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.
The Institut Guttmann has participated in the Spinal Winter Camp, an adapted sports campus that has been held in Lilllehammer (Norway). Organized by the Suunnaas Foundation (Sunnaassftiltsen), the Camp was dedicated to winter sports, and became a meeting place for people from Norway, Sweden, Cambodia and Spain, all of them with recently acquired spinal cord injury.
The Institut Guttmann has been present at MOBILONA, the Road Education Day in Badalona organized for the first time in the Can Cabanyes Municipal Sports Zone where more than 270 children from 7 schools have participated, in a series of guided activities by each of the entities involved.
Guttmann, in its commitment to the awareness and prevention of traffic accidents that result in neurological injuries, carried out a wheelchair activity so that children could experience first-hand the difficulties encountered by people who have to use the chair daily.
Once again, a group of professionals from the Institut Guttmann participated on Sunday 11th March at the Zurich Barcelona Marathon, a 42km challenge that they successfully completed in 4 hours and 20 minutes.
The "Pink Panthers", as they call themselves, always made turns to push through the streets of Barcelona Aina and Paula, two patients of the Children's Rehabilitation Unit who enjoyed the unique experience of this sport challenge and the encouragement of all the people who, surprised to see them, did not hesitate to support!
The Institut Guttmann and the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital have held a day focused on minority diseases under the title "What do we do for these patients in the field of research, multidisciplinary care and treatment?".