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).

Celebrating the 25th European PRM Board Anniversary

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The reduced certification fees for UEMS PRM Board certifications offered on the occasion of the 25th anniversary apply until end of June 2017:

• Certification by equivalence: reduction of the fee by 33%

The fee will be 200 euro, instead of 300 euro. 

• Recertification of Fellows (Senior Fellowship): reduction of the fee by 25%

The fee will be 75 euro, instead of 100 euro. 

• Certification of Training Centres:

The fee will be 500 euro, instead of 750 euro  

• Recertification of Training Centres:

The fee will be 250 euro, instead of 350 euro, without site visit. When a site visit will be required for the recertification, the fee will be 500 euro. 

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.

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

Clinical Affairs Committee

The Clinical Affairs Committee of the UEMS PRM Section deals with Quality of Care in PRM practice.

The Clinical Affairs Committee of the UEMS Section of PRM (CAC) was set up in 2001, on the suggestion of Prof. Veronika Fialka-Moser (Austria). Its mission was to promote quality of care in PRM throughout European countries. Under the presidency of Prof. Bengt Sjölund (Sweden), we discussed different ways to achieve this ambitious goal. Without any external funding, we decided to create an Accreditation of PRM Programmes of Care based on volunteering of 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 the 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 any kind of clinical situation and local context. It puts much emphasis on the medical approach of the patient, from disease diagnosis and treatment to comprehensive rehabilitation. This has to be expressed in the general foundations, in the goals and in the structured content of the programme. Organizational aspects result from those first considerations, which give sense to all the manpower and equipment required by the programme.

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