IPG/CF
International Physiotherapy Group for Cystic Fibrosis

IPG/CF Committee

Maggie McIlwaine
IPG/CFChairperson

Irene McGuire
IPG/CF Vice-Chairperson

Dr. Libuse Smolikova, PhD
IPG/CF Secretary

Sylvie Vanlaethem
IPG/CF Treasurer

If you would like further information on:
* the IPG/CF (including membership)
* how to become a contact person
* the current list of contact persons
Please contact our secretary:

Dr . Libuse Smolikova, PhD

IPG/CF Secretary

IPG/CF Contact Person for the
Czech Republic respiratory physiotherapist

Charles University Prague,
2nd Medical School University
Hospital Motol

Clinic of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
V Úvalu 84
150 06 Prague 5
Czech Republic

Tel : +420 2 2443 9263,
Tel. Secretary: +420 2 2443 9260, +420 2 2443 9201
Fax : +420 2 2443 9220
e-mail: libuse.smolikova@lfmotol.cuni.cz

e-mail: liba.smolikova@email.cz


International Physiotherapy Group for Cystic Fibrosis

ATTENTION PHYSIOTHERAPISTS


For those of you who have not already come into contact with this organisation, we would like to draw your attention to the

LIST OF THE NATIONAL CONTACT PERSONS OF THE IPG/CF


WHAT IS THE IPG/CF?

The IPG/CF is an International working committee founded in 1986, and was also a member of the S/MAC of the ICF(M)A.

The mission of the IPG/CF is:

• To promote optimal physiotherapy management for people with CF.
• To improve International communication between physiotherapists.
• To promote research in Physiotherapy.
• To cooperate with National CF Associations.
• To cooperate CFW.
• To cooperate with the World Confederation for Physiotherapists.
• To promote and advise in the organisation of a physiotherapy meeting to run parallel to the CFW or EWGCF meetings.

As a member of CFW, to exchange representatives with the council and through these transmit pertinent information whenever necessary.

The IPG/CF consists of a national contact person in each member country and a core committee. All countries are welcome to become a member.

Although the IPG/CF already have contact with many nations, they are always keen to broaden this further, particularly to countries that do not have access to the resources needed to keep updated with the latest physiotherapy techniques for Cystic Fibrosis.

Previously, through such liaison the IPG/CF were able to perform workshops to educate physiotherapists on such areas, at the Latin American CF Conference in South America.

Collaboration on an even wider geographical scale will allow the IPG/CF to consider further mutually beneficial projects in the future.


Latest Articles



May 7, 2010 - Physiotherapy
>IPG/CF NEWSLETTER 1, 2009

Greetings to everyone reading our IPG/CF newsletter. This release summarizes main even of our society during the past year 2008 in Europe, the 31st European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, held in Prague, Czech Republic.

May 7, 2010 - Physiotherapy
>IPG/CF NEWSLETTER 2, 2009

Report from Treasurer Sylvie Vanlaethem. List of the national contact persons of the IPG/CF.

June 16, 2008 - IPG/CF Newsletter
>IPG/CF NEWSLETTER 1, 2008

Contents:
Treasurer report 2007
Information regarding membership fees
Annual Reports 2007 (listed alphabetically by Country)

April 12, 2008 - Best Care Scholarship
>WINNERS OF THE NOVARTIS BEST CARE SCHOLARHIP 2008

Novartis offers us 4000 euro for the Novartis Best Care Scholarship. This gives us the opportunity to choose 2 winners each year among the participants of the Novartis Best Care Scholarship.

December 16, 2007 - IPG/CF Newsletter
>IPG/CF NEWSLETTER 2, 2007

Contents:
Minutes Belek, Turkey
Chairperson Report
Secretary Report
Treasurer Report
Report from CF conference, Belek
Winner of the Novartis Best Care Scholarship 2007
Annual Reports 2006 (listed alphabetically by Country)

June 16, 2007 - IPG/CF Newsletter
>IPG/CF NEWSLETTER 1, 2007

Contents:
Minutes of 2006 AGM
Chairpersons Report
Treasurers report
Secretary report
Treasurer Report 2003 to 2006
Membership Fees Information
Copenhagen CF conference reports
American CF conference reports

June 16, 2007 - Glossary
>2007 Physiotherapy for Respiratory Conditions – Glossary (1st edn)

This glossary defines terms used in physiotherapy for respiratory conditions. Physio-therapy is defined as the physical management of problems or potential problems in patients with respiratory conditions, in order to obtain and maintain maximal function and to minimize disease progression.

January 15, 2007 - Survey
>INTERNATIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE IN INFANTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS SURVEY RESULTS 1998 – 2000

A total of 166 completed questionnaires were returned from 27 countries. CF centre size and therapists’ experience ranged widely. Newborn screening occurred at 43% of centres that completed surveys, physiotherapy was commenced at diagnosis in 77% of centres with newborn screening and 86% of those without screening. Family members were taught by the centre physiotherapist and provided daily physiotherapy at 93% of centres. Patient segregation based on respiratory organisms was widely practiced. Twelve different physiotherapy techniques were prescribed.

December 16, 2006 - IPG/CF Newsletter
>IPG/CF NEWSLETTER 2, 2006

Contents:
20th Anniversary of IPG/CF
Winner of the Chiron Best Care Scholarship 2006
Annual Reports (alphabetically listed)
Membership fees Format
Treasurer Report 2005
Personal membership of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society

January 23, 2006 - IPG/CF Newsletter
>IPG/CF NEWSLETTER 1, 2006

Contents:
Minutes of 2005 AGM
Chairpersons Report
Treasures report
Membership fees information
Secretary report
Message from Filip Van Ginderdeuren
Crete CF conference reports
American CF conference reports
Contact Person details January 2006