Mission: The SSO:USA is a research society that strives to build the body of knowledge in occupational science to benefit humanity. The Society invites abstracts of in-progress or completed research, theory, or current issues in the study of occupation, or the activities that occupy our lives. Contributions from all sciences and professions are welcome. Format of the conference emphasizes discussion and networking to enhance research. 



Detailed submission instructions and review criteria can be accessed by downloading the Call for Papers. Abstract submission closed on February 4, 2019. Please click here to access the new SSO:USA abstract site, or click the red button below. The primary author on each abstract will receive notification via email regarding the status of his/her submission by late March 2019. If you have any technical difficulties with using the abstract system, please contact Aaron Eakman at [email protected]


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The conference will be held at:

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
5401 N. Scottsdale Rd., 
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250

SSO:USA has negotiated a discounted room rate at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale. To book your room at this exclusive rate, you must use the following link: DoubleTree SSO:USA 2019.



Conference Theme: The Darker Side of Occupations: Illegal, Taboo, Risky 

2019 Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science by Charlotte, Royeen, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Pre-Conference Institute: Transformative Mixed Methods Designs in Evaluation for Social, Environmental and Economic Justice, by Donna M Mertens, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Gallaudet University

Silent Auction, with proceeds benefiting the SSO:USA Student Research Grant

Occupational Balance Activities



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