The Director of the School of Occupational Therapy at Universidad de Las Américas, Victor Miranda, was elected President of Latin American Federation of Occupational Therapy (CLATO). The election took place during CLATO's 6th "Latin American Meeting of Occupational Therapy Teachers," in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
CLATO's mission is to encourage networking between occupational therapists from different countries through the exchange of experiences, technologies and knowledge to achieve greater development of the occupational therapy profession.
The organization seeks to become a resource for ongoing communication between professional associations and the demands of the professional community for the development of preventive, curative and rehabilitative practices. Miranda added that the institution is based on the values of responsibility, excellence, quality and respect for human rights.
Referring to the objectives of the Latin American organization, Miranda noted that it seeks to bring together occupational therapists who teach in schools recognized by the national associations to promote and advertise the profession through participation in continuing education and scientific writings, government policies on health, education, labor, justice and all efforts that focus on improving quality of life.