INTERNATIONAL BOBATH INSTRUCTORS TRAINING ASSOCIATION
An international association for adult neurological rehabilitation
Newsletter July 2020
Executive Committee News:
We hope everyone is keeping safe during these difficult times especially as the situation is continually changing.
Please remember when you are planning courses that it is possible to ask for an exemption. Exemptions – Please submit all exemption requests to the EC.Membership are reminded to review the list of exemptions listed in the AGM Special Notice – Covid-19LINK
Exemption requests that involve course content are considered in collaboration with the Education Committee and when instructor-candidates are involved, the Qualification Committee. The attached updated document has been generated based on the responses to exemption requests to date and may assist members – “Information for membership regarding Covid-19 course exemptions June 2020” – LINK.
You are invited to contact the Executive Committee for all exemptions and questions.
The Statement of Instructor Status (SIS) form should have been completed by 1st July.
There are some members who must fill in this form as soon as possible. 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”. All votingthis year will be by postal vote only. Postal votes will only be accepted from eligible members who have completed their SIS by June 30th AND paid their subscriptions by August 15th
AGM information Please read the Pre-AGM Chairperson’s circular that is now available –LINK.
Treasurer Report Recorded Presentation: It is usual practice for the Treasurer to present a report in-person, in addition to the posted written reports. Given we shall not meet in person before voting this year, a recorded Treasurer report shall be linked to the AGM Agenda in addition to the written reports.
“Important dates” Please look at the webpage LINK as it has new information about the deadlines for motions for the 2020 Agenda, committee reports and submitting your postal votes.
Below is a list of key dates for your information.
The FINAL Agenda shall be uploaded including all motions, links to committee reports, links to addenda, and the candidate nomination forms available at the time. Additional nominees may be identified before August 12th
July 25 – 31
All members are encouraged to review the agenda and submit questions / comments regarding the reports and the motions by 31st July
Deadline to submit questions regarding AGM Final Agenda reports and motions. Please submit to the IBITA Secretary Janice Champion, email J.Champion@ibita.org
Responses to questions regarding AGM Final Agenda reports and motions shall be posted on the website.
No more nominee names may be submitted to the Nominating Committee
The AGM Agenda will be updated with a link to Nominee names and statements.
Postal votes open. The Postal Vote Form will be available in Google Docs- Documents-AGM current year Documents. and a link will be added to the AGM Agenda
Postal votes close
August 29 2pm-4pm
An Extraordinary Zoom Meeting – Results of voting shall be announced, member exchange, and education.
Education Committee Analysis of the membership survey application of the MBCP
The Model of Bobath Clinical Practice (MBCP) is Basic and Advanced Course core curriculum content. It provides a framework identifying the unique aspects of the Bobath concept in terms of contemporary neurological rehabilitation and provides the basis for a common understanding with respect to Bobath clinical practice, education, and research.
The Education Committee reviewed the responses from the 83 completed questionnaires and these are summarised in a PowerPoint presentation LINK.
Overall IBITA members reported that they were developing confidence in using the MBCP guidelines and worksheets on IBITA recognized Basic and Advanced Courses however would like to see more resources in relation to the MBCP and its inclusion in the different components of the core curriculum.
The Education Committee plans to update and increase the website resources.
Webinar “Revised definition of the Bobath concept”
Following the publication of a revised definition of the Bobath concept:Phase 3 [published in Physiotherapy Research International Volume 25, Issue 3, July 2020 and online December 2019] the Education Committee along with Julie Vaughan-Graham and Marc Michielsen are pleased to present to the membership a webinar on the revised definition with the aim for Instructors and Instructor Candidates to feel more confident in incorporating into their teaching practices.
The session will include a short presentation on the revised definition and a question and answer session, with questions submitted prior to the session. We would like to invite questions relating to the practical application of the revised definition on both Basic and Advanced Courses.
Questions must be submitted one week in advance of the seminar – by Saturday 12th September. Pleased submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The date of the Webinar will be Saturday 19th September 2020 TIMEZONE 5pm EUROPE / 11am TORONTO
The webinar will be repeated Saturday 26th September 2020 TIMEZONE 7pm MELBOURNE / 2pm EUROPE.
Research Committee Call for Poster Presentations for 2020
IBITA members involved in research are invited to present their completed or ongoing research study. The study must be related to neurological rehabilitation and the Bobath concept. All study designs are invited.
This year, as we will not meet in-person posters will be available to membership on the website and with a link through the newsletter.
Submissions will be accepted until 30th July.
Guidelines for scientific poster presentations –LINK
For more information please contact Miguel Benito. Email: email@example.com
New articles on the public website
The Research Committee has reviewed these two articles using the rubric and their citations are now available on the public webpageBobath Concept Research. A PDF of the articles is available for members only in the IBITA Library-BobathLINK
– Vaughan-Graham, J., Cheryl, C., Holland, A., Michielsen, M., Magri, A., Suzuki, M., & Brooks, D. (2019). Developing a revised definition of the Bobath concept: Phase three. Physiotherapy research international, 25(3), e1832.
– Normann, B. (2018). Facilitation of movement: New perspectives provide expanded insights to guide clinical practice. Physiotherapy theory and practice, 1-10.
Research Director Proposal Survey results
Thank you to the membership for their participation in this survey. The results of the survey are now available – LINK. The results will be used to inform the preparation of items for the 2021 AGM agenda.
Nominating Committee The preparations for this year’s elections are still in progress.
We are very happy that we have already received nominations. However, please have a look at the listed committee posts. It is always preferable to have some more members standing for nomination
Vacant posts for 2020
Executive Committee / Vice chair person
Bobath Development Committee
Peer Review Committee
Instructor Training Committee
Qualification Committee Asia/Pacific
We would like to encourage everybody of you, 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. Please note, that there will be only postal voting this year and therefore the time frame to accept nominations is before the 12th August, and must be accompanied with a completed nomination statement.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for any information. We thank you all for your support.
Kind regards and stay well!
Cecilia, Koji, Heike
Finally, if you have any information for the next newsletter, please send it to me by 15th August 2020.