Triskelion Norway

Nichola Rumsey delivered the prestigious B K Rank Keynote Address at the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Congress, Melbourne, May 30th 2019.  In the opening presentation of the Congress entitled ‘Don’t Eat the Marshmallows and other techniques for improving standards of patient assessment’. The 500 attendees (plastic and reconstructive surgeons) were informed about the CET project and the link to the project materials was given.  Nichola & Alex Clarke also delivered a Body Image workshop for 60 surgeons.  The CET website was given to attendees as an illustration of authoritative evidence based training materials for healthcare professionals

At a Keynote Address at the BAPRAS Annual Conference, 26th June 2019, Bournemouth, UK, entitled ‘Between a Rock & a Hard Place: Challenges for Plastic Surgery in 2019′ Nichola Rumsey described the CET project to over 125 plastic and reconstructive surgeons from the UK and overseas.  The project was offered as an example of good practice in translating research evidence to clinical settings.

Several partners from CET attended and presented at the European Congress in Utrecht in June.  Over 700 delegates from around the world participated in the congress, themed Future perspectives in research & therapy.   Professionals attending this congress benefited from high-level scientific presentations, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, with the overall goal of promoting understanding and treatment of clefts and other craniofacial anomalies

There were dedicated sessions on psychology and opportunities to present the CET project in front of a large audience – indeed the auditorium was overflowing at one point.  CET coordinator Martin Person led a session Long term outcomes in cleft care – a European approach, focusing on how we can be sure we are inclusive in terms of providing care to a European population that is not always easy to reach given socio-economic and educational constraints.

Other CET partners spoke on different aspects of cleft care in Europe, including the new directory of resource (European Cleft Gateway) and parents’ experiences of early cleft care which illustrate the need for a much more patient/parent-centred approach to care. 

Above all the Congress provided excellent networking opportunities in Europe and beyond with opportunities explores for future collaboration in terms of research, education and sharing best clinical practice.  

Triskelion’s partner Kristianstad University just confirmed that we had our application “Body Confident mums” (Erasmus+ KA2) approved by the Swedish national agency. The project will start in late summer of 2019.

The project is based on the work of the Australian team led by Dr. Zali Yager, Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.

Title is : Body Confident Mum’s, An Innovative Health Professionals Training Program to support maternal mental and physical health

The Correct IT project is coming to an end and the team had the final meeting in the charming city of Iasi, Romania at the end of june 2019. The team was working on the sustainability strategy in particular, but also discussing multiplier events, C2 training in Norway and administrative issues for the final report.

Cutting Edge Training meeting in Padova, Italy

The CET team met in Padova on the 28th of June 2019 for the final assessment of the training materials, piloting and Multiplier events.

The external evaluator Alex Clarke was present giving her assessment of the course materials that we have developed. She stated that the materials were state of the art, comprehensive and very useful for the target group.

The project has got an extension since several multiplier events were planned for late summer. Nichola Rumsey and Thomas were attending for Triskelion.

Correct-IT staff training Stavanger

The short time blended learning course of the Correct-IT project was held in Stavanger between 27th. and 31st May 2019. Over 20 participants from Italy, Portugal, Romania, and Lithuania were participating in the training. Triskelion was the host and facilitated the training, which also included a practical part where participants were hiking to the Pulpit Rock. Lectures, reflections, group work, and case solving were used as methods.

Tartu visit

The team of the Health Innovation- implementation and impact met in Tartu, Estonia at the University of Tartu premises. Unfortunately, the SAS had a strike which prevented some of the partners, including Triskelion, from participating. Focus was to look at National Analysis and Survey – Report about the types of barriers to change encountered in healthcare and the way forward, Implementation of change – current knowledge from health organizations and patient perspective and curriculum development.

The third meeting took place in Bucharest 11 – 12 October 2018. At this meeting, the developed curriculum was presented to the partners by Triskelion and HKR. The training followed the concept of “train the trainer” which induced the developed modules together with clinical case studies. Fruitfull discussion about the curriculum took place, and that resulted in some minor adjustments to the material. Overall, everyone agreed that the material is excellent and plans for the pilot implementation was decided.

The team of the Early Care Training project, led by Mr Gareth Davies gathered in Plovdiv on the 15th of February. The focus was to set the course for finalization of training materials, pedagogical report, dissemination and implemantation.

Plovdiv- Core group meeting in CET project

The core group in Cutting Edge Training project met in Plovdiv on the 5th of April for a review of the project progress and a focus on pilot testing and feedback from partners. Multiplier events were planned and we all finished the day with a teambuilding event in our Bulgarian partners home outside Plovdiv.