2019 December Newsletter

An international association for adult neurological rehabilitation

Newsletter December 2019
Executive Committee News
We would like to wish all IBITA Members a peaceful and joyful Holiday Season and best wishes for 2020!

Congratulations to Mr Hiroshi Miura from Japan who qualified as a Basic Course Instructor at the end of November. Mr Miura is the second instructor-candidate qualifying with the new process and we would like to wish him every success teaching as a full member of IBITA.

Education Committee
Continuing Professional Development Survey
The Education Committee is working proactively to build on and develop membership resources with respect to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey if you haven’t already done so. (This survey was previously included in the July newsletter.)
Your feedback is important to us and we value your opinions. Please click on the link below and take 5 minutes to complete the survey. The link to this survey is LINK

Thank you to everyone who has completed the previous Google Surveys. The surveys will remain open until the middle of January 2020 if you have not had the opportunity to complete them.
These are the  links – 

  • The “Perspective on aspects of the ICF” – LINK
  • The Model of Bobath Clinical Practice – LINK
  • The Clinical Case Report – LINK  

The Education Committee plan to review all the survey results in preparation for their Mid Year Meeting at the start of February

Research Committee
At the AGM the proposal for a Scientific Director was discussed (LINK) and the presentation given by Julie Vaughan-Graham  (LINK).
Please could members discuss this issue in their country groups and / or with colleagues and send their ideas to the Research Committee by 31st December 2019.

A new article has been added to the Library and is also mentioned on the webpage –  https://ibita.org/bobath-concept-research/

  •  Gunduz, A. G., Yazici, G., Özkul, Ç., Kügük, H., Çaglayan, H. Z. B., & Nazliel, B. (2019). The effects of early neurodevelopmental Bobath approach and mobilization on quadriceps muscle thickness in stroke patients. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences49(1), 318-326.  LINK 

Nominating Committee
Dear IBITA members,
Please note that all the open posts have already been announced in the last newsletters.
Don’t forget to think about YOUR nomination.
We will continue the recruitment process in the new year.
We want to wish all of you a very happy Christmas time and a wonderful start to the New year.
Kind regards from Cecilia, Koji, Heike

Qualification Committee
The Qualification Committee would value your feedback on the Instructor – Candidate evaluation form that was updated earlier this year. To date only three members have completed this survey so please, if you have used this form to evaluate the teaching of an Basic Course Instructor-Candidate during an assistantship please could you complete the Google Survey before January 31st  –  LINK to survey

Instructor Training Committee
I-C Training Module Registration will open January 1, 2020. 
Instructor-candidates will be given priority registration on a “first come, first served” basis until April 1st 2020.  All instructor candidates should submit their I-C Training Module registration before April 1 to secure a place on the module.
The 2020 ITC modules in Sweden will be:

  • 22-25 August – Pre AGM IC Training Module: Postural Control and the Upper Limb
  • 30 August -2 September – Post AGM ACI-C Training Module: Using Task Analysis as a tool for developing clinical reasoning skills in the Bobath Concept

Instructor-Candidate Training Module Grant submission deadline is January 30.      Refer to Procedural Manual 5.1.2 IBITA Instructor-Candidate Training Module Grant.
Finally, if you have any information for the next newsletter, please send it to me by 15thJanuary 2020

Seasons Greetings
Janice Champion
IBITA Secretary