To network continuously und thus to promote the development of occupational science is one of our tasks as professionals. Therefore, AOS is in contact with other OS organizations in order to live and maintain networking.
AOS is cooperating with the following OS societies:
Australasian Society of Occupational Scientists (ASOS)
ASOS dient als Netzwerk für ASOS is a network for occupational scientists from Australia and New Zealand to promote occupational science in Australasia.
Deutsche Occupational Science Gruppe (dOS)
In cooperation with Occupational Science Europe (OSE), a group of dedicated occupational therapists organized and hosted an OS-conference in Europe for the first time in 2017, more precisely in Hildesheim.
As a result of this conference, the German-speaking Occupational Science Group (dOS) was formed. Since then, they has been meeting regularly to discuss and shape occupational science in German-speaking countries.
Japanese for Study of Occupation (JSSO)
JSSO aims to explore the phenomenon of occupation in an interdisciplinary manner and to promote (inter)national networking on OS issues, as well as to bring OS thoughts and ideas into research, education and policy.
Research in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Foundation (ROTOS)
Like AOS, ROTOS was founded in 2020 with the idea of strengthening networking between the European community of occupational therapists and occupational scientists in research.
Société Francophone de Recherche sur les Occupations (SFRO)
Founded on February 27, 2019, with headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland), SFRO is the French, international and interdisciplinary occupational science society with the aim to promote interdisciplinary research in occupational science in the French-speaking world.
The Society for the Study of Occupation USA (SSO:USA)
One of the first worldwide societies of occupational science is “The Society for the Study of Occupation USA” or SSO:USA.
Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists (CSOS)
CSOS goals are to promote occupational science, to create opportunities for networking and to make occupational science understandable to the public. Therefore CSOS addresses the following questions on its homepage:
- What is Occupational Science?
- What does the OS offer?
- What does “occupation” mean for people?
- Who are „Occpational Scientists“?
International Society of Occupational Science (ISOS)
Thanks to the International Society of Occupational Science (ISOS) a worldwide network has been created that deals with research and education in the field of occupational science.
ISOS was founded in 1999 at the OT Australia National Conference in Canberra by 32 occupational therapists to create an international network dedicated to the study of occupational science with focus on social issues.
Occupational Science Europe (OSE)
OSE aims to strengthen occupational science on an international level and to link occupational scientists in Europe. Currently, there are four committees that, together with the OSE Board of Directors, define, plan and implement measures to strengthen occupational science and the networking of occupational scientists.
Sociedad Chilena de Ciencia de la Ocupación (SoChCO)
During a lecture on occupational science at the University of Southern California in 2006, Professor Erna Blache proposed the creation of an occupational science society. Her students showed interest and were immediately enthusiastic about the idea. In 2008, a group of alumni from this course succeeded in initiating the first meeting of the “Sociedad Chilena de Ciencia de la Ocupación (SoChCO)”.
Since then, SoChCO has been pursuing goals around the scientific development of its members, supporting the dissemination of occupational science findings, and serving as a link between international OS societies.