Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post.
10 years ago, as I was just starting out on my PhD, one of my supervisors suggested that I attend the ‘In Sickness and In Health’ conference in Reykjavik that year. The conference was organized by a group of critical and radical health researchers who had come together a few years before and realized that they needed a forum to exchange ideas and support each others’ research. (You can read the programme from the last meeting in Montreal here). Over the years, the small group of researchers who have regularly attended the biennial conference have become friends, collaborators and, occasionally, even thesis examiners.
So, in the spirit of the ISIH conference, the first idea that we’re proposing for our new group is to organize a colloquium where as many of us as possible come together to share ideas, present our work, drink nice wine and eat good food. Of course, it doesn’t need to be in the South of France (although after a long winter in New Zealand, the South of France does sound rather nice). It could be Tromso, Acapulco or Port Elizabeth. The point is that there is nothing quite like face-to-face contact to bring a group together.
So, if you like the idea that we make organizing a colloquium a priority for the first Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network, then let us know by voting below.
Post update: please note that voting is now closed, but please feel free to post your comments in the space below