2019 July Newsletter

An international association for adult neurological rehabilitation

Newsletter July 2019

Executive Committee News:
Congratulations to Paul Lee of South Korea who has been awarded a PhD for his Thesis entitled: Effects of Kinetic Chain Exercise with Lumbopelvic Neutralisation on Postural Symmetry, Balance and Gait for Stroke Patients. He received his award at the end of June

Preparation for the 2019 AGM
The Congress website address is www.agmibitaargentina.com
The link to the Registration page is LINK
The AGM agenda is available on the website and will be updated regularly as reports and items are added –  LINK
Postal Votes will be available from the 2nd August until 16th August for members who are eligible to use them. Completed forms must be sent to Catherine Cornall. Email:  c.cornall@ibita.org by 16th August.

Please note that you must submit your SIS, your membership status is dependent upon submitting your form – the deadline was  June 30th. To complete your SIS please go to the member webpage – Select “Your Profile” – select “Edit your Profile” – select “Fill in your Statement of Instructor Status Survey”.
Please contact me if you need assistance

IBITA Subscriptions are now due.

Subscriptions must be paid after 1 July and no later than 31 August –  Invoice.
Members are reminded that the country world economies change every year, please check your country on the invoice.
Country Representatives are encouraged to please pay for all country group members in one payment.Please read the invoice carefully as we now have tiered membership dues. If you have any questions please direct them to Leo Kooijmans, Treasurer, email: l.kooijmans@ibita.org

IBITA Professional Development Support Grants. 
Applications are due August 3, 2018, please refer to Procedural Manual 5.1.1

IMPORTANT DATES – have been updated for 2019. Please check this page regularly. LINK

Education Committee
The MBCP references listed on the public webpage have been updated – LINK 
The member webpage has been updated – LINK

Membership are advised of the new publication:
Michielsen M, Vaughan-Graham J, Holland A, Magri A, Suzuki M. (2019). Responding to Comments  – The Bobath concept – a model to illustrate clinical practice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(17):2109-2110. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1606946. Epub 2019 May 9. LINK

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the process by which IBITA Instructors and Instructor Candidates keep updated to meet the needs of the organisation and their own professional development. It includes the continuous acquisition of new knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable competent practice in the context of multidisciplinary patient/client care.  A role of the Education Committee is to develop, support and promote a culture of CPD to develop teaching practices and that of the Peer Review Committee to monitor CDP. It is timely to reflect on the nature of professional development in IBITA and to acquire a better understanding of what Instructors and Instructor Candidates currently do to develop their teaching practice. This understanding of current attitudes and behaviours with respect to CPD will then provide a good basis on which to develop resources and educational days to support the IBITA membership.
Both committees would be grateful if Instructors and Instructor Candidates would complete the survey.
The link to this survey is LINK

Thank you to everyone who has completed the previous Google Surveys. The surveys are still open if you have not had the opportunity to complete them.

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

Research Committee
Call for Oral Presentations and for Poster Presentations for 2019 IBITA Congress
IBITA members involved in research are invited to present their completed or ongoing research study to the 2019 IBITA Congress.  The study must be related to neurological rehabilitation and the Bobath concept.  All study designs are invited.
Submissions accepted until 29th July.

Guidelines for scientific poster presentations (LINK)
For more information please contact Miguel Benito. Email: mgl.benito@gmail.com

IBITA Conference Support Grant 
Submission deadline is 31st July.

Bobath Research in Progress
The Research Committee is updating the list of ongoing research projects regarding the Bobath Concept.
Members currently involved in any of these projects are invited to please update the list directly on Google docs: BOBATH RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
For further information, please contact Miguel Benito: mgl.benito@gmail.com

Books and chapters quoted on the PUBLIC IBITA webpage written by IBITA members  
The Research Committee reviewed two books and completed the relevant rubric. The books are now cited on the PUBLIC webpage: LINK
Review of articles related to the Bobath Concept to be quoted on the PUBLIC IBITA webpage    
The Research Committee has reviewed 5 articles from September 2019 – to June 2020. All five articles passed the rubric, and they have been included on the PUBLIC website: The Bobath concept _Bobath concept Research.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is still active in the recruitment process for the elections of office bearers at the AGM 2019. You are all invited to name yourself or another member as a nominee.
Please have a look at the schedule, where you can find all the posts we have to vote on in Argentina.
EC Instructor Trainee Secretary                 1 post
Appeals and Grievance Committee            1 post
Nominating Committee                               1 post
Peer Review Committee                             1 post
Research Committee                                  1 post
Instructor Training Committee                     1 post
Qualification Committee
Europe / Africa                                1 post
Asia / Pacific                                    2 posts
North / South America                     2 posts
Education Committee .                                1 post
(This vacancy is dependent on the elections to the ITC)
We are still open to receiving nominees for these posts up to the day before the AGM in Argentina. If you would like to be involved in the work of these Committees, please don’t hesitate to state your interest or ask for more information.
Thank you – kind regards from the Nominating Committee
Heike ( chairperson )            hfrauendorfschulze@freenet.de
Masako                                    fuchi@knwu.ac.jp
Cecilia                                pc.lofgren@myhome.fi

Instructor Training Committee
Dates and venues for the Instructor-Candidate training modules in 2019 – 2022 have been added to the website LINK   Please note the dates for 2021 have been changed.
2019 Argentina

  • 17-20 August. Pre AGM IC Training Module: Postural Control and Locomotion. For Details see  LINK  There is one place available on this module.

2020 Sweden

  • 22-25 August. Pre AGM IC Training Module: Postural Control and the Upper Limb
  • 30 August -2 September. Post AGM ACI-C Training Module: Clinical Reasoning

2021 Slovenia

  • 18-21 September. Pre AGM IC Training module: Postural Control and Locomotion.

2022 Japan

  • 27-30 August. Pre AGM IC Training Module: Postural Control and the Upper Limb
  • 4-7 September. Post AGM ACI-C Training Module: Clinical Reasoning

Teaching in Bangladesh
A request has been received to teach a Basic course at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Two introductory courses have already been taught at this centre and they are now looking to host the first basic course to be delivered in Bangladesh. If you are interested please let me know.

Finally, there will be a Pre-Congress Information newsletter mailed out at the beginning of August and then the next newsletter will be in September
Janice Champion
IBITA Secretary