INTERNATIONAL EVENTS IN THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE ITALIAN SOCIETY OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE (SIMFER)
Participation of ESPRM and the other European and International PRM bodies
The 46° National Congress of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine took place in Ancona, from Sept. 20th to 23rd.
The main topics of the Congress were: Rehabilitation in Chronic Conditions; New Technologies in PRM; Role and opportunities of Rehabilitation in the Health Care Systems.
About 1000 participants attended the 45 Sessions and the 4 pre-congress courses and workshops.
During the Congress, the 60°th anniversary of the foundation of SIMFER was celebrated. During the Opening Ceremony, a special lecture was held by Xanthi Michail, President of the European Academy of PRM and past- President of ESRPM, on Rehabilitation in Europe: the last and the next 60 years
An International Session was held on Saturday, Sept. 22th, with the participation of representatives of the European an International bodies.
The session was chaired by Jorge Lains (Past President of ISPRM), Nicolas Christodoulou (Incoming President of ESPRM and Past President of the UEMS-PRM Section and Board), and Silvia Galeri (ESPRM Delegate for the Italian PRM society).
J.Lains introduced the session with an overview of the perspectives of PRM In the health care ropeansystems in the 21st Century.
In his presentation, N.Christodoulou addressed the issue of the European Training Requirements of PRM.
The new edition of the White Book of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in Europe was presented by Stefano Negrini, Editor in chief of the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and coordinator of the White Book project.
Carlotte Kiekens, former Secretary of ESPRM, and Coordinator of the Cochrane Rehabilitation Field presented on the state-of-the-art of the initiative.
The UEMS-PRM Board was represented by the Secretary Maria Gabriella Ceravolo; she presented the activities of the Euro-Mediterranean Rehabilitation Summer School “Haim Ring” on behalf of his President, Franco Cirillo, and chaired the graduation ceremony of the Italian participants to the 2018 Edition of the European PRM Board, together with N.Christodoulou.