The ISPRM Society
The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) is the result of the merger and integration of the International Rehabilitation Medicine association (IRMa) and the International Federation of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (IFPM&R). The merger was accomplished and ISPRM formed on 13 november, 1999.
The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) serves as the global agency for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM). as a non-governmental organization (nGO) in relation with the World Health Organization (WHO), as an international
umbrella organization of PRM physicians, and as a catalyst for international PRM research, ISPRM has a humanitarian or civil societal, a professional, and a scientific mandate.
ISPRM thus aims to “continuously improve PRM practice and facilitate PRM input in international health organizations with the goal to contribute to optimal functioning and quality of life of people experiencing disability”.
Since its foundation in 1999 ISPRM has been increasingly successful in achieving its mission, both within PRM and through its collaboration with WHO. With its emergence as the pre-eminent international scientific and educational society for practitioners in the field of PRM and its evolving policy role in collaboration with the WHO and the United nations(Un). ”the mission of the International society for physical and rehabilitation Medicine (IsprM) is to optimize functioning and health-related quality of life and minimize
disability in persons with disabilities and medical problems throughout the world. “
• Enabling physicians and researchers active in physical and rehabilitation medicine to develop and apply optimal care
• Strengthening the development and capacity of national organisations in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
• Partnering with international organisations to develop and implement effective disability and rehabilitation policies
• Promoting collaboration among governments, non-governmental organisations, organisations of persons with disabilities, business and others.
• To influence rehabilitation policies and activities of international organizations interested in the analysis of functional capacity and improvement of the individual quality of life.
• To help national professional organizations to influence national and local governments on issues related to the field of medical rehabilitation.
• To encourage and support the development of a comprehensive medical specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine.
• To develop appropriate models for physician training and, therefore, involvement and participation in the medical rehabilitation process ensuring that their level of training is optimal for the required community needs.
• To encourage a wide interest of physical and rehabilitation medicine in all physicians.
• To provide means to facilitate research activities and communication at the international
• To provide mechanisms to facilitate international exchange regarding different aspects of rehabilitation including disseminating information regarding rehabilitation related meetings.