Physiotherapy has needed an international association dedicated to the environment for some time, and not only because we now have social media that allows us to connect across the globe, but because life on our planet is imperilled. The climate crisis now facing us is beyond doubt, and everyone - especially those with the kinds of social capital held by physiotherapists - has a responsibility to act. Physiotherapy has always been a ‘low carbon’ profession, and the environment has always been a part of our work, but it has never been celebrated overtly before, or thought of as a place where our work can make a significant impact. We hope that is about to change. Last month Filip … [Read more...] about Launching the NEW Environmental Physiotherapy Association
La semana pasada asistí a un taller llamado: Afecto, Conocimiento y Encarnación. Fue parte de una serie de talleres de Arte / Investigación Feminista Crítica que incluyó charlas sobre métodos visuales participativos, ficción sociológica y creación de revistas, que nos presentaron la Dra. Ashleigh Watson, la Dra. Laura Rodríguez Castro y Samantha Trayhurn. ¿Qué es un zine? “Un zine es una publicación clandestina con mensajes políticos sin censura donde puedes expresarte sin las limitaciones de los medios de comunicación” Había dos actividades esenciales que necesitábamos hacer en preparación para el taller: 1. Traer algunas notas escritas a mano o impresas, reacciones, … [Read more...] about Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment (Spanish translation)
Last week I attended a workshop called: Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment. It was part of a Critical Feminist Arts/Research workshop series that involved talks on participatory visual methods, sociological fiction, and zine making, brought to us by Dr Ashleigh Watson, Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro, and Samantha Trayhurn. What is a zine? “A zine is an underground publication with political messages without censorship. You can express yourself without the constraints of media” There were two essential activities that we needed to do in preparation for the workshop: 1. To bring some handwritten or printed notes, reactions, thoughts or scribbles on Sara Ahmed’s recent lecture ‘On … [Read more...] about Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment
The International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference will be in Bratislava next week. In preparation, the organisation has published its book of abstracts. I’ve found it very useful searching for specific terms (like stigma, pain, and Foucault) to see what work is being presented. There are some really interesting ideas being talked about here, and some potentially useful connections with the people doing the work. The book of abstracts can be found here: ISCHP2019_BOAFINALDownload And here is the full programme:ISCHP2019_ProgramFinalDownload … [Read more...] about What’s current in critical psychology?
The Latin American Centre for Development of Physiotherapy and Kinesiology and the Colombian Physiotherapy Association are looking to invite a keynote speaker to their IX Meeting of Academics in Physiotherapy and VIII ELA. The meeting will be held in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia on October 30 and 31 of 2019 (but presentations can also be pre-recorded or given online at distance). The meeting will focus on the training of physiotherapists as first contact professionals - both the opportunities and challenges, as well as the issues faced by the social, normative and political contexts in different countries. We would be grateful to hear from you or colleagues that you know who … [Read more...] about Keynote opportunity
Health, public involvement, and gender: new voices, knowledges and practices Madrid, 21-23rd October 2019 The project Multiple voices, plural knowledges and biomedical technologies (MINECO:FFI2015-65947-C2 -1-P) invites contributions for the XIII International Workshop on Science, Technology and Gender to debate how public involvement (PPI) and gender are important to improvehealth and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. The synergy between PPI and gender can make a difference to key issues in the fields of healthcare and research such as naming andframing of health problems; design of policy, services and governance plans; provision of health and social care; improving the … [Read more...] about XIII International Workshop Science, Technology and Gender (English/Spanish)
As many of you know we are not going to run a Salon this time for WCPT. However, still wanted to have a get-together with CPN members who are going to WCPT in Geneva this year. So we've arranged a dinner for Saturday the 11th of May at 18:30. Please lock in your calendar that night for the CPN catch up. Please RSVP to Viviana Silva (email@example.com) by Thursday the 18th of April if you are interested in attending as we will need to make the reservation. We will advise of the location once we confirm the booking. … [Read more...] about CPN get-together at WCPT