Invitation to the world community of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure for us  to present the ISPRM 2023 World Congress in the colonial city of Cartagena . It is a magical place  full of history located on the north Caribbean coast of Colombia.

Our motto: “New perspectives in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for global health challenges” represents the intention of focuses on the current and future Rehabilitation health needs of people around the world. The ISPRM World congress will also be our National Congress (ACMF&R) as well as the meeting with several Ibero- American societies, for which we hope to welcome most of the PM&R societies from Latin America and the world in our  country.

We count on the most enthusiastic local team of members of the Colombian Association working together with the International Commitee, made up of members from different regions of the world to plan and successfully carry out this major event.
This event will take place from June 4 to 8, 2023 and it will be held in the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center. We are working hard to offer you a top quality academic and scientific congress that will allow us  to share not only the advances inour specialty, but also cultural experiences.

We hope to have a broad participation ofpracticionesrs in the rehabilitation field who will strengthen the pathways  to advance, diseminate and Exchange attitudes, knowledge and experiencies in rehabilitation care and integration of people with disabilities and continue to highlight the importance of Physical Rehabilitation  Medicine in the world.

Cartagena will surprise you with the kindness of its people, the charm of its colonial architecture and its exhuberant landscapes, wich will provide an unforgettable experience for everyone.

We hope to see you in Cartagena from June 4 to 8, 2023


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Luz Helena Lugo Agudelo


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Jorge Eduardo Gutierrez Godoy


Our mission is to satisfy the scientific, academic, and union needs of physiatrists in Colombia. Thus, we carry out continuous medical education, publications, research, and union representation. Through these 58 years of trajectory of our union, the history of physical and rehabilitation medicine in Colombia and its advances are evident.

The International Society for Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) acts as the global agency for Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM). As a non-governmental organization attached to the World Health Organization (WHO), as an international coordinating organization for PRM physicians, and as a catalyst for international PRM research; ISPRM is a caring, professional, and scientific mandate society.

Therefore, ISPRM aims to “continually improve the practice of PRM and facilitate its entry into international health organizations intended to contribute to the optimal functioning and quality of life of disabled people.”