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If there’s any event to attend in 2020, this is it. ISPRM 2020 will bring together the best and brightest physiatry and rehabilitation experts, poised to share their work and network with peers from over 50 countries. Will you be there?
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Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts
Do you have high-impact results of a new research study or case report? Take advantage of this final opportunity to build an international reputation for your expertise at ISPRM 2020! Submit late-breaking abstracts by November 5, 2019.
A Message from Mark Lissens, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Assembly of Individual Members (AIM).
I became active in PRM in 1986, so more than 30 years ago.
Being a member since 1988 of the International Rehabilitation Medicine Association (IRMA), the previous PRM society for individual members, I became in 1996 a board member of IRMA (ass. Secretary General), where we prepared together with the board of the International Federation of Physical and Medicine and Rehabilitation (IFPMR), the previous society for PRM societies, the merger and integration of IRMA and IFPMR. This merger was officially accomplished in Washington D.C. on 13 November, 1999, when I became a founding member and first President’s Cabinet member as the ISPRM treasurer for five years, until 2004. Ever since, I am a member of the ISPRM Assembly of delegates and of the Assembly of Individual Members (AIM)...READ MORE
On August 27, 2019, in Bologna, Italy, the WHO, the European Commission, end user representing organizations, service providers, professional organizations, industry and academic institutions from different parts of the world discussed strategies to unlock human potential by making assistive technology (AT) largely available and accessible at the global and local levels. The meeting ended with the presentation of “The Bologna Declaration"...READ MORE.
which includes more than 100 disability strategies/actions plans and aims at facilitating knowledge sharing and identification of good practices in disability-inclusive development and the promotion of the rights for persons with disabilities.
The page is available at: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/strategies.html
If you know of any national disability strategies or actions plans not yet reflected in this webpage, please notify them!
ISPRM at the 70th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific Regional Office
Dr. Filipinas Ganchoon, represented ISPRM at the session in Manila, Philippines, 7-11 October, 2019. The issues discussed were the following: Protecting Children from the harmful impact of food marketing and address child obesity, Health for Poverty Reduction, Ageing and Health, Tobacco control and how to address the harmful impact electronic nicotine delivery systems...READ MORE.
ISPRM at the 66th Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, in Tehran
Dr. S. Mansoor Rayegani, represented the ISPRM at the Sixth-six Session of the WHO Regional Committee for for the Eastern Mediterranean, in Tehran, 14-17 October 2019. During this event the ISPRM presented a statement on Agenda item 3(e) “Accelerating regional implementation of the Political Declaration of the Third United Nations High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases, 2018”
Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and The CBR Africa Network (CAN)
CBR Africa Network (CAN) is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation that facilitates information sharing on disability, CBR/CBID and inclusive development within Africa and across the World. It is the African regional affiliate of the CBR Global Network. CAN’s niche is information sharing to facilitate learning and improvement in service delivery for PWDs; and it is a key tool for inclusive development.
Physicians, nurses, NPs, PTs and other disciplines treating cardiac inpatients are invited to take a free online module on promoting your patient participation in cardiac rehab.
The brief course outlines the nature and benefits of CR, as well as specifies which patients should be referred. Most importantly, it conveys how you can provide strong, positive endorsement for your patients to participate in CR at the bedside (point-of-care checklist provided within the course for you to download as well). By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Understand the nature and benefits of CR participation
Recognize patients who are indicated for CR and should be encouraged to enroll
Convey key CR information to your indicated patients and strong endorsement to participate
Direct Link to Course: http://tiny.cc/PromotingCReLearning This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. You may claim a maximum of .5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).