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Institut Guttmann has, for the third consecutive time, been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) after demonstrating that it meets international standards in quality, safety and hospital management established by this prestigious US non-governmental healthcare accreditation agency.

Hospitals and healthcare centers that opt for this accreditation do so voluntarily, and include some of the most prestigious centers in the world, including the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA), Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, USA), the UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, USA), Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, USA), Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA) and the Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, USA). In Spain, five centers in addition to the Institut Guttmann have received this accreditation: University Clinic of Navarra, Costa del Sol and Benalmádena hospitals (Malaga), Vall del Nalón Hospital (Asturias) and the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona.

According to sources from the Institut Guttmann, "this shows our commitment to excellence and internationalization, in addition to the number of patients from abroad that come to receive specialized neurorehabilitation treatment each year and the numerous care and science collaboration agreements we have established with centers of excellence in neuroscience around the world."

Technical workshop on breakthroughs in neuroscience

On 25 October 2012 in Barcelona, Institut Guttmann will hold the twenty-fourth edition of their technical workshop ReModeling the brain: cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation, with the aim of teaching neurorehabilitation professionals about breakthroughs that can give them a competitive advantage in establishing new care and rehabilitation-services models for patients with cognitive deficits.

The topics covered will range from new paradigms in neuroscience, to cognitive telerehabilitation platforms, to non-invasive cerebral stimulation techniques. In addition to contributing their own experience, Institut Guttmann has invited some of the most noteworthy international scientists in this field, including Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, who trained and collaborates with Alexander Luria (considered the founder of neuropsychology and one of the pioneers in using ICT for neuropsychological rehabilitation and clinical stimulation), and current professor of Neurology at the New York University School of Medicine and director of the East-West Science and Education Foundation; Dr. Andrew Bateman, director of Research for the Oliver Zangwill Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; Dr. Manuel Carreiras, prestigious scientist in reading and writing acquisition and scientific director of the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language; Dr. Adam Hamphsire, research associate and adjunct professor at The Brain and Mind Institute, University of Ontario; and Dr. Álvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation.

This technical workshop, with collaboration from Once Catalunya, is part of the events to commemorate World Acquired Brain Injury Day and National Stroke Day.


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