From October 27-28, 2017, this two-day academic conference at the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité examines the ways in which knowledge and experience of illness and disability circulate within the realms of medicine, art, the personal and the cultural. We invite papers that address this question from a variety of different perspectives, including literary scholarship, comics studies, media studies, disability studies, and health humanities/ sociology/ geography. Keynote speaker: Leigh Gilmore (Wellesley College), Author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony (2001) and Tainted Witness: Why we doubt what women say about their lives (2017). The PathoGraphics research project at Freie Universität Berlin invites as yet unpublished papers on comics and/ or literary texts (both fictional and autobiographical) … [Read more...] about Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics – Berlin, October 27-28 2017
There will be a breakfast networking session for people interested in the history of physical therapy at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town, South Africa on Monday 3rd July from 7 - 8:15am. I'll be chairing the session, and the congress organisers are looking for 4 discussion points that they can use to advertise the session. I'd be really interested in people's thoughts about these possible topics, and any suggestions for alternatives: The history of causing and relieving pain The gendered history of physical therapy What our history can tell us about our present and future practice Researching the history of the profession The congress organisers are also looking to facilitate discussion in languages other than English - especially French and Spanish. If you are going to the congress and are able to offer translation … [Read more...] about History of physical therapy networking session at WCPT – ideas and translators needed
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
Apologies for the shameless self-publicity, but I'm truly delighted to reveal that the book I have been working on for the last two years went off to Routledge for copy editing this morning, with a publication date set for just before WCPT in June next year. Notwithstanding its apocalyptic title, The End of Physiotherapy is actually a book about the future for the profession, and asks how physiotherapy developed the way it did, and how we are going to need to respond to the challenges facing us in the years to come. The book analyses the purpose (or end) of physiotherapy, but also predicts that physiotherapy will not survive (the other meaning of 'end'), unless it understands its culture and history better, and recognises the need for radical reform. Here's the broad abstract for the book: The End of Physiotherapy is the first … [Read more...] about The End of Physiotherapy is nigh
With less than a week to go to ER-WCPT2016 conference in Liverpool I've just downloaded the conference app (android version is available here)! Looking at the programme, I can see that there are a number of active CPN members presenting at ER-WCPT2016. On Friday morning, Catherine Sykes is a panellist in the 'Current population health from a European perspective' symposium and Michael Rowe is presenting a paper in the 'Learning in practice' platform presentation session. On Friday afternoon, Jonathan Harvey is a panellist in the Patient Voice symposium, and on Saturday morning Joanne Etherton is part of the 'Researching Physiotherapy Education' Rapid 5 session. And then there's the poster presentations... scanning through the list very quickly, I spotted a few more familiar names including Carley King; Hazel Horobin; Sarah Jane Ryan; … [Read more...] about counting down to ER-WCPT2016
ER-WCPT2016 is just under 1 month away and a couple of CPN members have been in touch to ask whether I know of other members who are going to Liverpool and whether there are plans for an informal CPN get-together at the event. Rather than leaving everything to chance, I’ve set up a ’group’ on the CPN website that members coming to ER-WCPT2016 can join. I hope the online space will allow us to network before we meet in Liverpool and should make organisation of an informal get-together a bit easier! To sign up to the ER-WCPT2016 ’group’ please visit https://www.criticalphysio.net & log in as a member. Once you have logged in, click on the ‘for members’ tab and select ‘groups’ from the drop-down menu. A list of CPN groups will pop open. Select ER-WCPT2016 from the list and click the ‘join group’ button to sign up to that group. (If … [Read more...] about are you a CPN member attending ER-WCPT2016 in Liverpool?
Here is the new announcement for a highly recommended conference if you are interested in critical and radical thinking in healthcare. Apologies for what looks like egregious self-publicity. Click on the image below to navigate to the ISIH conference website. … [Read more...] about In Sickness and In Health Conference – Sydney 18-20 May 2017