IFOMPT Task Force on Identity and Name
Laura Finucane (Chair), Pierre Roscher (EC), Gwen Jull, Duncan Reid, Chris Mercer, Jeremy Lewis, Elaine Lonnemann, Bart Vanthillo, Aurore Mambriani, Andrei Georghiu, and Ingrid du Toit (Executive Director).
The vision of IFOMPT is to focus on supporting and influencing global change in the delivery of high-quality manual/musculoskeletal PT, leading the global community in musculoskeletal health. IFOMPT’s vision is also to support excellence in response to societal needs at the local, national, and international level. Changing the name of the organisation to reflect the broader, more holistic approaches to patient management, and the wider impact that IFOMPT members can have on population health, aligns with the strategic plan for the organisation, and will enable IFOMPT to have a wider strategic and public health influence. The proposed name change aligns to pillars number 4 (Strong and Courageous voice) and 5 (Fit for the future) of the new strategy.
To provide a detailed and robust explanation of the Executive Committee’s case for a name change for IFOMPT, aligning this case to the strategic vision of IFOMPT and positioning IFOMPT strategically within the global community we represent.
• Objective 1: Provide a rationale in support of a name change.
• Objective 2 Outline the risks and benefits for the name change.
• Objective 3: Align the recommended name change to the IFOMPT strategy.
• Objective 4: Propose a new name that maintains the current acronym and logo.
• Objective 5: Provide recommendations to the EC on actions needed to be taken in the event of a name change being accepted by the membership.
Communication and Reporting
The task force chair will be responsible for ensuring effective communication between the task force and the EC.
The task force will work remotely using email, video conferencing, online meeting platforms, or any other technology as needed to enable fair and reasonable consideration of any matters. All documents will be available to members in electronic format, information contained in documents is confidential to IFOMPT staff, the task force, and the EC.
Conflict of Interest
Members of the task force will comply with IFOMPT’s conflict of interest policy, and any other relevant policies, at all times. Members will declare any matters that may create a true or perceived conflict of interest or bias at the start of each meeting and at other times as required by policies.
Limitation on Powers
The task force cannot invite further individuals onto the task force without the specific agreement of the EC.
IFOMPT February 2021