 30 days or later than 90 days following the discussion at the ABM. Members are encouraged to consult the “Governance” tab on the SSO:USA website to view the current bylaws and proposed bylaw amendments. We thank you for your support in the governance of the Society.