Call for Papers

The Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium (SRTS) will be held March 27 – 29, 2024, in Myrtle Beach, SC. This year’s theme is Connection, Compassion, and Competency: The Next Wave of RT.


Please consider submitting a Call for Papers related to the theme and the ATRA Competency Study results. We are accepting both face-to-face as well as pre-recorded for On-Demand presentations. As you may know, the SRTS Symposium attracts individuals throughout the United States and Canada. One free speaker waiver for each session accepted for presentation. The deadline to submit your Call for Papers is November 17, 2023.


We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Symposium! 

Click here to submit your Call for Papers

Call for Papers Resource

SRTS will focus on Recreational Therapy as a treatment modality.  Sessions should be congruent with this focus.  We strongly suggest an emphasis on: 
– Outcome Measurement
– Academic Preparation and Clinical Applications
– Intervention Skills/Competencies
– Programs and Techniques Integrated Into Healthcare Systems


Speaker Information:

One speaker per presentation will be granted a free registration.
Speakers will pay for their own meals, lodging and transportation.
Speakers should be available to present on any of the days of the symposium.  If your proposal is accepted, we will confirm in writing the day and the time of your presentation.  Speakers selected will be contacted.  

Directions for Becoming a SRTS Presenter:

1.  Fill out the Call for Papers form and submit it before the deadline.
2. Wait for a confirmation that your Paper was received.
3.  Wait for confirmation email for acceptance.
*** If you have any trouble with this process, please feel free to reach out to us at