Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We write to inform you that the 22nd European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM 2020), is scheduled for 19th - 23th September 2020. This letter itemises the origin of that decision.

Since the WHO declared the pandemic of the COVID-19 on March 11th, and since the health of our friends and colleagues must remain our principle priority 2020,common decision of the Congress Presidents and the ESPRM Executive Committee is to postpone the 22nd European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM 2020).

In view of the huge amount of effort and resource devoted to the ESPRM 2020 Congress by the Scientific Community as well as by the corporate entities supporting the event, we feel that simply cancelling the congress is not an option. Therefore, we would like to inform you that the ESPRM 2020 Congress will now take place in Belgrade, Serbia, as anticipated, but that the dates of the event have moved to:

19th - 23th September 2020

The first work day will start on 19th of September at 8 ap. The end of the program is planned for 23th of September. We expect the original program of the meeting to be remain, and all information about it will be available soon at the website ( ).
All registrations to the Congress, as well as oral and poster presentations are automatically moved to the new dates.
We understand that this new situation is not what we originally hoped for, and be sure that all measures were taken to preserve the original dates and to organize this meeting in a safe environment, mitigating the risk of COVID-19 transmission to our participants.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to see You at ESPRM Congress in Belgrade.

Warmest regards,

President of the 22nd ESPRM 2020 Congress

President of ESPRM

ESPRM Executive Committee



We are pleased to inform you that the 5th WORLD ONLINE MASTER COURSE:
(Who, How, When and Why to treat) will be held under the auspices of the
UEMS PRM Board. UEMS PRM Board Fellows and registered trainees benefit
from 20% fee discount.


Online distance learning


In 2016, ISICO launched an annual distance-learning course, open to
participants from all over the world. The aim was to offer professionals
specialist training in the Principles and Practice of Scoliosis
Conservative Treatment (PPSCT), delivered by a faculty whose members are
among today’s leading experts in the field worldwide. In planning the
course, we drew on the decade of experience we had acquired through our
residential Master course.
The first four editions were a great success, and saw participants from
all five continents engaged in an ongoing learning process, which is
both engaging and effective.
ISICO is keen to share its extensive clinical and scientific experience
with course participants, in the hope that this will result, worldwide,
in increased availability of good quality conservative treatment with a
high success rate. During the course the ISICO experts share their
treatment protocols and treatment strategies in a practical way, through
clinical cases, but participants are also given a general overview of
the main treatment techniques, of demonstrated efficacy, used by the
leading experts around the world.

Educational goals
• To achieve the ability to provide good quality care, over time, to
patients affected by spinal deformities, especially children and
• To grasp the theoretical basis of such care
• To learn the ISICO approach to patient assessment and the treatment
decision process
• To gain a solid basic understanding of the main current treatment
• To become familiar with conservative treatments, particularly SEAS
(exercises) and SPoRT (braces), and when and how to prescribe them.

Qualification for the Course
Although the PPSCT course was initially designed for physicians to
address their need for a comprehensive overview of the state of the art
in the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis, its content may also be of
interest to other professionals involved in the treatment of this
condition. We therefore also accept applications from physiotherapists,
orthotists, PhD students, and so on. All applicants must be aware that
the various learning activities are based on the assumption that course
participating have a medical background.
The course organizers apply a grading process whereby points are
assigned on the basis of active participation in the discussion group
and live sessions. There is a minimum number of points that participants
must obtain in order to receive the Attendance Certificate.
Those receiving this requisite number of points are also entitled to
take the Final PPSCT Examination and, if they pass it, will be awarded
the PPSCT Certificate relevant to their profession.

Course organization
The PPSCT course is entirely delivered online, through the dedicated
Online Learning Platform. The course is organized in 12 Modules, each
one lasting two weeks. Each module includes three recorded theoretical
lectures (each one about 45 minutes), self-administered by the students
at a time suitable to them. Each lecture recommends 2 to 3 scientific
papers, to be read to complete the task. Each module includes
furthermore three Discussion groups where specific topics linked to the
theme of the current module are discussed to enhance the students’
participation and to improve the learning process. The students state
their opinion and support it with appropriate quotations to justify
their position and to uphold it with the colleagues. Each module ends
with an Online Live Session held by a coordinator, presenting clinical
cases selected accordingly to the module's topics and the discussion
groups. These are the only appointments which require to be connected
live at a specific date/time (every two weeks for 1 hour).

The Program Schedule
Module 1
• Introduction to the Course
• Clinical evaluation
• Radiographic evaluation
• Modern evaluatioon tools
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 30/1/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 2
• Biomechanics
• Sagittal balance
• Aetiology
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 13/2/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 3
• Natural history
• Classification and treatment approach
• Bracing evidence
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 27/2/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 4
• Modern Bracing Schools
• Boston brace
• Lyon brace
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 12/3/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 5
• Clinical Guidelines to treatment
• ART brace
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 26/3/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 6
• Therapeuthic protocols
• Rigo Cheneau Brace
• SPoRT concept – 1
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 16/4/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 7
• SpineCor Brace
• Secondary scoliosis
• SPoRT concept – 2
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 7/5/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 8
• Early Onset scoliosis
• Surgery
• SPoRT concept – 3
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 21/5/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 9
• PSSE: actual evidence
• Exercise schools
• SEAS – 1
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 4/6/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 10
• Schroth method
• Barcelona school
• SEAS – 2
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 18/6/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 11
• Adult scoliosis
• Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: evaluation and therapeuthic choices
• SEAS – 3
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 9/7/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
Module 12
• Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: conservative treatment
• Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: surgical treatment
• Mixed clinical cases
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 23/7/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time

Summer Break 23/7/2020 - 27/8/2020
• A patient perspective
Live lesson: 10/9/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
• Screening
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 24/9/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
• LBP and deformities
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 15/10/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
• Idiopathic scoliosis: psychological issues
• Discussion Groups
Live lesson: 15/10/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time
• Final exam: 15/10/2020 - 29/10/2020
Conclusion - Live lesson: 12/11/2020, 1 pm - 2 pm Rome time

General Information Duration: One year (January - October 2020)
Organizer: ISICO (Italy)
Program Director: Stefano Negrini
Contact: Gaby Engelhorn
Kind regards,
The UEMS PRM Board


Training on Biomechanics and Virtual Reality tools in the field of Stroke Rehabilitation

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Discount for UEMS-PRM Board - Online Master Course on Scoliosis Conservative Treatment

Online Master Course 2019
"Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment (PPSCT)"
Master Director: Prof. Stefano Negrini

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are proud to present the 4th Edition of our Online Master Course endorsed by the International and European Societies of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM and ISPRM) and under the auspices of the Board of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section.

We ask you herewith kindly to promote our initiative within your network and among your associates either forwarding this email or adding this text to any other communication channel you use. We truly believe that in this way you will provide a valuable service to your colleagues, since they could follow at a discounted price this totally Evidence Based practical course for physicians from their own house without travels.

Adding the code UEMS PRM Board 2019 in the submission form notes all the members of the National Societies that constitute ESPRM will have the following discounts on the official fees:
· 20% discount
· 50% discount for Lower-Middle Income Countries
· 80% discount for Low Income Countries

The Master is an annual distance-learning course for physicians from all over the world to specialize in Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment (PPSCT). Also other professionals can participate to increase their general knowledge. The Faculty include the most recognized experts in the field worldwide, including 12 past Presidents (out of 23) of world leading spinal societies international Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS). The 2019 edition will last 11 months from January to November with 12 modules and 40 lessons.

To have a clearer view of how the topics are discussed in the virtual classroom, follow this link and you'll be redirected to a "Try for free" form to watch a recorded lesson of the past edition 2018 in the Course web site at

Warm regards

Prof. Stefano Negrini, MD
- Associate Professor, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Brescia, Italy
- Scientific Director, Rovato, IRCCS Fnd Don Gnocchi ONLUS, Milan, Italy
- Scientific Director, ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute), Milan, Italy

- Director, Cochrane Rehabilitation
- Chief-Editor, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine



Online Master Course: Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment

Online registration open now for the 4th edition of the Master Course, endorsed by the international scientific societies ISPRM, ESPRM and UEMS PRM Board.

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Online course on Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, organized by the European PRM College with the scientific support of ESWT SISC of ESPRM, will start on December 1, 2018. The Course is accredited by EACCME with 24 European CME Credits.

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The course main topic is biomechanical assessment as an important tool for PRM Physicians.

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1° European R2S2
Robotic Rehabilitation Summer School
5-10 June 2017
Porto Potenza Picena (MC) - Italy

Learn as a rehabilitation professional in a rewarding educational
programme with an innovative approach taking the advantage of
a concrete perspective of employment in Robotics Rehabilitation

Promoted and organized by ESPRM - Robotic and new Technologies
Committee under the auspices of PRM-UEMS Board, Simfer and SIRN.
In cooperation with Santo Stefano Rehabilitation Group and International
Industry Society for Advanced Rehabilitation technology.

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Robotics in Rehabilitation
January to March, 2016

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fair and congress - from 14. to 17. October 2015

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ESPRM 2015

20th European Congress of Physical and © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine will take place from 23 to 28 April 2016, in Lisbon, Portugal

EULAR Congress 09. – 14.06.2015. / Rome

Travel offer


11th Mediterranean Congress of PRM -
Physical and © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine,
Alexandria, Egypt, 1 - 4 October 2015

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9th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

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11 October 2014. Belgrade, Sava Center, Hall 2

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Symposium with international participation
Third memorial symposium „Petar Arezina“


Time and Place: October 20th 2014, Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art
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8th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation

EULAR 2014.
PARIS, 11 - 14.06.2014

The second memorial symposium, "Peter Arezina"

09.November 2012, Belgrade, Conference Hall of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Important world congresses and meetings

Congresses on:
• Stroke
• Neurology
• Neurorehab
• Spine
• Brain Injury
• Osteoporosis


Science / Art in Physical / Reahbilitation Medicine

Thessaloniki, Greece, 28th Ma
y - 1st June 2012

2011, 2013
6th ISPRM World Congress - June, 12 - 15, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico
7th Congress June 2013 Bejing, China

• World Congress on Osteoporosis, 5-8 May, Venice, Italy, visit

• 17th European Congress on physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 23 - 27 May 2010, Venice, Italy

17th European Congress of PRM
Lido di Venezia, 23-27 May 2010
Palazzo del Casinò


We remind you that the Deadline for sending the Abstracts (

and for Early registration fees is 28/02/2010

For any further information please visit


• 20th Anniversary of the International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN), March 9-13, Palacio de las Convenciones, La Habana, Cuba. Contact . Visit
• First World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care Location: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Orlando, Florida Date: March 15-18. Info:
• 9th European Congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, 19-21 March, Athens, Greece, visit
• 5th ISPRM World Congress - June 13 - 17, 2009, Istanbul, Turska

• Association of Academic Physiatrists - AAP 2008 Annual Educational Conference, February 19-23, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA. Visit:
• 18th Annual Convention of the Philippine Academy of © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, February 20-22, Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. Contact: Ms. Lianavida Asuquue-Talvo at
• NeuroRehabana2008 conference, March 10-14, Havana, Cuba Visit
• 6th edition of Dubai International Rehabilitation Forum - REHAB Dubai 2008. 10-12 March, Dubai international Exhibition Center – Visit:
• 42nd Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (81.75 CME credits) of Baylor College of Medicine / The University of Texas Medical School at Houston PM&R Alliance, March 29 – April 6, 2008, Marriott Medical Center Hotel, Houston, Texas. Info: .
• 5th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities, S.O.S.O.R.T. 2008, April 3 – 5 Eugenidou Foundation, Athens-Greece. Visit: .
• European Congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, 9-12 April, Istanbul, Turkey. Visit
American Academy of Neurology 60th Annual Meeting, April 12-19, 2008,Chicago, IL
• 20th Annual Kessler Medical Rehab Research & Education Centre (KMRREC) PM&R Review Course, 24 April – 2 May, West Orange, NJ, USA. Visit www.kmrrec.orgon , Portugal – visit
• XIX Argentine Congress of Physical © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SAMFIR), 23 - 25 April, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visit:
• People at work, managing complexity - combined Conference of the Australasian Faculty of © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 6-11 May, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia. Visit
• XVII European Stroke Conference, 13-16 May, Nice, France – info to follow
• Otoneurolgía y Rehabilitación Vestibular,14-16 Mayo, British Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay: Info
Hotel Presidente Intercontinental, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México – Info:
• First Asia and Oceania Congress of Physical and © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (AOSPRM), May 15 - 19, 2008, Beijing, China, info:  
• International conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, 21-24 May, World Trade Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Visit
• 13th International Pain Clinic Congress - WSPC2008, 29 May -1 June 1, 2008, Seoul, Korea. Visit
• 7th Combined Congress of the Spine and Paediatric Orthopaedic Sections (APAO), 4-7 June, Jeju Island, Korea. Visit
• 3rd Course on Knee Arthroplasty (Lyon Course), 13-15 June, Brugge, Belgium – visit
• United Cerebral Palsy Annual Conference June 19-21, 2008,Hyatt Regency,Washington, DC, USA
• 1st Herzogenaurach Dysphagia Conference, 4-5 July, m&I Fachklinik, Herzogenaurach/Germany. Visit
• 24th Annual Congress of the Colombian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, August 13-16, Medellin, Colombia – Visit or Contact:
• 1st World Congress on Pain, 17-22 August, Glasgow, Scotland – visit
• Two week Training of Trainers in CBR programme in 25 August - 5 September, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands. Contact Huib Cornielje
• Virtual Rehabilitation 2008, 25-27 August, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, Canada.
Visit: .
• 47th Annual Meeting of ISCos, 29 August-3 September, Durban, South-Africa. Visit
• 17th Annual Meeting of European Society of Movement Anaylsis for Adults and Children (ESMAC) 8-13 September, Antalya Turkey. Contact: Gunes Yavuzer. Visit:
• American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, September 17-20, 2008,Hyatt Regency Atlanta Atlanta, GA, USA
• European Congress on Shoulder Surgery – SECEC 2008, 18-20 September 2008, Brugge, Belgium – visit
• 4-week International Course in Management of Disability and Rehabilitation. 15 September - 10 October. The Netherlands. Visit:
• 7th Mediterranean Congress of Physical and © The Serbian Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 18 - 21 September 2008, Portorose, Slovenia - Contact: Prof. Crt Marincek  – visit:
• European Congress on Surgery of the Elbow and the Shoulder– SECEC 2008, 18-20 September 2008, Brugge, Belgium – visit
• 5th Regional Central European Conference of the Int Soc for Prosthetics & Orthotics, 19-21 September 2008, Pontrose, Slovenia – visit
• 5th World Congress on Neurorehabilitation (WFNR). 24-27 September, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, contact
• 6th World Stroke Congress, 24-27 September, Vienna, Austria, Visit:
• ACRM-ASNR Joint Conference October 15-19, 2008,Delta Chelsea Hotel Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• 70th Annual Assembly of the AAPMR, 20-23 November 2008, San Diego, USA –
• World Congress on Osteoporosis, 3-7 December, Bangkok, Thailand, visit

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