Invitation to the world community of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a great pleasure for us to present the The 17th World Congress of ISPRM 2023, 31st Colombian ACMFyR Congress and 3ed Iberoamerican Congress that will take place in the colonial city of Cartagena. It is a magical place full of history located on the north Caribbean coast of Colombia.
Our motto: “Opportunities in rehabilitation: Integrating knowledge” represents the intention to connect and share concepts between America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The ISPRM World Congress will also be our own National Congress (ACMF & R) as well as the meeting with several Ibero-American societies, for which we hope to welcome most of the MF&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 Committee, 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 in our specialty, but also cultural experiences.
We hope to have a broad participation of practitioners in the rehabilitation field who will strengthen the pathways to advance, disseminate and exchange attitudes, knowledge and experiences 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 exuberant landscapes, which will provide an unforgettable experience for everyone.
We hope to see you in Cartagena from June 4 to 8, 2023.
Luz Helena Lugo Agudelo
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.”