Examination for the Fellowship of the European PRM Board

We are glad to announce that the European Examination, giving access to the PRM Board Certification of young PRM Doctors, is planned this year on 29th November 2019. Every country, which is a member or associated member of the UEMS PRM Section can participate in the organization of the European Board Examination.

WHO CAN TAKE THE EXAM? 

The applicants must be physicians who are qualified PRM specialists or PRM trainees (from year 3 of postgraduate course) having their PRM training in UEMS member countries and the associated countries participating in the PRM Section (a trainee who passes the Board Examination, will receive the Board Certificate after he/she is officially certified in his/her country).

HOW IS THE EXAM ORGANIZED? 

The exam will be held simultaneously in the member or associated member countries of the UEMS PRM Section at locations assigned by National Managers.

To pass the exam, a minimum of 60 out of 100 Multiple choice questions must be correctly answered. Questions address the different topics included in the Core curriculum of the postgraduate PRM education, concurrently with Training Requirements for the Specialty of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine according to the European Standards of Postgraduate Medical Specialist Training.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS RESULTING FROM THE CERTIFICATION? 

By the Board Certification, a PRM specialist achieves the status of UEMS PRM Board Fellow and can thus benefit from: 

1. Reduced subscription fee to PRM journals (e.g. the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)

2. Free-of-charge or reduced registration fee for participation in Courses and Congresses in the field of PRM (included the European Congresses in PRM and the Board supported European PRM Schools).

3. Educational material can be downloaded for free from the Board website and from the European Board Educational platform 

4. International visibility: the list of Board Certified PRM specialists is published on the Board website

Board Exam 2019 - Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

Further information on the exam

Board President: Maria Gabriella Ceravolo

Board Certification Secretary General: Aydan Oral

UEMS PRM General Assembly, Budapest, 22nd - 23rd March 2019

 

Budapest

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 22nd to Saturday 23rd March 2019 in Budapest. The first day has been dedicated to working groups activities.

The Board continued with certification activities, setting-up the Requirements for extraordinary certification of medical doctors, Online delivery of European PRM Board examination 2019, License to publish the translation of the e-book for medical students, Cochrane e-book: summaries for students were approved, web-based educational activities including the ESWT online course, and promotion of European PRM Board supported schools for PRM trainees.

Professional Practice Committee continued the work on the Book on Field of competences part III, Cochrane Rehabilitation Annual report was presented along to E-book project: the second series of 25 summaries of Cochrane reviews for health managers and politicians, Global roadmap for implementation of ICF across Europe including Development of an International classification system for service organisations for health related rehabilitation (ICSO-R 2.0); and in joint session with Clinical Affairs Committee, for the Clinical Assessment Schedule (CLAS) for European Framework of Rehabilitation Services Types.

Clinical Affairs Committee, above the mentioned worked on the methodological approach to the Individual Rehabilitation Project/Plan, the development a set of guidelines, accreditation of PRM programs (Prof Iuly Treger submitted his Inpatient Stroke programme in Soroka, Israel) and in developing a PDF paper/brochure on the benefits of accreditation. Furthermore, Balneology session has been held.

In Saturday`s morning General Assembly the report of each working group has been discussed and voted; among others: to accept Action Plan of UEMS PRM Section and Board 2018-2022, and to intensify actions to change the name of the speciality „Physiotherapy“ in the Directive of recognition of professional qualifications 2006/35/EC to „Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine“. In the end, part of the Executive Committee has been elected: Elena Ilieva as Deputy secretary to Professional Practice Committee, and Rolf Frischknecht as Treasurer. 

Hungary, a vibrant hub of PRM facilitated by long and wide-spread tradition of balneology and by up-to-date Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine is strongly involved in the Section and Board through activities of Hungarian delegates and our hosts Gabor Fazekas and Zoltan Denes. Declaration of cooperation has been signed between UEMS PRM Section and Board, European Society of PRM and Hungarian Rehabilitation Society and the visit to esteemed National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (OORI) has demonstrated the commitment of Hungary to Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. On behalf of all delegates, warm thanks to them and their society for excellent organisation and friendly approach. 

Next General Assembly is scheduled 6th to 7th September 2019 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

UEMS PRM Section and Board General assembly Stockholm 2018

group stockholmUEMS 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 7th – Saturday 8th September 2018 in Stockholm. The first day has been dedicated to working groups activities. Saturday morning the report of each working group has been discussed and voted. The colleagues from Russia announced that their government approved the Medical Specialty in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. In the end, part of the executive committee has been elected.

The Field of Competence of PRM Physicians - Part II

Following the edition of Part One of this e-book in 2014, we are happy today to introduce to all the colleagues of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine the new e-book named as Part Two. This e-book contains a part of the work done the last 4 years (2014-18) in the Professional Practice Committee of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section of the European Union of Medicals Specialists (UEMS). A new methodological procedure was followed, with five Delphi rounds, for each evidenced based position paper, in a way that the recommendations in each paper reflect the consensus of the delegates of all the European countries, concerning the special field of competence to which the paper refers. This methodological procedure is presented in details in one of the papers included in this book.

Click here to download the pdf version of the book.

Click here for the flip version.

2nd European Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Online Course

Organized by the European College of PRM, with the scientific support of the ESWT SISC of The European PRM Society (ESPRM).

Duration: 1 May 2019 – 30 September 2019

Course coordinators: Nikolaos Barotsis & Elena Ilieva

Faculty: Nikolaos Barotsis, Elena Ilieva, Regina Stemberger

Participants Eligible to attend the course are physicians (either trainees or specialists) practising in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. UEMS PRM Board Fellows and registered trainees benefit from discounted registration fees.

Level: Beginner: basic

Language: English

Modules: the course will comprise the following modules:

1. Introduction: HistoryPhysics, Biological Principles

2. Therapeutic application of SW: Indications, Contraindications & Side Effects, US guided ESWT.

3. Upper Limb applications: Shoulder, Elbow

4. Lower Limb applications: Hip & knee, Ankle & foot

5. Special applications:  Bone healing, Myofascial pain syndrome, Wound healing, Spasticity.

Outcomes:The participants upon successful completion of the e-Learning material will fully acquire the theoretical knowledge for safe and effective application of ESWT. The e-Learning material provides the required up-to-date evidence-based data for the clinical application of Shock Waves in musculoskeletal disorders. Participants who will successfully & timely complete the activity will receive a certificate of Theoretical Competency in ESWT and the EACCME certificate of CMEs.

Registrations and detailed information can be found at www.prmcollege.eu.

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.

Copia di kiev group

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.