ESPRM and RBSPRM 2016 Report


Dear President, dear Secretary, dear Delegate, dear Friend,

The Annual Congress of the Royal Belgian Society of Physical and
Rehabilitation Medicine (RBSPRM) has taken place in Leuven on
Friday, 9 and Saturday, 10 December 2016, under the presidency of Prof. Koen Peers

It was a very special edition as it was devoted to the honouring of
Prof. Guy Vanderstraeten of the University of Ghent and Prof. Jean-Michel Crielaard of the University of Liege.

These very appreciated colleagues have been important for the development of PRM in Belgium. Moreover, Prof. Guy Vanderstraeten contributed to an important extent to the PRM specialty across Europe during the last decades, and played a significant role in all European bodies.Therefore the slogan for the congress was “PRM for Life – A Life for PRM”.

Prof. Xanthi Michail, president of the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine, gave an overview of the International achievements of Prof. Guy Vanderstraeten (see attached document)

Prof. Martine De Muynck highlighted his National career

Prof. Jean-François Kaux gave the laudatio for Prof. Jean-Michel Crielaard

Prof. Alain Delarque represented ESPRM with a lecture on “ESPRM and research activities in Europe”

Dr. Carlotte Kiekens represented the EBM committee with a presentation of “Cochrane Rehabilitation”.

With our best regards

Carlotte Kiekens
ESPRM Secretary General
Fysische geneeskunde en revalidatie
Secretary General of ESPRM
Coordinator of Cochrane Rehabilitation
T. +32 16 33 87 00 F. +32 16 33 87 03
Alain Delarque
ESPRM President
T. +336 08 42 65 60


More information on ESPRM and RBSPRM 2016 Report can be found HERE