In Memoriam of Prof. Alex Chantraine


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of Prof Alex Chantraine, honorary professor at the University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine.

He dedicated most of his life to the scientific advancement of PRM discipline, acting as President of the UEMS section for PRM from 1994 to 1998 and afterwards, as President of the European Board of PRM from 1998 to 2000. From 1999 he was the chairman for the certification of training centers / site visits.

We will always remember his kind attitude and his struggle to promote rehabilitation quality in Europe.

Our sincere condolences and all our sympathy go to his family in these moments of mourning and sadness.

Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment (PPSCT)

Online Master Course endorsed by UEMS PRM Board

"Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment (PPSCT)"

Master Director: Prof. Stefano Negrini

Registration is open for the 3rd Edition of the annual distance-learning course, open to participants from all over the world, to specialize professionals in Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment (PPSCT), with the participation of a Faculty whose members are actually considered as the most recognized experts in the field worldwide. The 2018 edition will last 10 months from February to November.

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 current edition 2017. 

20% discount  for UEMS PRM Board fellows adding the code UEMS 2017 in the submission form notes.

50% discount  for residents in PRM, proving their status with the proper documents.

In memoriam of Prof. Carlo Bertolini


Dear colleagues,

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected and untimely passing away of Prof Carlo Bertolini.

He has been one of the main supporters of PRM discipline in Italy and Europe. He actively contributed to the activities of the different European PRM bodies, and especially to the development of the PRM Board, that he presided in the years 1996-1997-1998. With him we lose a part of our history as PRM physicians.

We will all miss his wisdom, kindness and far-sightedness. Most of us will miss a mentor and a friend.

Dear Carlo, you will always have a room in our heart.

Prof. M.G. Ceravolo,
President of the UEMS PRM Board

UEMS PRM Section & Board Assembly



The meeting of the UEMS PRM Section & Board will be hosted in Prague, from 25 to 27 August 2016. More than 60 delegates from UEMS member countries are expected to attend the workshops and assemblies.

Thursday 25 August: Plenary Session

Friday 26 August: Board, Clinical Affairs & Professional Practice Committee Workshops

Saturday 27 August: General Assembly.



The 25th Board Anniversary

The UEMS PRM Board Celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special ceremony at the 20th ESPRM Congress in Estoril. The Board history and activities were presented and awards were offered to the best presentations by PRM trainees and young PRM doctors. It was announced that on the occasion of the anniversary, the Board offers reduced certification fees for 2016.






Welcome to UEMS PRM Section and Board

This is the official website of the UEMS PRM Section and Board. You will find here all updated information about the activities of the Board and the Section's Committees:

  • European Board of PRM: Education (initial teaching and training, CME/CPD, accreditation of European PRM teaching and training events). President: Prof. Maria Gabriella Ceravolo (Italy).
  • Clinical Affairs Committee: Quality of Care, based on the concept of PRM Programmes of Care. Chairman: Dr. Mark Delargy (Ireland).
  • Professional Practice: Fields of Competence. Chairman: Prof. Enrique Varela Donoso (Spain).

Registration for PRM Trainees

Trainees in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine can register with the European PRM Board of UEMS from the first year of their training. Registration is free and is submitted online.

The Board encourages trainees to register and benefit from special privileges including free or low cost teaching programmes, the dedicated newsletter and free educational material.

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