Dinas ar Daf - Iwan Bala colloquium n. an informal gathering for discussion If you're in or around the UK on 5 July and want to spend a day exploring critical physiotherapy with other CPN members, why not join us at a CPN colloquium in Cardiff? Date/time: Wednesday 5 July 2017, 1000 - 1600 (exact time to be confirmed) Venue: Cardiff University The colloquium is an event organised and hosted by CPN members for CPN members. There will be no charge to attend, but you will need to bring a packed lunch! The Cardiff colloquium will run in parallel with the CPN salon in Cape Town... and because there is only a 1-hour time difference, we hope that technology will allow us to make a live connection between the two sites for part of the day. If you're interested in attending the CPN colloquium in Cardiff or have some ideas about … [Read more...] about CPN colloquium in Cardiff
RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection is a 10 minute video animation created from a free public lecture given by Roman Krznaric as part of the RSA’s free public events programme in 2012. (Video highlights of that lecture is available to watch here). Krznaric's lecture challenges the idea of empathy as something that is driven by self-interest. He presents an alternative view of empathy as a way of being/doing that can enrich one's own life, but also has the power to produce social change. I would argue that this reconstructed account of empathy as 'outrospective' is especially relevant for contemporary professional practice because it can help us see how the process of ‘walking a mile in another’s shoes’ is both a personal & a political act that can produce change. And if you’re looking for ideas about how to nurture … [Read more...] about RSA Animate – the power of outrospection
The Insitute of Art & Ideas is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 2008 to put philosophy & critical thinking into the heart of public life (follow this link to find more about the organisation & the exciting things they're doing). One way the IAI achieves this is by hosting cutting edge debates & talks from thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines & backgrounds. Beyond the Machine - metaphors of the body From Descartes’ view of the heart as a pump to Dennett’s conception of the brain as a computer, our understanding of the body is permeated with mechanical metaphors. Is it an error to believe that the body is a machine? Should we find a new adventure in alternative metaphors of the body, or would this be a romantic illusion? The Panel Biologist & author of The Science Delusion … [Read more...] about beyond the machine: a panel debate hosted by the Institute of Art & Ideas
For Spanish version see below... Whether you’re submitting an abstract to ER-WCPT2016 for the first time, are looking for ideas to help you prepare, or just want reassurance that you’re on the right track, there's a new set of online resources that might help. These resources were developed during a series of 3 online seminars organised by the CSP in collaboration with ER-WCPT2016 Scientific Committee. Each seminar was aimed at people who were considering submitting an abstract to ER-WCPT2016 for the first time & set out to: - unpack the process of submitting an abstract - offer an opportunity for sharing ideas & experiences of abstract submission process Although the content of the webinar was specific to ER-WCPT2016, the principles apply to other conferences. So, if you (or someone you know) is thinking about … [Read more...] about are you submitting an abstract to ER-WCPT2016?
Following on from a CPN presence at conferences in Australia & Mallorca earlier this year, critical physiotherapy was also on the programme at Physiotherapy UK 2015 in Liverpool last weekend. CPN members were found dotted across the programme - infusing workshops (John Hammond), panel sessions (Jenny Setchell; & Gwyn Owen) & the closing plenary debate (Roger Kerry) with critical perspectives on being/doing physiotherapy. One highlight of this busy 2-day event for me was the opportunity to spend time with CPN members - chatting about our work & sharing ideas about ways of working together to support the development of critical physiotherapy - through informal peer support & colloquia/'work in progress' seminars. I sense that the small CPN gathering in Liverpool will be the first of many... watch this … [Read more...] about CPN at Physiotherapy UK 2015