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PERSPECTIVE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-11

The international society of physical and rehabilitation medicine: The past, present, and way forward-III


1 Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação da Região Centro, Rovisco Pais, Tocha; Medical Dentistry School – Catholic University, Viseu, Portugal
2 Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli,” Napoli, Italy
3 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
4 Department of Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
5 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA; Department of Clinical Sciences (Education), Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, USA; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, USA
6 Association Management, Kenes Associations Worldwide, Geneve, Switzerland
7 Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus; Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Francesca Gimigliano
Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli,” via de Crecchio, 4, 80138, Napoli
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijprm.ijprm_7_18

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This article is meant as an update on the previous articles published about the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). It reflects the current organizational structure and describes its core activities. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the society are analyzed to define a strategic plan for the future of ISPRM. Key activities like ISPRM World Congresses, the foundation of the Journal of ISPRM and the creation of a certification project are described. The article reports also about the external relationship of ISPRM with different organizations and in particular with the World Health Organization and with the United Nations.


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