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Frans Scholte Poster Prize Award 2017

During the Round Table of the IASSIDD SIRG Health Issues, held on June 19 and 20 in Belfast, the Frans Scholte poster prize was awarded for the second time.
The jury, chaired by Marijke Meijer, had the difficult task to choose from 65 entries. Finally the award went to the poster “The impact of an innovative training program for professionals caring for people with intellectual disability”, presented by Séverine Lalive – Raemy of the Haut École de Santé in Genève.

Poster IASSID 2017

From the jury report: “ A meaningful and originally designed poster with brief, clear and well readable text in which the client literally takes a central position. The concept of a 20-minute flash training for emergency doctors and a slightly longer one for emergency nurses is an innovative one and the fact that the effect of the training has been measured is very positive”.
This poster also emphasizes the title and theme of the Round Table: Bridging the gap: from evidence to improved health for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Board of MAMH congratulates Séverine and her colleagues and thanks the SIRG Health Issues for the hospitality and the jury for the careful way in which she performed her difficult task.

The Frans Scholte Poster price has been set by MAMH in memory of the former chairman of MAMH who died unexpectedly in 2012 during his active chairmanship.

 

Peter Martin first professor in ID-medicine in Germany

The Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg has appointed Peter Martin as a professor in “Healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities”. This has also leaded to a firmer embedding of the field in Germany. Peter is a neurologist and psychiatrist. Since 2005 he is linked to the University of Freiburg. At this university, ID-medicine is an optional choice in the basic curriculum. He is also head of the Seguin-Klinik in Kork, which has 24 beds available for diagnosis and short-term treatment of people with mostly severe intellectual disabilities.

Already for many years Prof. Dr. Peter Martin is vice president of the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Ärzte für Menschen mit geistiger und mehrfacher Behinderung (BAG),. He is founder and editor-in-chief of the only German-language journal “Medizin für Menschen mit geistiger oder mehrfacher Behinderung”. Also  the  course “ID-medicine for medical specialists” which is officially recognized by the Bundesärtzekammer has been developed by him. Finally, Peter Martin is internationally active as secretary to the MAMH.
His appointment as a professor is more than appropriate.

 

Interesting editorial

Interesting editorial in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica journal. By Nina Bjelogrlic-Laakso.
Revised by Thomas Dorn, Maria Arvio and Seija Aaltonen
140624.artikel Nina

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