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Malaysian professor conferred Occupational Therapist honorary fellowship

KUALA LUMPUR: Occupational Therapist and Dean of the Perdana University School of Occupational Therapy (PUScOT) Professor Nathan Vytialingam was recently conferred the World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT) Honorary Fellowship.

Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Regional Group (APOTRG), in a statement said, the award was in recognition of Nathan’s significant contribution towards the development of the profession of occupational therapy.

“Nominees for the award are occupational therapists who have made an exceptional impact on the profession of occupational therapy with the WFOT member and associate member countries,” it said.

In the same statement, Nathan thanked the Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association (Mota) for nominating him.

“The success and the pinnacle of my career is due to my years of clinical and educational exposure,” he said.

According to WFOT, the Honorary Fellowship is the highest functioning award for outstanding contributions and distinguished service to the profession of occupational therapy at a local and international level.

Since 1954, there have been 41 Honorary Fellowship conferred.

This year, Nathan was the only nominee and the first Malaysian as well as in Southeast Asia to have been conferred this award.-thestar

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