INTERNATIONAL BOBATH INSTRUCTORS TRAINING ASSOCIATION
An international association for adult neurological rehabilitation
We encourage you to review the 2020 “AGM” minutes and 2020 Chairperson’s Post AGM circular.
The 2020 Byelaws and Procedural Manual and files are now uploaded to the website.The Executive Committee would like your feedback on the processes undertaken this year to have an IBITA AGM due to the cancelled in-person IBITA AGM and Congress.
Please answer the questions in the Google SURVEY by 25th September 2020. NB: This date has been extended from 15th September.
We also invite feedback on the Lecture presentation by Dr Kim Brock. Please complete the Google SURVEY by 25th September 2020. NB: This date has been extended from 16th September
Thank you to all members who joined our Extraordinary Zoom Meeting 29th August 2020. The meeting was recorded in 2 parts (a) EC facilitated information (b) Education presentation by Dr Kim Brock – “New directions in rehabilitation research – new opportunities for the Bobath concept?” The recordings are available LINKCovid-19 Course Exemptions. The Executive and Education Committees are working together to review Covid-19 course exemptions and to provide advice and guidance for planning and teaching IBITA courses during this pandemic. We ask all full members to complete the Google Survey before 26 September 2020 to inform the next revision to the course exemption guidelines and to share your experiences of planning and teaching courses at this time
Please contact Libby Swain, IBITA Chairperson for all exemptions and questions, email@example.com.
As you know Bettina Paeth Rohlfs prepared a presentation for the Extraordinary Zoom meeting held August 29, 2020 to announce her retirement and resignation from IBITA. Bettina also wrote a farewell letter to membership that is posted on the member webpage: About IBITA – Recognition & Appreciation https://ibita.org/recognition-
Our appreciation to Bettina for her significant contribution to IBITA as Senior Instructor and sincere best wishes for all that lies ahead.
Financial support for research
The IBITA Research Grant (Procedural Manual 5.3.1) and the Panturin Scholarship
(Procedural Manual 5.3.5) are both open to applications. Please read the sections in the Procedural Manual for more information. The closing date for applications is 1st November.
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.
In preparation for the webinars, you may find reading these articles helpful in preparing for the webinar and for preparing your questions to send to Ann.
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 : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy, e1832.
Vaughan‐Graham, J., Cott, C., Holland, A., Michielsen, M., Magri, A., Suzuki, M., & Brooks, D. (2018). Developing a revised definition of the Bobath concept. Physiotherapy Research International, e1762.
Both publications are attached to this email and are cited on the webpage https://ibita.org/
Questions must be submitted in advance of the seminar. Please submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The date of the Webinar will be Saturday 19th September 2020 TIMEZONE 5pm EUROPE / 11am TORONTO. Link to join Webinar 19thSeptember: https://us02web.
Webinar Passcode 19th September: 099293
The webinar will be repeated Saturday 26th September 2020 TIMEZONE 9pm MELBOURNE / 1pm EUROPE. Link to join Webinar 26th September https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Webinar Passcode: 26th September: 218119
Model of Bobath Clinical Practice
Eight new documents giving examples of how to use the MBCP have been added to the Research and Education folder – New MBCP documents
The Nominating Committee wants to thank all of you for being active IBITA
members. Thank you all for standing for nomination and participating in the
election process this year. Some of you have been elected, our kind
congratulations to you.
Some of you who have not been elected this time, hold on! We need all of you
and please feel invited everyone, to sign your interest for the committees work.
Below you will find a list of posts for election next year.
For details regarding all committee members terms of office and election year please refer to the linked PDF: LINK
For any questions regarding committee’s work, please don’t hesitate to contact
the nominating committee or the committee’s chairpersons.
Kind regards and stay well!
Cecilia, Koji, Heike
|Committee||End of term||Number
of vacant posts
|Libby Swain, Canada
End of second term
|Janice Champion, UK
End of first term
Member at large
|Catherine Cornall, UK
End of first term
|Appeals&Grievance Committee||Tetsuya Kitayama, Japan
End of first term
|Education Committee||Monica Morelli, Italy. End of first term
Yoshihide Hokari, Japan.End of first term
Additional member – motion passed AGM 2020
|Bobath Development committee||Peter Popelier, Belgium.End of first term
Tatjana Sliwka, Slovenia.End of first term
|Nominating committee||Cecilia Löfgren, Finland.End of first term||1|
|Verification Committee||Woo-Nam Chang, South Korea.End of first term||1|
|Peer Review Committee||Cristina Soares, Portugal.End of second term||1|
|Instructor Training committee||Monika Pessler, Germany.End of first term||1|
|Marc Michielsen, Belgium.End of first term||1|
|Number of vacant posts||14 in total|
The Committee are looking to recruit Panel members to support the Qualification Process. If you have any questions about the role of a Panel member please see the Procedural Manual Section 4.1.4 or contact Camila Torriani-Pasin Email: email@example.com
To apply to join the Panel, please complete the Expression of Interest form
The Committee would like to update the list of journals that are searched for articles to add to our library. If you know of any new scientific journals in the field of neurorehabilitation please let us know so we can expand our searches.
Theoretical Workbook Working Group
Please read the chapter “Postural Control” and send the feedback form by the 28th September at the latest to Doris Kutscher-Meurer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Postural Control chapter LINK
– Theoretical Workbook WG _Letter to the members with feedback form appendix LINK
We know that everyone is very busy but please can you find time to give feedback even if it is only answering the first two questions which are very relevant as they will guide us how to continue with the project.
Finally, if you have any information for the next newsletter, please send it to me by 15th October 2020.