2020 January Newsletter

INTERNATIONAL BOBATH INSTRUCTORS TRAINING ASSOCIATION
An international association for adult neurological rehabilitation

Newsletter January 2020
Executive Committee News:
We would like to wish all members a Happy New Year
As the new year starts it is useful to remind ourselves of the changes that were voted in at the AGM in 2019 so please read the Chairperson’s Post 2019 AGM Circular (LINK) This has information about the motions that were passed at the AGM and requests for actions to be taken by the membership.
The 2019 Byelaws (LINK) and the 2019 Procedural Manual and files (LINK ) have been updated to reflect the decisions made during the AGM and uploaded to Google Docs. The AGM minutes are also available in Google Docs (LINK)IMPORTANT DATES – have been updated for 2020. Please check this page regularly. https://ibita.org/important-dates/2020 AGM / Congress
The 36th IBITA AGM/Congress will be held in Marstrand (near Gothenburg), Sweden
on 26th -29th  August 2020. Registration is NOT yet open
Venue and travel information has been posted to the 2020 AGM/Congress webpage (LINK)

Instructor Training Committee
2020 I-C Training Module Registration opened January 1, 2020
The title is “Understanding the Complexity of Postural Control for the Functional Recovery of the Upper Limb and Hand” and will be held from Saturday 22nd August to Tuesday 25th August 2020
All information including the registration form is posted on the website: LINK
Please note the closing date for payment for this module is 1st May for Instructor-Candidates and 1st June for other applicants

2020 ACI-C Training Module Registration opened January 1, 2020
The title is “Advanced Clinical Reasoning in the Bobath Concept” and will be held from 30th August to 2nd September 2020
All information including the registration form is posted on the website: LINK
The ACIC module is now open to Basic Course Instructors who have taught five Basic Courses.
Please note the closing date for payment for this module is 1st May for Instructor-Candidates and 1st June for other applicants

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL IC’s AND POTENTIAL NEW IC’s 
Instructor-candidates will be given priority registration on a “first come, first served” basis until April 1st.  All instructor candidates, and prospective new candidates meeting the criteria below, should submit their I-C Training Module registration before April 1 to secure a place on the module.
An individual, who is not yet a member of IBITA, may email the IBITA Secretary requesting permission to register for an I-C Training Module. A letter of support from a Full Member must accompany the request, verifying anticipated successful first assistantship completion a minimum of one month (30 days) prior to module commencement.  The individual must be a registered/paid Associate Member a minimum of one month (30 days) prior to module commencement. The one-month time frame allows the possibility to offer registration to an individual wait listed if the assistantship is not successfully completed. Note these individuals are not eligible for the IC Training Module Grant as only current ICs may apply for the Instructor-Candidate Training Module Grant with submission deadline January 30.
It is the responsibility of the supervising Full Member to provide the prospective IC all relevant information.

Instructor-Candidate Training Module Grants DEADLINE JANUARY 30th
Please refer to the Policies and Procedures 5.1.2 Instructor-Candidate Training Module Grants.  Module registration must be completed prior to grant application submission.

Education Committee
Thank you to those members who have already completed the surveys. The closing date for those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to complete the surveys is 31st January – please take five minutes to provide the Committee with your opinions.
Here are the links –

  • The “Perspective on aspects of the ICF” – LINK
  • The Model of Bobath Clinical Practice – LINK
  • The Clinical Case Report – LINK
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) LINK

The Education Committee was mandated in 2015 to develop a revised definition of the Bobath concept. This study was developed collaboratively between the IBITA Education Committee and the first author (Julie Vaughan-Graham) and last author (Dina Brooks) who are rehabilitation research scientists. We are delighted to inform membership that the Education Committee project completed with Julie Vaughan-Graham has been published:  “Developing a revised definition of the Bobath concept: Phase three” (LINK)

Research Committee
The Committee has added a new folder to the Library (LINK)  called “Recently Added 18-01-2020” (LINK) This folder has 127 new articles, including the latest publication: Developing a revised definition of the Bobath concept: Phase three  (LINK)

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee would like to encourage everybody to think about your nomination. You all are very welcome to get in contact with the listed committee members and/or the Nominating Committee as well.
We also want to ask all the country representatives to forward this message to your country colleagues. If you meet in your country groups there will be the chance to share your thinking about any person who could stand for nomination.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for any information.
We thank you all for your support.
Kind regards from Cecilia, Koji, Heike

Committees            Number of vacant posts
Executive Committee -Vice Chairperson                                    1
Verification Committee                                    1
Appeals & Grievance Committee                                    1
Nominating Committee                                    1
Peer Review Committee                                    1
Instructor Training Committee                                    2
Education Committee                                    1
Research Committee                                    3
Bobath Development Committee                                    1
Qualification Committee:Asia / Pacific                                    1
Qualification Committee
The Committee is looking to recruit members to serve on the Qualification Panel.
If you would like to be a Panel Member please read the Procedural Manual section 4.1.4.4 Qualification Panel – Person Specification for more information.
The Expression of Interest form is available on Google Docs
4.1.4.5. Expression of Interest (EOI) form – Qualification Panel Member (LINK)
The closing date for EOI is 31st March 2020Finally, if you have any information for the next newsletter, please send it to me by 15th February 2020
Janice Champion
IBITA Secretary
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