4 May 2007
The 1st annual Assembly of Delegates and 3rd Congress of ESCIF took place from 18 April – 20 April 2007 at the Manfred Sauer Foundation in Lobbach near Heidelberg.
Delegates from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherland, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland took part.
Following the Delegates arrival on Wednesday 18th April 2007 a welcome was given Daniel Joggi, President of ESCIF and by Manfred Sauer, founder of the Manfred Sauer Foundation. The Delegates then relaxed and enjoyed an evening meal prepared by the excellent restaurant in the centre and sampled the beer produced by the centre’s own brewery!
On Thursday a presentation and discussion of Nutrition, creativity and awareness of the body was given by Kevin Schultes of the Manfred Sauer Foundation. The delegates had the opportunity to look around the “excellent” facility that was opened in 2006. The centre was financed by the Foundation and is designed to offer physical and psychological rehabilitation to people recovering from the trauma of a serious accident or illness. Personnel from the centre will present some of the ideas and practices that guide their work.
The 1st Assembly of Delegates then completed important ESCIF business. The Delegates approved the minutes of the founding ESCIF meeting, approved of the annual report, approved of the accounts and Auditors report, they elected Winnifred Bokma-de Moes (Netherlands) to the Executive after the Resignation of Esther Peris (Spain), elected the Auditors, approved the 2007 budget and admitted new members. A more detailed report will be posted about this on the ESCIF web-site soon.
The Friday morning was spent discussing the results of the information-gathering project on acute care and primary rehabilitation by Jane Horsewell, Vice-President of ESCIF. This was very successful and a more detailed report will be posted about this on the ESCIF web-site soon. Daniel Joggi formally closed the Congress and then a sight-seeing trip to Heidelberg was enjoyed by some of the Delegates.
ESCIF would like to thank the warm and friendly hospitality extended to the Delegates and members of ESCIF by the Manfred Sauer Foundation. More information about the Manfred Sauer Foundation can be found on www.manfredsauer.co.uk
Next years Assembly and Annual Congress will be held in Croatia. We look forward to seeing you then!