23rd · 25th September 2021
Intervention: Intensive or not?
That is the question

The EBTA 2021 congress will be Virtual
The effort is put on interactivity.

Congress in English with simultaneous interprétations in French.

Exchanges with speakers, between participants, access to animations and scientific content will be accessible for one month after the event.

Conference Host

Our pleasure is always intense to welcome you! Indeed, our Biennial EBTA Congress was supposed to take place for the first time in Switzerland, in Lausanne, but due to the pandemic (and the very strict measures at the CHUV – University Hospital of Vaud – venue), the 2021 Congress will be virtual. A platform will be made available to registered participants to follow the planar sessions with the possibility to ask questions to the speakers, Access to the presented and scientific content for one month after the event, individual chats with maintenance of the round table planned in the face-to-face programme! animation and great visibility of the sponsors.

The European Bobath Tutors Association is a network of Bobath teaching teams, comprising over 200 Bobath Tutors. EBTA’s tasks are to set, maintain and update standards of Bobath courses across Europe. Additionally, EBTA has a mandate to encourage and implement therapy research and encourage EBTA tutors to help in developing countries.

Bobath/NDT offers an individualized holistic way of observation, analysis and treatment of people with Cerebral palsy delivered by expert physio, occupational and speech therapists in collaboration with medical doctors.

Bobath Concept focuses on maximising the potential of children and adults with Cerebral palsy and neurological conditions in their own family / school / social environment.

We are part of a large network of therapists working together with families, school teachers, caregivers, psychologists, medical doctors in neurology, rehabilitation, paediatricians, orthopaedics and colleagues who produce specialized technology and equipment.

EBTA Conferences aim to provide transdisciplinary scientific education for Bobath/NDT therapists and medical doctors. However, all professionals working with people who have Cerebral Palsy and their families, and adults who have this condition, who are interested in the Bobath approach are welcome to join the congress.

The sponsor exhibition will take place virtually, with the possibility of viewing videos, offering companies and agencies a unique opportunity to show their latest products and discuss ideas for the future.

We are sure that this network involved in Cerebral Palsy and developmental disorders will benefit from this Conference.

That is why we are delighted to virtually welcome you to our Congress, and are sure that we will all benefit from this exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The Scientific Committee

Switzerland

Leonor Antonietti Barujel
PT Bobath Senior Tutor
Fondation Dr Combe.
Responsible Training Bobath Suisse Romande
Swiss Association of Education
Neuro-developemental Asend
Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Myriam Bickle Graz
Neonatology department,
Development Unit
Woman-Mother-Child department
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Reinald Brunner
MD Senior Physician Neuro orthopedics & Research Group Leader
Hôpital universitaire de l’enfance de Bâle (UKBB)

Dr Corinna Gerber
Research manager Woman-Mother-Child department
Paediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV
Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Cécile Holenweg-Gross
Paediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit
Woman-Mother-Child department
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
Chief Doctor, Fondation Dr Combe
Lausanne, Switzerland

Petra Marsico
PT MSc & PhD cand.
Rehabilitation centre for children and young children
Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich
Program Leader of the Diploma of Advanced Studies Neurodevelopmental Treatment
University BaselBasel, Switzerland

Prof. Christopher Newman
Head physician, associate professor
Paediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit
Woman-Mother-Child Department Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Lausanne, Switzerland

International

Dr Tali Ashkenazi
PhD PT Bobath Senior Tutor
President of EBTA
Haifa University
Haifa, Israel

Professor Bernard Dan
Paediatric neurologist and professor of neuroscience
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Rehabilitation hospital Inkendaal
Brussels, Belgium

Keren Tal PhD
OT Bobath Tutor
Haifa, Israel

Dr Margaret J Mayston
AM PhD FCSP FACPIN SFHEA
Biosciences Division
NPP University College
London, UK

Catharina Van der Walt
M(CommPath) MRCSLT
Bobath Senior
Speech Therapy Tutor
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Mintaze Kerem Gunel, PT, PhD, Prof.
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Physical Therapy And  Rehabilitation,  Department of Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey

Organisation committee

M. Alban Resin, Director, Fondation Dr Combe
Mme Sandrine Balog Sob, HR, Fondation Dr Combe
Mme Ingrid Virnot, Physiotherapist, Fondation Dr Combe
Mme Leonor Antonietti, Coordinator EBTA Congress 2021
M. Gerald Howard, Lausanne Montreux Congress

Program & Schedule · 23-25 september 2021

The timetable can be slightly modified because of virtual needs. 
Download the PDF programme

SCHEDULEPROGRAM
09:0009:15 WELCOME · INTRODUCTION · OPENING OF THE CONGRESS
M. Alban Resin
Board Foundation Dr Combe. General Director.
Dr.Tali Ashkenazi PT PhD
Senior , Tutor ,Israel President EBTA Executive committee
Dr. Beat Knecht
Executive committee member SAKENT/ASEND, Sursee
Leonor Antonietti
PT senior tutor, responsible for DAS neurodevelopmental training, ASEND/SAKENT, EBTA Congress coordinator 2021, Dr Combe Foundation Lausanne.
09:15 » 12:30 KEY NOTES MORNING
Chairperson :
Prof Christopher Newman
09:1510:00 INTENSIVENESS, AN INTENSE INTENT
Prof. Christopher Newman
Head physician, associate professor
Paediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit
Woman-Mother-Child Department Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Lausanne, Switzerland
10:0010:45 INTENSIVE INTERVENTION: WHAT? HOW? WHY?
Dr Margaret J Mayston
AM PhD FCSP FACPIN SFHEA
Division Biosciences, NPP
University College London
Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT
10:4511:15 BREAK «Visit sponsor pages»
Individuals chat possibilities in between participants at any time.
11:1512:00 INTENSIVE STIMULATION AND NEUROSCIENCE
Professor Bernard Dan
Paediatric neurologist and professor of neuroscience
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Rehabilitation hospital Inkendaal
Brussels, Belgium
12:0012:30 QUESTIONS
12:3014:00 LUNCH BREAK «Visit sponsor pages»
Individuals chat possibilities in between participants at any time.
14:00 » 17:30 INVITED SPEAKERS
Chairpersons :
Dr. Tali Ashkenazi
PT PhD, Senior, Tutor, Israel
Marleen D'hondt
SLT Senior tutor Belgium
14:0014:50 A PILOT STUDY OF HIGH DOSAGE
Christa Scholtz
OT Bobath senior tutor South Africa
14:5015:00 QUESTIONS
15:0015:50 IMPLEMENTING CIMT IN INFANTS IN THE EYES OF BOBATH
Dr. Rena Chamudot
Ph.D., MSc, BOT Israel
15:5016:00 QUESTIONS
16:0016:30 BREAK «Visit sponsor pages»
Individuals chat possibilities in between participants at any time.
16:3017:20 A PERSONALIZED APPROACH IN ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION OF SWALLOWING AND FEEDING IN THE CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY; OBSERVE, CLASSIFY AND IMPROVE!
Karen van Hulst
PhD SLT, the Netherlands
17:2017:30 QUESTIONS
The end of the first day
18:0020:00 EBTA Tutor session ( tutor’s members )
SCHEDULEPROGRAM
09:00 » 10:20 INVITED SPEAKERS
Chairpersons :
Marleen D'hondt
SLT Senior tutor Belgium
Docteur David Jacquier
Head neurorehabilitation clinic. Paediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit. CHUV Lausanne
09:0009:30 EVIDENCE-INFORMED MANAGEMENT IN THE TREATMENT OF ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR DROOLING IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
Karen van Hulst
PhD SLT, the Netherlands
Lynn Orriëns, MSc
Biomedical scientist - junior researcher Saliva Control Team
Radboudumc Amalia Children’s Hospital
Department of Paediatrics
09:3009:40 QUESTIONS
09:4010:10 BOBATH FOUNDATION SCALE MADRID : CHILD AND ADOLESCENT CEREBRAL PALSY ASSESSMENT
Mercedes Cabezas Lopez
Psychologist Bobath Foundation Madrid Spain
10:1010:20 QUESTIONS
10:20 » 10:50 FREE PAPERS
Chairperson :
Docteur David Jacquier
Head neurorehabilitation clinic. Paediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit. CHUV Lausanne
10:2010:30 WALKING IN THE HIBBOT, AN INNOVATIVE WALKING AID IMPROVES GAIT CHARACTERISTICS IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
Ria Cuppers
P.T. – Belgium
10:3010:35 QUESTIONS
10:3510:45 VALIDATION OF AN EVALUATION PROTOCOL TO DESCRIBE AND QUANTIFY TECHNIQUES APPLIED DURING NEURODEVELOPMENTAL PHYSICAL THERAPY (NDT-BOBATH) SESSIONS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
Sebastien Vanderlinden
P.T. – Belgium
10:4510:50 QUESTIONS
10:5011:20 BREAK «Visit sponsor pages»
Individual’s chat possibilities in between participants at any time.
11:20 » 12:15 INVITED SPEAKERS
Chairperson :
Docteur David Jacquier
Head of neurorehabilitation clinic. Paediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit. CHUV Lausanne
11:2012:05 EARLY INTERVENTION AND EYE MOVEMENTS IN YOUNG INFANTS
Christa Scholtz
OT Bobath / NDTSenior Tutor South Africa
12:0512:15 QUESTIONS
12:15 » 12:45 INVITATION TO A VIRTUAL ROOM IN HONOUR TO DR ELIZABETH KÖNG LIFE
Chairperson :
Dr. Beat Knecht
Executive committee member SAKENT/ASEND, Sursee Suisse
Invited speaker :
Anke von Steiger
PT Bobath Senior Tutor Berne Suisse
12:1513:45 LUNCH BREAK «Visit sponsor pages»
Individuals chat possibilities in between participants at any time.
13:45 » 15:25 INVITED SPEAKERS
Chairpersons :
Christine Barber, PT MSC MCSP DSA(CSP) Bobath Senior Tutor UK
13:4514:35 CIMT VS. BIMANUAL THERAPY IN INFANTS, LOOKING BEYOND INTENSITY
Dr. Rena Chamudot
Ph.D., MSc, BOT
14:3514:45 QUESTIONS
14:4515:15 INTENSIVE THERAPY «CHILD, PARENT AND THERAPIST TEAMWORK»
Leonor Antonietti
PT Bobath Senior Tutor Switzerland
15:1515:25 QUESTIONS
15:2515:45 BREAK «Visit sponsor pages».
Individual’s chat possibilities in between participants at any time.
15:45 » 16:45 KEY NOTES
Chairperson :
Dr.Tali Ashkenazi
PT PhD, Senior, Tutor, Israel
15:4516:30 BOBATH & RESEARCH: WHAT REALLY MATTERS? 
Dr Margaret J Mayston
AM PhD FCSP FACPIN SFHEA
Division Biosciences, NPP
University College London
Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT
16:3016:45 QUESTIONS
The end of the second day
SCHEDULEPROGRAM
09:00 » 12:15 KEY NOTES Morning
Chairpersons :
Josse De Cat
PT, Bobath Senior Tutor Leuven, Belgium
Christine Barber
PT MSC MCSP DSA(CSP) Bobath Senior Tutor UK

09:0009:45 DEFORMITIES IN GAIT DISORDERS - PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Prof. Brunner Reinald
MD Senior Physician Neuro orthopedics & Research Group Leader
09:4509:55 QUESTIONS
09:5510:40 OPTIMISING PARTICIPATION THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN
Christine Barber
PT MSC MCSP DSA(CSP) Bobath Senior Tutor UK
10:4010:50 QUESTIONS
10:5011:20 BREAK «Visit sponsor pages»
Individual’s chat possibilities in between participants at any time.
11:2012:05 INTENSIVE THERAPY IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY, BILATERAL SPASTICITY. COMPARISON OF TWO APPROACHES
Josse De Cat
PT, Bobath Senior Tutor Leuven, Belgium
Vanessa van Tittelboom
PT, Ghent University - KU Leuven, Belgium
Lieve Heyrman
PT, Phd, KU Leuven. Belgium
12:0512:15 QUESTIONS
12:2012:50 VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE
Chairperson :
Dr. Tali Ashkenazi
PT PhD, Senior, Tutor, Israel
«LOOKING BACK - MOVING FORWARD!»
Moderator :
Dr. Sarah Capelovitch
PhD, PT, Senior Bobath Tutor, Israel
12:5013:05 CLOSING MESSAGE EBTA PRESIDENT
Dr.Tali Ashkenazi
PT PhD, Senior , Tutor ,Israel

Virtual Toast


END OF CONGRESS
13:1514:15 NDTSWISS Annual Meeting
For NDTSWISS members

Registrations & Accreditations : opened from January 13th 2021

Follow the congress by video conference

ATTENTION: Registrations have been deactivated

Online STANDARD

CHF 250

All access

Online NDTSWISS

CHF 230

All access

Online STUDENTS

CHF 90

All access

Online HINARI

CHF 90

All access

Categories for accreditation

For any category the organizer reserve the rights to evaluate the subscription request. If there is any doubt, the organiser can contact the potential participant to verify the professional status.

Member delegates

A member delegate is referring to any person that wish to participate to the conference. Example : All therapists PT, OT ST , medical doctors, Spcialized school teachers, caregivers, others.

Online · NDTSWISS

The NDTSWISS fees applies to all members of the NDTSWISS association.

Online · Students

The term student refers to an undergraduate student in the medical, paramedical social and/or pedagogical domain in childcare

A person who is actually into an education programme private or non-private with the aim to finalized a recognized diploma or certificate from the country where the student is settled (the organizer has the right to ask for a copy of an official document for this).

Online · HINARI

The HINARI fee is available for participants that live in a Hinari Group A or Group B country. You will find the list of countries from Group A and B, on this page.

Payment

Registration fees must be paid by credit card during the registration process.

Already registered?

If you wish to come back to your registration, please use your direct login link which is in your email confirmation.

Included in the registration fee:

  • Access to the on-line platform to follow the live sessions
  • Possibility to ask questions to the speakers
  • Exchange between participants
  • Access to the presented and scientific content for one month after the event
  • Mini animations (videos, quizzes)

Registration cancellation and reimbursement policy

Cancellation should be made by sending a written notice to Olivier Mouraux.
All reimbursements will be made after the conference.

  • Before July 15
    2021 Registrations will be reimbursed at 100%, plus CHF 20.00 for administrative costs.
  • From July 15, 2021 to August 15, 2021
    Registrations will be refunded at 50%.
  • From August 15, 2021
    No fees will be refunded after this date.

Lausanne · The city that was elected to host the presential congress

Lausanne · Basic facts

Official language: French. All of the most common languages are understood.
City population: 130 000
Lausanne area population: 350 000
Climate: Mild. No harsh winter. Average annual temperature 14°C/57°F.
Average summer temperature: 24°C/75°F.
Time zone: GMT + 1 (Summer time + 1 = March-October)

Lausanne · A conference city

Lausanne’s compact size, perfect accessibility and well-developed infrastructure make it a top choice for international conferences. Not least, its standing is supported by a cosmopolitan, multilingual population and workforce.

Lausanne · Just around the corner

Just 45 minutes from Geneva International Airport by road or rail, Lausanne is easily reachable from all international destinations. And being located at major rail and road interchanges, all of Central Europe is within easy reach.

Lausanne · A landscape city

The city of Lausanne overlooks Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Western Europe, and faces the majestic splendour of the snow-capped Alps. It boasts a backdrop of scenic beauty that is truly breathtaking.

Lausanne · A human city

Home to a population of 130 000 and the hub of a metropolitan area of 350 000, including 80 000 international residents, Lausanne boasts business, cultural, sports and educational facilities that are truly remarkable for a city of its size.

Lausanne · An award winning sustainable city

Lausanne embarked on its path to sustainability in the 1990s by ensuring that all local government services reflected a respect for the environment and the integration of nature into town planning. In 2004, Lausanne’s forward-thinking energy policy enabled it to become the first city to be awarded the European Energy Award Gold, a title that was reconfirmed in 2009.

Lausanne · How to get there

The city of Lausanne lies in the western part of Switzerland, in very close proximity to France and Italy, in the heart of Central Europe. Located just 40 min by road or rail from Geneva, Lausanne is easy to reach by air through Geneva International Airport.
From many European cities, high speed trains reach Lausanne in a few hours:

  • Grenoble: 2 hours 50 minutes

  • Milan: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Paris: 3 hours 40 minutes

  • Brussels: 6 hours 30 minutes

All Swiss cities are reachable in between 40 minutes and 2.5 hours.

Learn more about Lausanne

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Who should sponsor this event?

This unique international event due in Switzerland will propose a professional exhibition, offering companies and agencies an exclusive opportunity to take an active part in these fields.

Sponsors, company representatives and professional organizations are cordially invited to participate and to make a valuable contribution to the success of this important international happening and towards achieving the aims of our Congress.

Exhibiting at the EBTA 2021 conference ensures your presence at the foremost international event devoted to of children and adults with cerebral palsy and neurological.

As a corporate partner, you will reach a diverse – and leading – group of scientists, researchers and clinicians from some of the world’s top institutions and have the opportunity to increase your company’s visibility, build your network and ensure your commitment, discoveries, products and solutions are best presented to a global audience of decision makers and key opinion leaders.

Your participation and partnership as a sponsor and/ or exhibitor will associate your brand with a commitment to leadership brainstorming, development, scientific programs and well-informed standardization in our field.

We are expecting over 200 participants from all over Europe and even around the world. Your presence and contributions will enhance the overall scientific value of the Conference.

We look forward to your active participation!

The Organizing Committee, EBTA 2021 Lausanne

Thanks to sponsors

If you wish to participate and be an active sponsor and/or exhibitor, you will find detailled information on our official documentation

Contacts · EBTA Congress 2021

25·25 SEPTEMBER 2021
CHUV, LAUSANNE

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