FUN IN BOSTON PT2010
In June I was in Boston for the Annual Conference and Exposition of the APTA. It was the first time that I had visited the USA in relation to my work as a physiotherapist, and it was a great experience. It was great to meet up with, for the first time, so many people that have been involved in developing Physiopedia. Our presentation on wikis and Physiopedia was fun and even the editing demonstration went well with no technical hitches whilst we all had a go at editing some content together.
JOIN ME AT CSP CONGRESS
Next I’ll be presenting Physiopedia at CSP Congress in October. The focus will be on using Physiopedia in Education and CPD but anyone interested in finding out more about Physiopedia will find this session useful. So if your around for that, I’ll see you there!!
As I’m writing this news update we have three new student projects in Physiopedia. Elaine Lonneman’s students at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine Florida are currently completing the project Worldwide Physical Therapy Practice: a focus on Primary Care Physical Therapy, Eric Robertson’s students at Texas State University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program are updating and creating pages as part of their Orthopaedic curriculum, and Peter Vaes’s 2nd and 3rd year students of the ‘Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy’ program of the ‘Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium are contributing content to Physiopedia to improve their academic skills for literature use.
Our first continuing education project has been designed the clinical educators affiliated with the Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University currently completing the project Clinical Case Presentations Continuing Education Opportunity for Physical Therapists with Dr. Elaine Lonnemann.
We also have Bhanu Ramaswamy working on the AGILE project creating a structured and evidence based Older People section of Physiopedia under the sub-headings: Policy, Physiology and Physiotherapy. The project eventually aims to involve IPTOP, the International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People, and the wider international community.
We are always looking for new ways to develop the Physiopedia resource that will be beneficial to individuals and to the profession. The ideas that we have and are mulling over include clinical networks, a CPD programme, a mentoring scheme, opportunities for in-service training and a journal club. However as a collaborative site we would like to include you, our users, in the development of this resource and these ideas, and invite you to contribute to Physiopedia’s future.
That’s all for now. Please stay in touch and we look forward to seeing or hearing from you in the near future!
Best wishes until next time,