Welcome to our webpage of Mediterrenanean Forum of Rehabilitation Medicine (MFPRM)! MFPRM has been founded in 1994 with the aim of unifying physiatrists working in Mediterranean countries.  Right now, we have 29 countries as members. Since the first congress in 1996, a total of 12 congresses were held biannually, and each year, an educational summer school is organized for young colleagues. 

Our Mission and Goals:
1. To be the scientific Mediterranean body for physicians working in 3 Continents, Europe, Asia, and Africa, around or with close vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea, in the fields of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
2. To facilitate Mediterranean exchange regarding different aspects of Rehabilitation research, multicenter trials, national and Mediterranean projects, meetings and congresses.
3. To organize a biannual Mediterranean Congress of PRM in one of the countries having active members of the Forum.
4. To influence national governments, in close co-operation with the national society of P&RM, to support initiatives and co-operation in the field of teaching development of services and research in PRM. Also, to provide information to national governments about the contents and evidence-based efficacy of PRM.


Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

following the success of the 15th Congress of the Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (MFPRM) with over 600 participants from 51 countries and 5 continents, we are slowly turning toward our next MFPRM Congress.

The 16th MFPRM Congress will take place in from September 18-21st September 2025 in Šibenik, Croatia.

All of us in the MFPRM Executive committee have few challenges ahead – to define both organizing and scientific committee, to prepare quality scientific programme, to organize interactive panels and workshops gathering high quality and experienced researchers and clinicians to share their knowledge with all of us. This is important to attract even more participants and allowing us to have opportunities to interact, discuss and get to know each other - true meeting point for generations of PRM specialists.

Our interest is related to involve PRM specialists and rehabilitation teams professionals of the Mediterranean Countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa in high-quality scientific sessions.

After several hours of continuous listening and/or discussing, we would also like to invite you for some good social time as the surrounding environment of the conference venue is really beautiful and relaxing – true Mediterranean smells, sounds and beautiful nature.

We are welcoming our PRM colleagues from different countries and various professional backgrounds - academicians, clinicians, researchers, trainees - working in various PRM areas as well as other health professionals included in the rehabilitation team.

Šibenik and Croatia are looking forward to welcoming you from 18-21st September 2025.

Cheers and ciao

Prof. Calogero Foti
President of the MFPRM

Assistant Prof. Frane Grubišić
Vice-President of the MFPRM
President of the 16th MF PRM Congress

Letter from the President

Dear Physiatrists and Rehabilitation team members of the PRM MediterraneanForum,

I am pleased and honored to accept the appointment by your National Representativesas MFPRM President.

Me and the Board will dedicate our next two years to raise awareness inthe Mediterranean countries of ...

The 15th MFPRM Congress was held in Romefrom 6 to 8 July. Around 600 physiatrists from 51 countries and 5 continentsgathered in ...


Since twenty or more years ago, when Mediterranean colleagues met in international congresses or other meetings, a great enthusiasm and a friendly approach were the prominent feelings between us. We were always thinking that we must do something in the Mediterranean Basin for our speciality, something to unite us as a family, a tool to help each other, a weapon to strengthen and ....