Clinical Tutor Training 1
On September 1st & 2nd, OsEAN’s Clinical Tutor Training Lv. 1 took place at the building of FICO Poland in Warsaw.
Osteopathy is a new profession in Poland and new alumni are eager to develop the education in this field. Therefore we decided that Warsaw is the perfect place to start with the training. Apart from the tutoring, osteopaths from different regions in Poland and other European countries met, build bridges and exchanged knowledge and information.
I would first like to say a big Thank you! to Raimund Engel for:
• the 10 years you gave to construct the building of the Osteopathic European Academic Network, in those years it is a solid Platform for schools to exchange knowledge and ideas in the education of osteopathy.
• initiating the Open Forum educational conferences, 5 great events which underline the exchange and learning from each other in cooperation, palpation, research, innovation and soft skills.
• your attention to each member of OsEAN, both within Europe as well as our associated members in Argentina, Canada, and our friends in Australia.
• connecting people, connecting schools, for your empathy and your full attention. You have created a PBMT (Point of Balanced Member Tension).
The fifth edition of OsEAN "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" Conference with the topic "Teaching the Soft Skills" took place on April 21st and 22nd 2016, in Vienna, Austria.
There were 65 participants from 17 countries. Represented were osteopathic schools not only from whole Europe but also from Argentina, Australia, Canada and USA.
The two days programme of the conference included keynote lectures delivered by presenters from the United Kingdom, Australia, Italy and the Netherlands and other presentations and workshops in the following areas: osteopath-patient communication, professionalism and ethics, self-regulation and self-care.
OsEAN is proud to present a brief update on the progress of the auditing process which started in October 2015. OsEAN member schools are being audited by the Austrian Standards Institution (ASI) according to the CEN- Standard “EN 16686 – Osteopathic Healthcare Provision” and the OsEAN-Standard.
So far 5 schools have already completed the whole process and received their certification, 2 are waiting to be approved, 7 schools are scheduled for an audit and another 9 schools have contacted the ASI with the request to be scheduled.
On April 22nd 2016, during the Open Forum in Vienna, Robert Muts took the lead of OsEAN as its new president. He has been vice-president of the organisation for the past six months and member of the board since 2013. Robert’s acceptance speech and big Thank you! to the previous president Raimund Engel moved everyone to tears.
After some months of hard work our new process for membership applications is finally set up and running. We have created an OsEAN Standard that will be audited by our competent partners of the Austrian Standards Institute.
If your school is interested in becoming a member of OsEAN we would love to hear from you!