Official newsletter of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Connecting People, Changing the World
Don’t miss this chance to submit an abstract for the ISPRM 2020 World Congress in
Orlando, Florida, USA. Present your work to the best and brightest in rehabilitation medicine, opening endless opportunities for collaboration, mentorship and career
growth. 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.
Your submission must be received by Thursday, September 17, 2019 at 11:59pm (ET).
Make Connections That Matter Exhibit, Sponsor, and Advertise at ISPRM 2020
The world’s most influential leaders and rising stars in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) will come together for the ISPRM 2020 World Congress. Aligning your brand with ISPRM 2020 is a guaranteed way for you to develop a reputation for your organization within and outside of the USA. Placements will fill quickly, so contact us today to learn more about exhibit space and custom sponsorships.
Volunteer to be an Abstract Reviewer
Want to be the first to know the latest PM&R research and help us identify the most cutting-edge ones? Help us select the research studies, case reports and scientific papers for presentation at ISPRM 2020. Choose your topic of expertise and determine status of acceptance for each assigned abstract. We’re expecting a record number of submissions, so we need your help!
Spinal Cord Injury Day, 5 September 2019 by Dr Jean-Gabriel Previnaire
Since its inception on 5th September 2016, the ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ has been meeting an increasing success around the world, under different slogans: ‘Yes We Can’ in 2017 and ‘Stop Spinal Cord Injury’ in 2018.
This year, the focus will be on recreational activities, with the slogan ‘Living Life to the Fullest’. Positive approaches to promoting health are important for people with spinal cord injury. READ MORE
ISPRM Education Committee on the Development of PRM Core curriculum
In the June edition of N&V, the education committee posted the document on PRM Core Curriculum and Competency, and invited members to review and participate in a brief survey. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide their responses and invaluable feedback! Thus far, there are 84 responses, representing 40 countries across the globe. > READ FULL REPORT <
There is also a rich collection of comments, suggestions and perspectives, which the subcommittee will definitely be using to help shape the final document. We aim to complete this by November 2019. So stay tuned!
A message from The Lancet
6 months ago today, The Lancet published #LancetWomen a theme issue on women in science, medicine, and global health. The theme issue raised concerns about systemic gender bias impeding the advancement of, and equity for, women within these fields. We called for urgent action to create institutional change. Specifically, we acknowledged that women, people of colour, and colleagues from the Global South are vastly under-represented in author, reviewer, and editorial positions across all scientific and medical journals.
In a Comment signed on behalf of The Lancet Group, we update on our progress on improving the representation of women scientists and clinicians on our journals’ editorial advisory boards. To introduce the pledge and policy, the Lancet Group has updated all instructions and communications to authors and reviewers to include the Group’s preference for diversity.
The commitments go beyond our Editorial work, The Lancet’s Marketing and Communications teams will implement the no all-male panel policy in media briefings and co-sponsored events and conferences.
The AOSpine Knowledge Forum Spinal Cord Injury (KF SCI) is leading an international, multi-disciplinary consensus (‘Delphi’) process, to improve research efficiency in degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). This project, entitled RECODE-DCM, aims to define the research priorities for DCM, develop a minimum dataset for DCM clinical studies, and agree on the definition of DCM, ultimately to improve efficient use of healthcare resources devoted to this common spinal condition. It starts with a survey.