Yesterday, Thursday 14th July, took place the graduation ceremony of the students of the Master in Neurorehabilitation and Master in Neurorehabilitation and neuropsychological and cognitive stimulation .
About 30 students gathered their official titles in a graduation ceremony inaugurated by the Director of the Institut Guttmann, Ms. Rosser Fernandez. Then Dr. Xavier Navarro, professor at the UAB and professor of the Neurorehabilitation Master, made a speech to attendees, and concluded the ceremony, Dr. Joan Vidal, director of the Institut Guttmann teaching.
This week two delegations of representatives of Armenia and Kazakhstan have visited the Institut Guttmann, headed by the ambassador of Kazakhstan, Mr. Bakyt Dyussenbayev, and Mr. Avet Adonts, Ambassador of Armenia.
Guttmann Institute received Albert Llovera, who is a rally driver ex-patient of the hospital. He has become as an example of overcoming and of challenging limits because of all achievements he has got during his sportive career. The last one is to succeed in finishing 2016 Dakar Rally.
A group of patients of the Institut Guttmann joined the last 19th May a workshop in the Apple Shop at the Shopping Centre “La Maquinista” (Barcelona). They were accompanied by their families and an Occupational Therapist of the Institut Guttmann, in order to test different accessibility tools of Apple products.
As University Institute of Neurorehabilitation attached to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), mission of Guttmann Institute is to develop academic, scientific and research issues in neuroscience in general as well as in neurorehabilitation and technology applied to personal autonomy in particular.
On Thursday 5th May is celebrated the international Hand Hygiene Day, motivated by the World Health Organization since 2009. The celebration has the objective of educating and involving health professionals and hospital managers in prevention of healthcare associated infections. The simple and efficient measure of Hand Hygiene could prevent this kind of infections and despite it is a responsibility of health professionals, it is also important the commitment and the participation of patients and their families.
The Institut Guttmann, as a social initiative entity has demonstrated, during its 50 years of history, a big commitment with society and with the promotion, advocacy and effective equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Furthermore, as stated on its Mission, Vision and Values, the organization maintain a legal, honest, ethic, and responsible behavior, and now it goes one step further, acquiring a new commitment with the United Nations, through the signature in the Global Compact.
“It is on schoolyard games where more exclusion is detected”
The Institut Guttmann has organized on 27th and 28th April a new edition of “Move and…you’ll see!” the inclusive physical education journey that have the objective of the inclusion of children with disabilities at the ordinary school.
Last Sunday 24th April, more than 40 patients, children and adults, and their families, all of them accompanied by a group of professionals of the hospital, participated on the athletic race La Milla, in Barcelona. The objective was enjoying sport and also demonstrating that people with disabilities could practice sport in an inclusive way.