2019 May Newsletter

An international association for adult neurological rehabilitation

Newsletter May 2019

Executive Committee News:
We would like to remind you that the Statement of Instructor Status form must be completed before June 30th. All members, including Instructor-Candidates and Retired members must complete the form

Preparation for the 2019 AGM
The Congress website address is www.agmibitaargentina.com
The link to the Registration page is LINK
The “earlybird” price is available until 15th June.

IMPORTANT DATES – have been updated for 2019. Please check this page regularly – https://ibita.org/important-dates/
Please note that motions for the AGM must be sent to the Chairperson by 31stMay 2019.

Education Committee
The Educational and Peer Review Committees would like to remind the membership that at the 2018 AGM a motion was passed that the core curriculum for the Basic Course explicitly included a period of self-directed learning in the form of a written case report to be completed by all participants on all Basic Courses and evaluated by the Course Instructor(s). A clinical case report, which is not considered as research, facilitates the basic course participant to consolidate the clinical application of the Bobath concept between module 1 and 3 allowing them to confidently apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in their work place.  The report collects information about the clinical reasoning with respect to assessment and treatment of a patient and integrates the current evidence base to underpin clinical reasoning. We would be grateful if instructors would complete the below survey in relation to this to allow us to build educational resources to support this. The survey can be found via this  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” – For the survey click on the LINK    
  • The “Model of Bobath Clinical Practice ” – For the survey click on the LINK

Research Committee
Bobath Research in Progress
– Members currently involved in research projects regarding the Bobath concept are invited to please update the list of ongoing research posted on google docs: BOBATH RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
For further information, please contact Miguel Benito   mgl.benito@gmail.com

Nomination Committee
We are seeking nominations for the following posts.
EC Secretary                                             1 post
EC Instructor Trainee Secretary           1 post
Appeals and Grievance Committee      1 post
Nominating Committee                          1 post
Peer Review Committee                          2 posts
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)

The Nomination Committee would also like to highlight two of the vacant committee posts
IBITA Executive Committee has two vacancies
1. Executive Secretary with the following role:
To deal with incoming and outgoing correspondence. Registering, maintaining and updating the membership list. To take the minutes of Executive Committee meetings and the General Meeting.
2. Instructor Training Secretary with the following role:
To register and correspond with Instructor-candidates at all levels. To communicate with the Executive Committee and the General Meeting regarding instructor status.
You will also find more information in the IBITA Byelaws.
We appreciate very much, to be in touch with all of you to be ready for a committee membership! So please, think about your candidature.
We are looking forward to get your response. Don’t hesitate to contact us about any of the other vacant positions. Thank you
Heike ( chairperson )            hfrauendorfschulze@freenet.de
Masako                                    fuchi@knwu.ac.jp
Cecilia                                    pc.lofgren@myhome.fi

Qualification Committee
The Qualification Committee wants to reinforce the need to have a contract between the instructor and the instructor candidate (IC) before the assistantship takes place. This contract is part of the Portfolio of Evidence and needs to be submitted by the IC. Therefore, we invite you to read the section in the Procedural Manual and read and sign this document before every assistantship. For the Contract click on the LINK

Finally, if you have any information for the next newsletter, please send it to me by 15th June 2019.

Janice Champion
IBITA Secretary