A Brief History
The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Youth Forum (ISPRM-WYF) is an official task force of ISPRM that represents PMR youth all over the world. It was founded by Manoj Poudel and Alessandro de Sire, under the leadership of Professor Walter Frontera and Professor Francesca Gimigliano, in June 2019 in Kobe, Japan, during the ISPRM 2019 World Congress.
The structure of the forum consists of a Central Board under which the Country Ambassadors and General Members work. Currently there are 12 members in the central board, coordinating 9 sub-areas of ISPRM: Oceania, Central & East Asia, Southern & South East Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, Europe, and The Americas (South, Middle, & North). The Central Board has already recruited approximately 40 Country Ambassadors from various countries.
The ISPRM-WYF Task Force holds its annual assembly at the ISPRM World Congress and also meets on an online platform every six months under the supervision of the President of ISPRM. During the ISPRM World Congress, the Task Force, in coordination with the youth of the local organizing committee organizes youth related academic, scholarly and social activities/events.
This has been a great opportunity for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) young specialists, residents, and medical students to build networking opportunities, and to exchange knowledge, ideas and information.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the task force played a leading role to successfully convene the ISPRM Webinar Series, a series of 10 virtual lectures which were attended by PRM related professionals and youths from over 100 countries around the world. The task force aims to increase awareness of PRM globally, enhance international collaboration amongst PRM junior specialists, residents, aspirant medical students, improving leadership skills, educational strategies and initiate scholarly activities.
📣 Positions Available!
ISPRM World Youth Forum is looking for candidates to represent on its Central Board in the following positions:
1. Medical students' representative - 1 (must be a current medical student with a future plan to join PRM residency)
2. Person living with disability - The Criteria of Inclusion
2. PRM residents/fellows, or
3. PRM aspirant medical students
The documents to be submitted are:
CV of the candidate, Motivational letter of the candidate, and Official letter of recommendation from national society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
For more information visit the ISPRM WYF Page