UEMS-PRM General Assembly 23th – 24th March 2018 Kyiv Ukraine

UEMS PRM Section and Board(European Union of Medical Specialists Section of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes Section de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation, Collège Européen de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation) General Assembly was held Friday 23th – Saturday 24th March 2018 in Clinical Sanatorium "Zhovten", Stolichnoe Shosse 27 km, Kyiv, Ukraine, with the participation of 54 delegates and experts from 29 countries.

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UEMS PRM Boardworkshop included Board certification reports (of the examination of 2017, certifications by equivalence, for Senior and Life Fellows, of trainers and training centres and accreditation of scientific events), activities of Question Data Bank group, ETR (European Training Requirements) for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine submission to the UEMS Council for approval, report of CESMA, Continuing medical education through teaching programmes and educational resources (e.g. The Atlas of sonographic musculoskeletal pathologies and the e-book on PRM for medical students). The report for the ESWT online course that started in October 2018 and was completed in January 2018 was presented. A call for new courses was done. Resources in PRM were updated and are available at ebprm.eu, as well as Updates in PRM Topics. Celebration of the 25th Board examination anniversary with dedicated session are planned in Vilnius Congress, focused on the history and future of the European PRM Board examination. Editorial board for Cochrane Rehabilitation e-book was joined by three delegates. It was decided to support the European PRM Board School in Vilnius, as well asboth the 2018 editions of European School Marseille and EuroMediterranean Rehabilitation Summer School (in Syracuse). Some preliminary programmes of future schools were presented.

European UEMS PRM Board Examination

The European Examination for the UEMS PRM Board Fellowship is scheduled on Saturday, 24 November 2018. Please click here to read more about the exam.

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2018.

On the occassion of the 25th UEMS PRM Board Examination Anniversary, we are pleased to offer the digital version of the book Sonographic Atlas for Common Musculsokeletal Pathologies to all exam candidates. By the end of October the candidates will receive by email, a complimentary code and instructions for the digital version of the book.

3rd Edition of WhiteBook on PRM published

The White Book (WB) of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) in Europe is produced by the 4 European PRM Bodies (European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine - EARM, European Society of PRM - ESPRM, European Union of Medical Specialists - PRM Section, European College of PRM-ECPRM served by the European Union of Medical Specialists-PRM Board) and constitutes the reference book for PRM physicians in Europe. It has now reached its third edition; the first was published in 1989 and the second in 2006/2007. The WB has multiple purposes, including providing a unifying framework for European countries, to inform decision-makers on European and national level, to offer educational material for PRM trainees and physicians and information about PRM to the medical community, other rehabilitation professionals and the public.

Clinical Affairs Committee

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 is 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.

Approved the European Training Requirements in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine during the UEMS Council

small etr marocToday in Marrakesh (Morocco), during the UEMS Council general assembly, the Training Requirements in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine have been approved with 26 votes in favor and one abstention. This approval is a strong step forward the progress of PRM Specialty with the European agreement. Now the action is in charge to the single countries which are committed to implementing the requirements to improve the harmonization of PRM education across Europe and the other countries involved as associate and observers.