ISSUE 43, August 2019
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Official newsletter of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Connecting People, Changing the World
isprm2020 submit abstractDon’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
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).
Submit NOW!
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!
I Want to Volunteer !
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
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ISPRM Committee Updates

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!
ISPRM Core Curriculum Draft

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. 

Learn More
 Research Study

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.
Take Survey!
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For instructions on how to become an active ISPRM member please refer to our guide. CLICK HERE.

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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