The ENPHE Seminar 2020 comprises three days of activities. The first day is dedicated to ENPHE Students Body Program (02 April 2020). The second and the third days (03-04 April 2020) cover the Working Groups sessions and invited Keynote Lecture’s.

Specific themes related to higher education in physiotherapy such as facilitation of learning, practice-based learning, interprofessional learning, direct access, internationalization, research, and digital healthcare in physiotherapy education will be the working groups focus. The planned keynotes will meet the central theme of the seminar “Co-create the future” and can be an element of help in its construction.

This seminar will be an excellent opportunity for networking and debate of physiotherapy professional and educational issues, combined with enjoyable moments of sports and social events. All educators and students (ENPHE members and non-members) are invited to participate and contribute to the strengthening of the cooperation between European Higher Education Institutions in the field of Physiotherapy, co-creating the future, and get to know this beautiful region of Portugal full of history, its gastronomy and hospitality.


Organizing committee/Institutions involved

Core Organizers

  • João Paulo Venâncio – CESPU, Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Ave/ Vale do Ave Health School – www.cespu.pt
  • Gabriela Brochado – CESPU, Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Sousa/ Vale do Sousa Health School – www.cespu.pt
  • Daniela Simões – Escola Superior de Saúde de Santa Maria / Santa Maria Health School – www.santamariasaude.pt
  • António Alves Lopes – Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão / Alcoitão School of Health Sciences – www.essa.pt

Associate Organizers

  • Lara Costa e Silva – Escola Superior de Saúde Atlântica / Atlântica Health School – www.essatla.pt
  • Cláudia Silva – Escola Superior de Saúde do Politécnico do Porto / School of Health of Politécnico do Porto – www.ess.ipp.pt
  • José Luís Alves Sousa – Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget / Jean Piaget High School of Health – https://ipiaget.org
  • Pedro Rebelo – Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa / Lisbon School of Health Technology – www.estesl.ipl.pt
  • Ângela Maria Pereira – Escola Superior de Saúde Egas Moniz / Egas Moniz Higher School of Health – www.egasmoniz.com.pt
  • José Alves-Guerreiro – Escola Superior de Saúde do Politécnico de Leiria / Leiria School of Health Science of Polytechnic of Leiria – www.ipleiria.pt/esslei/

Program

(Preliminary program and subject to changes)

Thursday, 2nd of April – ENPHE Students Body Program

09:00 – 09:30 Arrival & registration for students
09:30 – 11:00 Parallel Workshops
A – Can we use innovation to take physiotherapy to the next level?
B – Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: statistics
C – Pain and the spirituality of being

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break & networking
11:30 – 13:00 ENPHE Students Body Working Groups
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 ENPHE Students Body Working Groups
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break & networking
16:00 – 16:30 ENPHE Students Body Working Groups Presentations in Plenum
17:00 – 18:00 Students Sports Event
19:30 – 21:00 Welcome Reception

Friday, 3rd of April

09:00 – 09:30 Arrival & registration for all participants
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Ceremony | ENPHE Executive Board and Organization Committee
09:45 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture: “The Importance of Ethics in Physiotherapy Practice”
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break & networking
11:00 – 13:00 Co-create the future – ENPHE plans
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Working Groups parallel sessions *
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break & networking
16:30 – 18:00 Social Event: Cultural event – The exhibition Time, Space and Being.
Sports Event: Walking or Running (short or long distance)
20:00 Dinner and Dance

Saturday, 4th of April

09:30 – 09:45 Arrival & networking
09:45 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture: “Person-centered communication”
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break & networking
11:00 – 13:00 Working Groups (continuation of the work started within the different groups A – K) *
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Working Groups (continuation/conclusion of the work started within the different groups A – K) *
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break & networking
16:30 – 18:00 Summary of work developed, next steps & Closing Ceremony

Working Groups parallel sessions*

THEMATIC
A – Direct access & advanced practice (WG Professional issues)
B – Global competent graduates (WG Internationalization)
C – Inter professional learning activities (WG Interprofessional issues0
D – European curriculum infographic
E – Sustainable Development Goals
F – Prototyping innovation in education
G – Designing an educational module for EBP (WG Research)
H – Activities to impulse research among ENPHE members (WG Research)
I – Facilitation of learning (WG Facilitation of learning)
J – Emergent – trends and needs in PT education

INTERNAL FUNCTIONING (open to any member to participate)
K – ENPHE info graphic
L – Students & teachers declaration of interdependence
M – Thesis Awards – revise the type of research accepted

Please use this link to download the preliminary program

Keynote Lectures

  • Lecture A (3rd of April) – The Importance of Ethics in Physiotherapy Practice – The increasing of professional autonomy brings new ethical challenges and the need for an ethical thinking in order to solve the ethical different situations… (more Information)
  • Lecture B (4th of April) – Person-centered communication – Person-centered approach in health systems should focus on the individual, its characteristics and uniqueness towards health and towards life… (more information)

Working Groups parallel sessions

  • A – Direct access & advanced practice (WG Professional issues) – proposal about postgraduate education for physiotherapists who have not reached the ENPHE competencies for direct access during their entrance level education.
  • B – Global competent graduates (WG Internationalization) – share best practices on internationalisation among ENPHE-members. For all the ENPHE members, on each of the key-elements of the Jones-model, at least 5 (English written) examples are available, ready to use within curricula, activities and policy development at higher education institutions.
  • C – Inter professional learning activities (WG Interprofessional issues) – Goal of the working group interprofessional learning (IPL) is to rise the IPL competences by sharing information, knowledge, skills of IPL education. Together we have and share good practice. In order to do so, the working group will combine different models to a practical guideline in which educational aspects in becoming an interprofessional identity are ordered.
  • D – European curriculum infographic – in the sequence of the last conference about the End of Physiotherapy, and the need for a new professional paradigm, the new challenge is what should education in physiotherapy be now and for the future. Without wanting to create a rigid framework, it seems needed to have a directive about the minimum needs in the curriculum according to the new competences and scope of practice within a changing society. With this working group, we aim to develop an infographic for both bachelor and master level. The material to be used as reference is to be determined during the seminar.
  • E – Sustainable Development Goals – With a target date of 2030, the UN, through their SDG initiative, has set 17 broad and interdependent goals that are necessary for creating a sustainable future on our planet. The SDG initiative is a concerted universal agenda by the 193 member states of the UN and the global civil society, and it represents a strategic framework and a bold normative vision of the future. As a knowledge producer, the core mission of higher education cuts across all learning domains. Thus, higher education has a unique role to play in helping to achieve the SDGs. More specifically, Goal Four deals directly with education – its goal is to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. In addition, higher education institutions can participate in the UN Higher Education Sustainability Initiative and the United Nations University provides many examples of sustainability in action. Higher education institutions have a critical role to play in implementing and driving sustainable development initiatives through their institutional policies and practices. One of the key questions to be addressed is: what can higher education leaders, faculty and students do to implement sustainable development in their institutional vision, mission and values statements, their strategic plans and their organisational culture?
  • F – Prototyping innovation in education – many learning and assessment strategies and curriculum designs are discussed among ENPHE members and the global educational community. However, research about the less common methods is not available to confirm the real efficiency. With this working group, we would like to explore the possibility for joint prototyping research among different members. The method or strategy to be researched, the partners and implementation are to be determined during the seminar.
  • G – Designing an educational module for EBP (WG Research) – Impulse student EBP engagement. We organized a workshop last ENPHE Conference (Groningen, 2019) in order to establish the minimum knowledge required and the educational approaches needed. Co-creation (student, teachers and (educational) researchers), innovative learning tools (blended learning, flipped classrooms…) and usability (from the student’s perspective) are important innovative aspects of the process.
  • H – Activities to impulse research among ENPHE members (WG Research) – in order to make possible the exchange of information about what are the research topics under development among ENPHE members, and offering room for contact with other members that do research on similar fields of interest, we run a research speed-dating session last ENPHE Conference (Groningen, 2019). We plan to do similar activities with the same goal on next occasions.
  • I – Facilitation of learning (WG Facilitation of learning) – share good practices in teaching-learning among ENPHE members and among stakeholders in higher education
  • J – Emergent – trends and needs in PT education – this group would start with an open question about what the innovative trends in education are in general and how ENPHE and members would like to evolve in that. Explore existing experiences, needs for learning. The group can be divided later in different thematic groups according to preferences.
  • K – ENPHE infographic – given the new mission, vision, values, strategic statement and working group structure, we would like to develop a infographic poster to be presented in Leuven. All educational community should be involved, where students take the lead in this working group.
  • L – Students & teachers declaration of interdependence – given the new mission, vision, values, strategic statement and working group structure, we would like to state very clear to both parts: students and teachers, the models of working within ENPHE to assure full student’s engagement in ENPHE activities.

Workshops

Student Workshops

On the 2nd of April, three workshops are available in parallel sessions. The students will have the opportunity to choose their preference on site.

  • Workshop A – Can we use innovation to take physiotherapy to the next level? – The world is changing at a fast pace and with that, we have a new consumer, a new client, a new patient… (more information)
  • Workshop B – Let’s talk about the elephant in the room – Statistics is one of the least appreciated subjects of healthcare students. However, most of them later recognize the importance of this knowledge in order to effectively apply an evidence based practice approach … (more information)
  • Workshop C – Pain and the spirituality of being – Pain is a multifactorial experience that can induce profound changes in human beings, especially chronic pain bringing people far apart from their natural paths … (more information)

Social and Sports Events

(Preliminary activities and subject to confirmation)

  • Students Sports Event (2nd of April) – This is an open air event that will take place at Parque da Devesa, a nearby public park. Trainers from Famalicão City Council are organizing this event. (Free and to be confirmed)
  • Welcome Reception (2nd of April) – – This reception is sponsored by Vila Nova de Famalicão City Council. The Welcome Reception will take place at Adega Vinhos Castro. This wine cellar visit includes a wine tasting (2 wines), and a cocktail. A shuttle will be provided from the school to the venue, and return. (Free)
  • Cultural Event (3rd of April) – The cultural event is a guided visit to the exhibition “Time, Space and Being” at House of Territory. (Free)
  • Sports Event (3rd of April) – In this sports event you can choose to walk, run a short distance or run a long distance. This is an open air event that will take place at Parque da Devesa, a nearby public park. Trainers from Famalicão City Council are organizing this event. (Free and to be confirmed)
  • Social Dinner & Dance (3rd of April) – Dinner and dance will take place at Palácio da Igreja Velha. A shuttle will be provided from the school to the venue, and return.