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:
- The number of participants according to the professions:
Allied Health Profession
Geriatricians & other doctors
Other non-medical persons
- The number of participants according to the countries:
Bosnia & Hercegovina
- The total number of accepted oral and poster presentations:
- 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!