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IFOMPT Evidence Release - April 2016
21st Apr 2016
Survey on how the MACP membership would like courses delivered
19th Jan 2016
The MACP CEPD (committee for education and professional development) have recently polled members on their preferences for professional development, including the mode and logisitics of the course, as well as what qualities are important in the instructor and structure of the course. These results may help to guide future course developments for the CEPD.
24th Sep 2015
View the MACP podcasts by clicking onto the + on the "COURSES & PODCASTS" menu on this website - and selecting "Podcasts".....................
August 2015 edition of the Manual Therapy Research Review
20th Aug 2015
IFOMPT's August 2015 edition of the Manual Therapy Research Review is now available for you to download - click this link to access the document.
MACP members' views about their role in weight management
11th Aug 2015
Academics from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Nottingham (UK) are conducting an international research project on healthcare professionals' views on how their own weight and health behaviours may affect their practice. More info on the study and the link to participate in the survey can be found here.
The road to IFOMPT 2016
5th Aug 2015
I could spend precious time and words telling you how great IFOMPT2016 is going to be, and how you simply have to be there darling, but I won't-you'll hear plenty of that in the coming year, and all that info is on the conference website at www.ifomptconference.org Of course it will be a fab event.
What I thought I'd share is my reflection on the process of being involved in this type of event, and the journey we've been on to get this far. Like any journey, there have been ups and downs, a few wrong turns and plenty of fun along the way. If you are thinking of organising a conference, I don't know whether to advise you to read on or look away now....
So it all seems to have started a very long time ago, when we decided at the MACP Exec to bid to host IFOMPT 2012-yes that's not a misprint-IFOMT 2012. This was 2009 and for some reason we thought it would be good to host a major international conference between the main Olympics and the Paralympics. (you know what, I still think it would have been great!)
Somewhat naively I thought it would be good to be involved and thus entered into a whole new world of marketing, filming, schmoozing (is that how you spell it?) and a whole new set of acronyms. I worked with a great team, both from the MACP and our partners at the time, Elsevier and Visit London. We produced a really professional, exciting bid document that could not fail to win the votes of the IFOMPT voting delegates
We failed and the 2012 IFOMPT conference went to Quebec.... months and months of work and the wrong result for us. I'd found it a very odd experience giving our final presentation before the vote. Thumping heart, mouth as dry as a dry thing on a dry day in dry town, tongue feeling four times its usual size, and then delivering the presentation with a very straight bat and no humour. Now I'm no Jimmy Carr when it comes to presentation and humour, but it was like someone else up there, and it wasn't great. Epic fail I think is how my 7 year old daughter would describe it!
Great job by Quebec though, and a great conference from them in 2012.
Having licked our wounds, we decided that our first step would be to try to work with the IFOMPT Exec to develop the process for awarding the conference ( of course it must have been that that had scuppered our 2012 bid!!). We worked with a dedicated team from IFOMPT to create a transparent and robust process for the 2016 conference bidding.
Now there was no excuse-we had to have another go. A cunning plan I thought-a chance for redemption!
So what had we learned from our epic fail and what did we do to turn it around for 2016?
I'll let you know next time......
Chris Mercer, FMACP
WHIPLASH UPDATE & MACP AGM
16th Jul 2015
The MACP Presents..............
WHIPLASH UPDATE & MACP AGM
Date: Saturday 7th November 2015, 12.40 - 5.30pm (Registration 12.30)
Venue: University of Birmingham,School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Cost: MACP Members £40, Non-members £50
11th Jun 2015
Our next podcast will be with Professor Hakan Alfredson, Orthopaedic Consultant. Professor Alfredson will be interviewed by Seth ONeill next week in London.
To maintain an interactive feel to the interview we are asking members and the associations followers on social media to forward questions to us.
We will select the top 5 questions and include them in the podcast and also who submitted the question. Please send me your questions before 15 June-2015.
Best wishes and kind regards
Uzo Ehiogu (MACP Communications Officer)
June 2015 edition of the Manual Therapy Research Review
9th Jun 2015
IFOMPT's June 2015 edition of the Manual Therapy Research Review is now available to download - click this link to access the document.
MACP's first podcast - Peter O'Sullivan
15th May 2015
MACP's first podcast - Peter O'Sullivan (Curtin University), recorded for the MACP by Matthew Low and Uzo Ehiogu in March 2015 - click here to listen
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