Welcome Message from the President of the ECPRM 2016
Dear colleagues, dear friends,
As President of the 20th European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016, organized by the European Society PRM (ESPRM) and the Portuguese Society PRM (SPMFR), it is my privilege and honor to invite you to join us in Estoril-Lisbon for this important scientific event on PRM.
The meeting will take place from 23 to 28 April 2016 at Estoril Congress Center, and it will be the first European Congress organized in accordance with the new rules and regulations of the ECPRM.
We are working hard to organize an outstanding scientific and educational congress, respecting the ESPRM standards and the rules for the ECPRM, to facilitate the spread and exchange of knowledge, skills and attitudes, between experts, researchers, clinicians and trainees, and aiming to continue developing the ESPRM and PRM in Europe.
The 20th European PRM congress will cover the ECPRM themes: pathologies (ICD), body functions and activities, environmental and personal factors and quality of life (ICF), health interventions (ICHI) and PRM health accounts (ICHA). We wish to organize a very didactic congress giving emphasis on workshops, “meet” the experts and hands on demonstrations.
We will do our best for having the active participation of the most prestigious European/International professionals with clinical expertise and scientific recognition.
The UEMS-PRM Section and Board, the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Board of the ESPRM will have a very active role in the scientific program. The National Societies from Europe, the ISPRM and other international PRM Organizations will also be called to collaborate. We will request the help of the colleagues that organized the previous ECPRM.
Prominent groups, civil associations and NGOs working on behalf of people with disabilities, will participate in this congress to help analyze models of care, and help develop a more universal approach to the comprehensive rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities.
The social program is also being carefully planned. You will feel warmly received in Portugal and by the Portuguese in this unforgettable congress!
I look forward to meeting you in Estoril-Lisbon.
Jorge Lains, MD
President of the 20th European Congress PRM