Committees and Task Forces

Are you interested in joining an ISPRM Committee or Task Force?

To become a member of an ISPRM Committee or Task Force, you need to have an active ISPRM membership; make sure your your membership is up to date here: https://isprm.multiregistration.com/ before you send in your application form.

You can join up to 2 Committees or Task Forces.

Please fill out the application form (available to download as a Word file here or as a PDF here) and send the form to the appropriate Committee Chair(s) with isprmoffice@kenes.com in copy.

    Awards and Nominating Committee Learn More

  • Jorge Lains Chair (Immediate Past President)
  • Toyoko Asami Member (Asia-Oceania)
  • John Chae Member (Americas)
  • Jianan Li Member (Asia-Oceania)
  • Xanthi Michail Member (Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa)
  • Carolina Schiappacasse Member (Americas)
  • Alain Yelnik Member (Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa)

    International Education and Development Fund Board of Trustees

  • Jorge Lains Chair (Immediate Past President)
  • Walter Frontera Member (President)
  • Leonard Li Member (President-Elect)
  • John Olver Member
  • Marta Imamura Member

    Congress Scientific Committee Learn More

    Congress Scientific Committee

    the purpose of the Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) is to ensure a smooth and continuous organisation and planning of ISPRM international congresses.

    Read the Congress Scientific Committee operational guidelines >>

  • 2019 World Congress Kobe
  • William Micheo Americas - Member
  • Federico Montero Americas - Member
  • Carolina Schiappacasse Americas - Member
  • Moon Suk Bang Asia & Oceania - Member
  • Ian Cameron Asia & Oceania - Member
  • Jianan Li Asia & Oceania - Member
  • Gulseren Akyuz Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa - Member
  • Jolanta Kujawa Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa - Member
  • Guy Vanderstraeten Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa - Member
  • Gerard Francisco Chair CSC - ISPRM 2020 World Congress Orlando - Ex-officio
  • Isabelle Laffont Chair CSC - ISPRM 2018 World Congress Paris - Ex-officio
  • Naomi Lynn Gerber Chair CSC - ISPRM 2017 World Congress Buenos Aires - Ex-officio
  • Julia Patrick Engkasan Chair CSC - ISPRM 2016 World Congress Kuala Lumpur - Ex-officio
  • Walter Frontera ISPRM President - Ex-officio
  • Leonard Li President Elect - Ex-officio
  • 2020 World Congress Orlando
  • Moon Suk Bang Asia & Oceania - Member
  • Ian Cameron Asia & Oceania - Member
  • Simon Tang Asia & Oceania - Member
  • Federico Montero Americas
  • Carolina Schiappacasse Americas
  • Larry Robinson Americas
  • Guy Vanderstraeten Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa
  • Jolanta Kujawa Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa
  • Milica Lazovic Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa
  • João Pinheiro Chair CSC - ISPRM 2021 World Congress Lisbon- Ex-officio
  • Eiichi Saitoh Chair CSC - ISPRM 2019 World Congress Kobe - Ex-officio
  • Isabelle Laffont Chair CSC - ISPRM 2018 World Congress Paris - Ex-officio
  • Naomi Lynn Gerber Chair CSC - ISPRM 2017 World Congress Buenos Aires - Ex-officio
  • Walter Frontera ISPRM President - Ex-officio
  • Leonard Li President Elect - Ex-officio

    Education Committee Learn More

    Education Committee

    Objectives

    The Education Committee composed of a chairman and five regular members of the Society with wide geographic representation, shall promote excellence in physical medicine and rehabilitation teaching and training of professions, and is charged with the dissemination of information on education relating to Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. The Education Committee will stimulate and evaluate research in the field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, coordinate the scientific publications emanating from ISPRM and promote collaborative research projects between two or more research groups located in different countries.  The members-only educational area within the isprm.org website will provide lists of literature, a list of training opportunities, and updated scientific information in the field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

    Click here to read Education committee operational guidelines

  • Rochelle Dy Chair 2017-2020
  • Eleftheria Antaniadou
  • Maria Gabriella Ceravolo
  • Andrew Cole
  • Mooyeon Oh-Park
  • Farzaneh Torkan
  • Francesca Gimigliano PC liaison
  • Nobuhiko Haga
  • Der-Sheng Han
  • Elena Ilieva
  • Heakyung Kim
  • Lydia Abdul Latif
  • Henry Lew Past Chair
  • Sheng Li
  • Xiao Lu
  • Eric Morrison
  • Vu Nguyen
  • Levent Ozcakar
  • Atul Patel
  • Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga
  • Vishwa Raj
  • Sayed Mansoor Rayegani
  • Reynaldo Rey-Matias Vice-Chair
  • Anton Wicker
  • Alain Yelnik
  • Mauro Zampolini

    International Exchange Committee (IEC) Learn More

    International Exchange Committee (IEC)

    Click here to read the International Exchange Committee Operational guidelines >

    Listings of worldwide participating host healthcare facilities for voluntary observership rotations have been established and can be found in the members section of the website.

  • Moon Suk Bang Chair 2018-2020
  • Chulhyun Ahn Member
  • Maria Amparo Martinez Assucena Continental Director for Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Africa
  • Giampaolo de Sena Vice Chair
  • Calogero Foti Member
  • Dongfeng Huang Continental Director for Asia-Oceania
  • Arthur Jimenez Member
  • Leonard Li PC liaison
  • Bryan O'Young Past Chair, Continental Director for the Americas
  • Reynaldo Rey-Matias Member
  • Antonio Stecco Member
  • Areerat Suputtitada Member
  • Mark Young Member

    Publications and Communications Committee Learn More

  • André Thevenon Chair 2017-2020 - News & Views Chair
  • Sheng Bi Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Kristian Borg Member - Journal subcommittee
  • David Burke Chair Website subcommittee
  • Di Cui Member - N&V subcommittee
  • Franco Franchignoni Chair - Journal subcommittee
  • Gerard Francisco Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Walter Frontera PC liaison
  • Andy Haig Member - N&V subcommittee
  • Nitin Jain Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Deog Young Kim Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Jolanta Kujawa Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Jianan Li Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Leonard Li Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Stefano Negrini Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Levent Özcakar Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Dominic Perennou Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Seyed Mansoor Rayegani Member - N&V subcommittee
  • Marcelo Riberto Member - Journal subcommittee
  • Mark Young Member - Social network subcommittee
  • Mauro Zampolini Member - Website subcommittee

    WHO Liaison Committee Learn More

    WHO Liaison Committee

    Objectives

    The objectives of the ISPRM-WHO Liaison Committee are to:

    1. Provide input to the WHO on the issues it addresses that are of interest to the ISPRM, and

    2. Present to the WHO any additional issues the ISPRM believes should be considered by the WHO

    Read the ISPRM-WHO Liaison – New task descriptions > (2 Dec 2016)

  • Carlotte Kiekens Chair 2018-2020, Designated technical officer WHO
  • Christoph Gutenbrunner Member, Past Chair
  • Alessandro Giustini
  • Boya Nugraha Secretary general
  • Gerold Stucki Advisor Council of Past Presidents
  • Walter Frontera PC liaison - WHO Focal point

    USPRM Task Force

  • Levent Özçakar Chair
  • Nuray Akkaya Member
  • Ke-Vin Chang Member
  • Wen-Shiang Chen Member
  • Murat Kara Member
  • Dong Rak Kwon Member
  • Henry Lew Member
  • Gi-Young Park Member
  • Chueh-Hung Wu Member