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).
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
The Clinical Affairs Committee of the UEMS PRM Section focusses on Quality of Care in PRM practice.
The Clinical Affairs Committee of the UEMS Section of PRM (CAC) was set up in 2001, at the suggestion of Prof. Veronika Fialka-Moser (Austria). Its mission was to promote quality of care in PRM throughout European countries. Under the chairmanship of Prof. Bengt Sjölund (Sweden), the committee discussed different ways to achieve this ambitious goal. Without external funding, the committee decided to develop an Accreditation process for PRM Programmes of Care based on volunteering by participants and reviewers.
After several trials, the procedure has reached a mature level, step by step. This accreditation is based on a peer-review of a thorough description of a PRM Programme of Care, using a common template, which can be downloaded from this website. This template has proved to be robust and can apply to different clinical situations and is sensitive to the local context. It puts much emphasis on the medical rehabilitation care approach for the patient, from diagnosis and treatment to comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation. The rehabilitation process has to be described in the structure, goals and in the content of the programme. The organizational aspects include the manpower and equipment required by the programme. This rehabilitation template owes much to the developmental work by our past chairman Dr Georges de Korvin (France)
The e-book of the Professional Practice Committee of the Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Section of UEMS has been published.
Click here to access flip version of the e-book
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.