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The information about 12th Congress of MFPRM in Malta for MFPRM  website (Prepared by Dr Stephen Zammit and Dr Gulseren Akyuz)  05.12.2017


The 12th Congress of Mediterranean Forum of PRM was organized and hosted by the Malta PRM Association which was held between the 9th and 12th November 2017. The ISPRM was represented by its President Prof. Jorge Lains and by its General Secretary Dr. Francesca Gimigliano whilst the ESPRM was represented by its President elect Prof. Nicolas Christodoulou amongst others.

The Congress was very well organized with around 450 participants from 36 countries all over the world mainly from Mediterranean  and European countries but also including participation from other African countries as well as from Asia, South America and USA.
The theme of the Congress was “Rehabilitation: Evolution in practice”. Most presentations was revolved mainly around how Rehabilitaion Medicine is evolving and future perspectives of the specialty.

A big number of invited speakers was present at the Congress including top European rehabilitation speakers. There were also specially invited speakers from the USA namely Prof Ross Zafonte and Prof Jordan Green both lecturers at Harvard Medical School, Boston as well as Prof Paul Pasquina, Chief of the Rehabilitation Department of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington DC.

A Cochrane session presented by Francesca Gimigliano and Frane Grubisic was held in the pre-session of the Congress.

The detailed information of Malta MFPRM Congress is as follows:


  1. The number of participants according to the professions:

Allied Health Profession

103

Geriatricians & other doctors

14

PRM Physicians

285

Student/PRM Trainees

16

Other non-medical persons

21

Total

439



  1. The number of participants according to the countries:

Algeria

1

  Italy

68

  Serbia

38

Austria

2

  Jordan

3

  Slovenia

3

Belgium

1

  Lithuania

2

  Spain

3

Bosnia & Hercegovina

5

  Malta

149

  Sudan

1

Brazil

2

  Montenegro

8

  Switzerland

1

Bulgaria

1

  Morocco

1

  Syria

1

Croatia

13

  Nepal

1

  Serbia

38

Cyprus

3

  Netherlands

2

  Slovenia

3

Egypt

12

  Nigeria

1

  Spain

3

France

2

  Poland

2

  Sudan

1

Greece

3

  Portugal

11

  Tunisia

6

Hungary

1

  Romania

4

  Turkey

68

Ireland

2

  Russia

2

  UK

5

Israel

6  

 

  USA

5

  1. The total number of accepted oral and poster presentations:

Oral:       72
Poster:   57

  1. The total number of invited Speakers:

Invited Speakers: 19 together with 9 Executive Board invited speakers

During the Congress the new Executive Board was elected whilst Prof. Gulseren Akyuz was reelected as the President of MFPRM for another term of two years.
The new Executive Board Committee is as follows:
President: Gulseren Akyuz (Turkey)
Vice President : Hafid Meliani (Morocco)
Secretary: Milica Lazovic (Serbia)
Treasurer: Calogero Foti (Italy)
Members: Amparo Assucena (Spain), Iuly Treger (Israel), Stephen Zammit (Malta)

The next MFPRM Congress was also confirmed at Marrakech, Morocco in 2019 whilst Jordan was selected to host the Congress in 2021.

We are very excited for upcoming Congress!





Dear MFPRM Family,

As you know, we will have both 12th Congress of MFPRM and 13th Course of Euro-Mediterranean PRM Summer School in the same month.
The Congress will be held in Malta on between November 9 and 12, 2017. As we all know, we should follow the developments in technology and innovations about medicine for giving better rehabilitation facilities. In coming MFPRM Congress, the professionals working in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will share us with their experiences, and enrich our basic knowledge with uptodate information about general health and rehabilitative approaches. As the President of Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, I wish you a very successful Congress. Please visit the Congress website: http://www.prmcongress2017malta.org/

The EMRSS Course will also be done in Siracusa on between November 27 and 30, 2017. The title of the course is on "Manual Medicine in the treatment of pain of vertebral origin". The Course program and application form are here. The Course President, Prof Franco Cirillo and his team are always doing a great job. We appreciate their efforts.
We would like to announce this course to all Mediterranean Countries:
If the young PMR doctors want to attend this course, they will pay their own expenses (registration fee (€ 80.00) and stay in a hotel (€ 20,00 per person, per day in a double room), and air ticket).
The application form can be downloaded from the website: http://www.emrss.it/ENG/
After fulfilling it, you can send it to Eliana Cirillo via e-mail: elianacirillo@virgilio.it

See you in Malta and Siracusa,
Best regards,

Prof Gulseren Akyuz
President of MFPRM

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