ISSUE 42, July 2019
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Official newsletter of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Connecting People, Changing the World
Do you want to build your reputation, collaborations and network with an international audience of over 3,000 rehabilitation professionals? Time is running out to submit your cutting-edge research studies, case reports and/or scientific papers for presentation at ISPRM 2020! Accepted abstracts will be showcased at Poster Gallery receptions, online, and in the Journal of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Your work may even end up in our awards ceremony or the news.
Deadline to Submit: September 19, 2019
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Help us select the best papers and posters for presentation at ISPRM 2020. Sign up for your topic of expertise to determine status of acceptance for each assigned abstract.
The European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) 2019 conference took place in Paris between the 23th and the 25th of May. The motto of the conference was “Innovation for participation” with a clear aim of the organizing committee to emphasize the association of these two “hot” topics.
This conference went beyond the expectations, met perfectly the EACD politics and the initial spirit wished by the organization committee. READ MORE
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ISPRM has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two sister organizations that share the same vision and commitment to advancing the field of physical and rehabilitation medicine.  With the WHO Rehab 2030 event in Geneva as background, ISPRM’s president Walter Frontera signed an MoU with Prof. Friedbert Kohler, president of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and another MoU with Professor Stefano Negrini, Director of Cochrane Rehabilitation (CR)
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ISPRM Committee Updates
The Second Global Rehabilitation 2030 Meeting took place at the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters in Geneva July 8-9 2019. 
This meeting was a follow up to the meeting held in February 2017 where the “Rehabilitation 2030: a call for action” initiative was launched. READ MORE

ISPRM is a non-State actor of WHO and was as such represented by its President Walter Frontera, Secretary Peter Lim, ISPRM-WHO Liaison committee chair Carlotte Kiekens, Education committee chair Rochelle Dy, International Exchange committee chair Moon Suk Bang, ICSO-R working group chair Christoph Gutenbrunner, Capacity building working group chair Wouter De Groote, and ICF Implementation working group chair Masahiko Mukaino. Furthermore two of our past presidents were present: Gerold Stucki and Linamara Battistella, as well as several other ISPRM members from different continents.
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Twenty five country representatives from World Health Organization (WHO) member states met in Diamond Hotel, Manila, Philippines for a three day WHO Workshop-Meeting  last June 18-20, 2019.
The group discussed the planning and monitoring of the Western Pacific implementation of the Regional Framework on Rehabilitation. Dr. Filipinas Ganchoon  represented PARM and ISPRM DRC in the said meeting...READ MORE
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Research Study iconResearch Study
RECODE-DCM is an international, multi-disciplinary consensus project led by AOSpine and the University of Cambridge.

The study aims to define the research priorities, establish a minimum dataset and agree on the definition of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). The overall aim is to improve the efficiency of DCM research.
All participants can register to be acknowledged as collaborators on RECODE-DCM publications.
Participation in the study survey is via the following link:

More information can be found on the study website: Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Olesja Hazenbiller, AOSpine KF SCI Project Manager, who can provide RECODE-DCM HTML and EML email adverts for you to distribute.
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Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter

The Newsletter contains an update on the Cochrane Rehabilitation activities, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and blogshots of rehabilitation interest.
Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter Issue 20| May 2019 >>
Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter Issue 21| June 2019 >>
Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter Issue 22| July 201>>

Upcoming events 

Stay up-to-date about PRM events throughout the year  
The following events will take place in the coming months:


ISCoS 2019
 5 - 7 November 2019, Nice, France


► 2019 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 4th Annual Scientific Meeting
20 - 23 October 2019, Adelaide, South Australia

► World Musculus 2019
October 10th, 11th, 12th, Armenia (Quindio), Colombia

The 4th Annual MENA Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Congress
 31 October - 2 November 2019, Dubai, UAE

14th ISPRM World Congress - ISPRM 2020
 4-9 March 2020, Orlando, USA

If you want to have your upcoming event listed here as well, contact us through

Future ISPRM World Congresses

14th ISPRM World Congress - ISPRM 2020
4-9 March, Orlando, USA

15th ISPRM World Congress - ISPRM 2021
16-19 May, Lisbon, Portugal

16th ISPRM World Congress - ISPRM 2022
Sydney, Australia

17th ISPRM World Congress - ISPRM 2023
Cartagena, Colombia
Chair of the News & Views sub-committee: Di Cui

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