A quick CPN update
There's a lot going on at the CPN right now, here's an update
It’s a busy time for the CPN at the moment, here’s a quick update on things we’ve got going on…
The first session of our free online CPN course on the theme of Vulnerabilty begins next week
More information about the course, dates, times, and links are here, there’s a media pack of images to download and share here, and a brief overview of the course here. There’s no sign-up needed, just log in on the day to join.
Am I still a CPN member? What’s happened to the old CPN website?
We’ve had some inquiries recently from people asking about our old site (www.criticalphysio.net) and whether they were still CPN ‘members’. In December last year, we stopped using the old site and moved all of the blogging and CPN news to this Substack page. Substack is a fabulous online newsletter site (take a look around to see who else is publishing here). You can subscribe to this newsletter for free, so CPN blogposts and news updates will come straight to your email inbox. So technically we now have subscribers rather than members. Part of the reason for the switch is because we plan to use the old site for something new. Speaking of which…
Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement soon about the new Critical Physiotherapy Academy
A group of CPN members have been planning an entirely new entity called the Critical Physiotherapy Academy. This will be a curated knowledge community for critical thinking in and around physiotherapy. Membership will be free, of course, but be based on people’s participation to sharing and knowledge building. Look out for more on this later in the year.
Also keep your eyes peeled for a call for chapters for the 3rd Critical Physiotherapy Reader
Following the amazing success of our first two critical physiotherapy readers — Manipulating Practices and Mobilizing Knowledge — we’ll be posting up an announcement on the 3rd critical physiotherapy reader soon. The book will be edited by Karen Synne Groven, Patty Thille, Clair Hebron, and Roshan Galvaan and will once again be a collection of some of the best critical physiotherapy thinking from around the world. Keep an eye out for more on this soon.
A CPN Colloquium in the Arctic
Last week, 15 of us met for the first CPN Colloquium since COVID in Tromsø in Northern Norway. Thanks to the amazing organisational work of Filip Maric, and the support of UiT Department of Health and Care Sciences Research Group, we had a wild three days of game-making, debating, and socialising. It was so lovely seeing everyone again face-to-face. But it promises not to be the last meeting like this, because…
In Sickness and In Health is coming to New Zealand
Many of you will remember CPN Salons we’ve held in conjunction with the In Sickness and In Health Conferences in the past, well in February 2024 the ISIH Conference will be coming to Auckland, New Zealand, and the CPN will be playing a big part in organising the event. We’re already planning a CPN Salon for the day after the conference (which will run from 13-15 February 2024), so start making your travel plans. February in NZ is glorious, so come for a holiday, take in the conference — the best critical healthcare conference anywhere — and stay for the Salon. We’ll post more information here over the coming months.
So that’s about all for now. As always, if you’ve got any questions post them in the Comments box or email me at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you straight away.