Health Professionals October Newsletter

Date: 09.10.2020

Learn more about the PReS Health Professional Community of Practice and Science and the upcoming ComPaS Zoom meetiong on 27th October.

October 2020 HP Newsletter

Re-launch of HP Community of Practice and Science

The Health Professionals of PReS (HP-PReS) Committee hosts all health professions that participate in the clinical care and research for children with rheumatic diseases like nurses, nurse practioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, physiatrists, sport scientists and podiatrists.

The HP within  PReS aim to develop towards 2025 a dedicated Community of Practice and Science where HP exchange knowledge and skills and find resources in order to achieve the highest standards of care for all HP- disciplines, in line with the mission of PReS 2025: “Advance the care and improve the health and well-being of children and young people with rheumatic conditions

On 23rd September 2020, 11:15 during the Kick-off meeting on the PReS E-congress, the Health Professionals Community of Science and Practice has been relaunched.

This meeting is recorded and can be seen on the e-Congress platform until 25th December 2020. In 2 short videos ( part1 and part 2) you can learn about the structure of PReS and the connections of the HP in this structure. Attendees expressed their wish to meet more regularly in both discipline groups and subgroups around the themes ”Physical Activity and Fitness” and “Pain and Fatigue Management”

Plans 2020-2021

Therefore, there will be regular ZOOM meetings, where can meet and discuss in plenary and monodisciplinary subgroups. These meetings are called “ComPaS meetings” (Community of Practice and Science). Aims for next year are:

  1. HP’s will join idealiter all PReS Working Parties (JDM, SLE as a start).
  2. Launch a HP Congress Committee 2021 of 4 members (HP chair and 4 discipline representatives)
  3. Two multi-disciplinary groups around 2 themes (Pain and Fatigue management and Physical Fitness/ Physical activity) will meet in a ZOOM meeting
  4. Discipline subgroups give input for the development of HP PReS clinical, educational and research affairs

Do you want to join this PReS Health Professional Community of Practice and Science?

You are welcome in the ZOOM ComPaS meetings and have a seat in the network where activities and themes for the future are discussed. In advance you have to fill in a survey where you can introduce yourself to the community and express your interest in the groups. You then will receive a ZOOM invitation. This form can also serve as an English CV when you decide to become a PReS member. (link)

Hope to meet you in the first ComPaS ZOOM meeting 27 October 19:30 -20:30 (CET- Amsterdam),

Jeannette Cappon,

Chair Health Professionals in the PReS Council

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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