' A few noteworthy events have happened at CPN Towers over the last few weeks. CPN Exec calls for more critical scholarship Firstly, an editorial written by various members of the CPN Exec appeared in Physiotherapy Canada today. Titled Infusing Rehabilitation with Critical Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action, the paper followed a conversation with Prof Dina Brooks after our last CPN Salon in Cape Town last year. Dina challenged the CPN to do more to explain criticality to physiotherapists, and this paper was part of that conversation (full pdf here). Planning for 2019 Secondly, we had our end-of-year strategic planning meeting last week and had the full Executive present: myself … [Read more...] about A short CPN update
Many of you who attended our last CPN Salon at the last WCPT meeting in Cape Town will remember what a fantastic day we had. Meeting so many members face-to-face, as well as the great presentations and fabulous venue made for a memorable day. We're starting to make plans for a repeat event in Geneva, probably on the day after the WCPT Congress, and we'd like to know if you'd be interested in attending. We plan to run the day in a similar way to the last one, so there will be some talks, some workshops, and, of course, some hearty debate and discussion. So if you'd keen to know more or register your interest, please email Jenny Setchell and she will add you to the contact … [Read more...] about CPN Salon 2019
This is another post in our series of new bloggers on the criticalphysio site. This post comes from Professor Dina Brooks, Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at the University of Toronto in Canada. Let me start with two confessions: 1) this is my first blog ever; and 2) I am a quantitative researcher who has done basic and applied research and conducted multiple randomized controlled trials. With any luck, these disclosures will not turn you off reading this blog but intrigue you to know why I feel compelled to write my first blog ever, for the CPN. The day after WCPT Congress, I attended the CPN Salon in a beautiful venue in Cape … [Read more...] about Reflections of a quantitative researcher on the CPN Salon
By anyone's estimations, the CPN events at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town this last week were a huge success. Thanks goes to a lot of people, not least Jenny Setchell, Michael Rowe and Nicky Wilson in Cape Town and Gwyn Owen in Cardiff, for organising and running things. Here are some highlights: The biggest face-to-face meeting of the CPN Exec we've ever been able to hold, as a time for reflection on the Network's future; A Focused Symposium that ran like clockwork and delivered to around 200 people, with four fantastic founding members of the Network delivering powerful, thought-provoking, and often challenging material; A series of workshops and papers presented by CPN … [Read more...] about Celebrations over, now back to work
As I write this, we've just completed the second of three main CPN events that were planned for the WCPT congress here in Cape Town. On Sunday morning, eight of the nine CPN members met up for a strategic planning meeting, where we talked about how the CPN might develop in the coming years. More on this after the CPN Salon on Wednesday. The second event was the Focused Symposium at the congress itself. To recap, the WCPT only awards a limited number of Focused Symposia at each congress, and so we were very fortunate that our application to hold a symposium on critical thinking was accepted. I chaired the session and Mershen Pillay, Viviana Silva, Jenny Setchell and Barbara … [Read more...] about CPN at WCPT – update
Only two weeks to go now until the greatest show on (physiotherapy) earth gets under way. WCPT Cape Town will be a smorgasbord of ideas, people, meetings, presentations, and inspiration, and the Critical Physiotherapy Network will be there in force. If you're attending the Congress and would like to find out more about the Network, you can pop into our Focused Symposium, which will be in Ballroom East on Monday 3rd July from 10:45-12:15pm. There, Barbara Gibson, Jenny Setchell, Viviana Silva, Mershen Pillay and I will be presenting some ideas about critical thinking in physiotherapy and discussing how physiotherapy might move forward from here. But the biggest CPN-specific event … [Read more...] about The greatest show on (physiotherapy) earth
A huge thank you to CPN Exec members Viviana Da Silva and Wenche Bjorbaekmo for these Spanish and Norwegian translations. For the English version see here. Reserva!! La Red de Fisioterapia Crítica se reunirá para un salón de 1día CPN (mini-conferencia) después de WCPT2017 en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica. Miércoles 5 de julio 2017: 10 am-5pm - lugar TBA. Amplíe su pensamiento con diálogos críticos facilitados, estimulantes oradores, soñando el futuro! Envíenos un correo electrónico para reservar su lugar en el salón inaugural CPN y unirse a la lista de correo. Miércoles 5 de julio de 2017: 10 am-5pm En un lugar encantador (TBA) en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica. Por favor, … [Read more...] about CPN Salon after WCPT – Hold av datoen! Reserva!