IBITA

International Bobath Instructor Training Association

40°ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

VERONA
PALAZZO DELLA GRAN GUARDIA
28-31 August 2024

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

16,30-18,30  registration opening and welcome kit

From 19,00 Welcome party

9:00 – 17:00 IBITA EDUCATIONAL DAY

17:30 aperitif tasting offered by AIDB

9:00 – 17:00 IBITA AGM

20:00 GALA DINNER

AIDB EDUCATIONAL DAY: “Above and beyond the Stroke: the Bobath Concept Applied to Different Neurological Condition”.

9:00 – 10:00 Prof Giancarlo Comi Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele Milano : Insights and Developments on Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

10:00 – 11:00 Prof. Nir Giladi Tel Aviv University : Parkinson’s disease updates

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Prof Giuseppe Frazzitta Neurologo, Neuroriabilitatore, Pavia Parkinson’s disease: the principles of rehabilitation therapy

12:30 – 13:00 questions

13:00 – 14:00 lunch

14:00 – 15:45 presentation of two case report concerning the Bobath Concept applied to the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease by AIDB members

15:45 -16:00 concluding remarks and closing session

Registrations will be available starting March 1, 2024

More Information

If you would like more information write to: Claudia Biricolti - cbirico@gmail.com

COURSE BEFORE AND AFTER AGM

Basic Course Instructor Candidate (BCIC) Training Module – AUGUST 2024

For Basic Course Instructor Candidates and Instructors

Advanced Course Instructor-candidate Training Module – September 2024

For Advanced Course Instructor-candidates, Advanced Course Instructors, and Basic Course Instructors who have instructed a minimum of five Basic courses

Verona - Veneto - Italy

Verona is a city on the River Adige in Veneto, Italy, with 258,031 inhabitants. It is one of the seven provincial capitals of the Region, and is the largest city municipality in the region and in northeastern Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km2 and has a population of 714,310 inhabitants.

It dates from prehistoric times: a small built-up area that developed between the 4th and 3rd century BCE became a Roman municipium in the 1st century BCE after which it rose rapidly in importance. During the 5th century, Verona was occupied by the Ostrogoth Theodoric I, later by the Lombards, and in 774 by Charlemagne. In the early 12th century, it became an independent commune. It prospered under the rule of the Scaliger family and particularly under Cangrande I, falling to Venice in 1405. From 1797, it became part of the Austrian Empire and joined the Kingdom of Italy in 1866.

The core of the city consists of the Roman town nestled in the loop of the river containing one of the richest collections of Roman remains in northern Italy. Surviving remains of this era include the city gate, Porta Borsari, the remains of the Porta Leoni, the Arco dei Gavi, which was dismantled in the Napoleonic period and rebuilt next to Castelvecchio in the 1930s, the Ponte Pietra, the Roman theatre, and the Amphitheatre Arena.

The Scaligers rebuilt the walls during the Middle Ages, embracing a much larger territory in the west and another vast area on the east bank of the river. This remained the size of the city until the 20th century. The heart of Verona is the ensemble consisting of the Piazza delle Erbe (with its picturesque fruit and vegetable market) and the Piazza dei Signori, with historic buildings that include the Palazzo del Comune, Palazzo del Governo, Loggia del Consiglio, Arche Scaligere, and Domus Nova. The Piazza Bra has a number of buildings dating back to different epochs.

Verona’s surviving architecture and urban structure reflects the evolution of this fortified town over its 2,000 year history.

It is one of the main tourist destinations in Northern Italy because of its artistic heritage and several annual fairs and shows as well as the opera season in the Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheater.

In November 2000, the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

https://www.visitverona.it/en

Getting to Verona: by train, car, plane

By train

Verona is located at the intersection of the Milan – Venice (east-west) and Bologna – Brenner (north-south) railways, with frequent trains departing every hour.

The main train station is VERONA PORTA NUOVA. From here, you can quickly and easily reach city center on foot (approx. 20 minutes), by taxi, or public bus.

By car

Verona is located at the intersection of the A22 Modena-Brennero motorway, in a north-south direction, and the A4 Serenissima, in an east-west direction.

The toll road exits are VERONA EST and VERONA SUD on the A4 and VERONA NORD on the A22. To get to the Grand Guard Palace where the AGM will be the nearest exit is Verona Sud from where, continuing straight on Viale del Lavoro boulevard, you will arrive directly in the Expo area (Fiera) and continuing, in piazza Bra, the square where the Arena is.

Car parking

For private cars there are numerous restrictions on circulation and parking in the historic center (ZTL). 

In the historic center of Verona parking is paid (blue stalls). The cost is 1 or 2 euros per hour depending on the zone. The payment can be made at the columns that issue tickets to be displayed on the dashboard or through a special app.

For those coming from outside Verona and is not familiar with roads, restricted traffic zones, parking, etc., the advice is to use the covered parking adjacent to the historic center: parking Cittadella, parking Arena, parking Centro.

By plane

Connections Verona is connected with daily scheduled flights to major Italian cities and major European cities and hubs and with numerous charter flights. The airport of Verona is the VALERIO CATULLO. It is about 12 kilometers from the city center and is connected to the city by the western ring road.

Shuttle Bus

From Verona airport, the shuttle bus takes about twenty minutes to get to the Train Station Porta Nuova from where, on foot, by cab or by bus, you can reach your destinations in the city.

ACCOMODATION

Hotel Europa ***

Via Roma, 8, Verona

Hotel Torcolo **

Vicolo Listone, 3, Verona

Hotel San Luca ***

Vicolo Volto S. Luca, 8, Verona

Hotel Colomba d'Oro ****

Via Carlo Cattaneo, 10, Verona

Romeo Design Rooms ***

Via Leone Gaetano Patuzzi, 1, Verona

Hotel Giulietta e Romeo ***S

Vicolo Tre Marchetti, 3, Verona

Hotel Mastino ***

Corso Porta Nuova, 16, Verona

Corte Ristori B&B **

Via Teatro Ristori, 10, Verona

Hotel Bologna ****

Piazzetta Scalette Rubiani, 3, Verona

Hotel Milano & SPA ***

Via Tre Marchetti, 11, Verona

Boutique Hotel Trieste ***

Corso Porta Nuova, 57, Verona