More than 300 people attended the XXX edition of the Technical Symposia of the Institut Guttmann focused this year on one of the Great Medical Challenges of the 12th century; how to keep the healthy brain long for a lifetime.
Once again, the Institut Guttmann will celebrate its Sports Games, the days for the promotion of adapted sport where both the patients and anyone interested in attending will be able to have a first contact with different sports and Paralympics disciplines . This year, the Games will be held on 10th and 11th October under the framework of the 25th anniversary of the Hospi Sport Program, of the Catalan Federation of Sports for People with Physical Disabilities, in which the Institut Guttmann collaborates from its beginnings.
The project RIGHTS OF WAY, in which UNICEF, Abertis and the Institut Guttmann collaborate, was presented at the Instituto Cervantes of New York, with the presence of Mrs. Maria Bassols, assistant ambassador of Spain before United Nations and the Secretary of the International Cooperation for Iberoamerica and the Carib of the Government of Spain, Mr. Juan Pablo de Laiglesia.
The Institut Guttmann and the Atlètic Natació Barceloneta Club (CNAB) have signed a mutual collaboration agreement for, on the one hand, the realization of aquatic sports activities for the patients of functional rehabilitation of the hospital, and of the other, for the joint organization of extra-hospitalized inclusive activities with patients, relatives and friends in the framework of the Sports&Life Guttmann Club initiative and the Spinal Camp H2O.
The International Campus, organized by the Institut Guttmann together with the Sunnaas Foundation of Norway, has finished today Surely it has been an unforgettable experience for the participants, all of them young people with spinal cord injury from the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and Catalonia. They could share a few days of sports, learning and coexistence.
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.