Maria Almenara and Timothy Peter Morris, both students from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, have presented their respective doctoral theses this week at the Institut Guttmann. Maria Almenara presented her doctoral thesis "Theoretical-practical model for the implementation of user-centered design, development, validation and acceptance of support products for people with diseases of neurological origin". His field work has been carried out for three years at the Research Office and at the Functional Rehabilitation Area of the Institut Guttmann.
More than 50 students received the Master's degree in Neurorrehabilitation and in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Cognitive Stimulation from the Institut Guttmann and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). The act of graduation of both official masters took place in the Institut Guttmann, with their family and friends.
For the fourth consecutive time, the Institut Guttmann has managed to revalidate one of the most demanding and exhaustive audits related to the management of the quality of health organizations, the Joint Commission International.
The Guttmann Institute was first credited 13 years ago and since then, the organization has not ceased to believe in the importance of continuous improvement, without ever losing sight of the importance of managing small details, human treatment and person-centered care.
One more year, the Institut Guttmann has organized with the collaboration of the Servei Català de Trànsit, the VII Meeting of road education with monitors of the Game Over program and also with police educators in road safety. This year the meeting focused on the distractions, with the title 'Distractions, an unperceived risk?'. and structured in talks, a round table and a debate with the participation of young students.
The director of the Institut Guttmann, Dr. Josep M. Ramírez, has traveled toMoscow to take part in the most important congress on Neurorehabilitation of the Russian Federation. He gave the main conference of the congress and, subsequently, a second addressed to 70 leaders of the Russian health system about Catalonia's public-private collaboration mode. More than 800 professionals related to neurorehabilitation attended the congress.
On 18th and 19th April 18, took place in the Institut Guttmann the festival "Move... and you'll see!" under the topic of "Games and dances of Africa". This festival of cooperative physical activity have been organized for 15 years now and it is a benchmark for inclusive school education.
For a week, two psychologists specialized in child neurorehabilitation and the pediatrician who is responsible for the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital Rehabilitation Service, have completed a training session at the Institut Guttmann to learn more about the telerehabilitation platform, Guttmann NeuroPersonalTrainer® , besides knowing the facilities and the activity that we carry out here.
The Institut Guttmann and TMB have renewed the collaboration agreement they have established to continue promoting the personal autonomy and mobility of people with disabilities in public transport in the metropolitan area of Barcelona.
Thanks to this agreement, the Institut Guttmannintegrated in the neurorehabilitation process the therapeutic program "Urban Outputs", in which patients participate in sessions outside in order to know of the configuration of the underground and bus networks.