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Pre-Congress Workshop 1 and 2 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in PM&R

Two simultaneous 2-day courses Basic and Advanced

Date: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 
Time: 8:00 – 12:30/14:00 – 18:00  
Room Level Basic: Barahona 1 (second floor)  
Room Level Advanced: Barahona 2 (second floor)
FACULTY & TUTORS: Levent Özçakar (Turkey), Jorge Arias (Colombia), Jorge Barbosa (Portugal), Amit Bhargava (USA), Luis Cedillo, (México), Ke-Vin Chang, (Taiwan), Nitin Jain (USA), Hector Garcia (Colombia), Mario Giraldo Prieto (Colombia) Daisy Falla Ramírez (Colombia), Murat Kara (Turkey), Bayram Kaymak (Turkey), Kamal Mezian (Czech Republic), Nimish Mittal (Canada), Kentaro Onishi (USA) , Navita Purohit (India), Vincenzo Ricci (Italy), Juan Rojas (México), Thomas Torres (Colombia), Chueh-Hung Wu (Taiwan), Wei-Ting Wu (Taiwan)

The specialty of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) deals with a large variety of diseases involving the neuromusculoskeletal system. In the basic level workshop, you will learn theoretical approaches of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US), recognize the US appearance of the shoulder, elbow, wrist-hand, hip, knee and ankle-foot, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of its use as a diagnostic tool. In the advanced level workshop to recognize pathologies of the upper/lower limb joints, nerves and muscles and, to perform related interventions. Further, participants will also be listening to state-of-the-art lectures on innervation zone targeting (in spasticity), diagnosing sarcopenia and spine imaging/interventions.

Two simultaneous 2-day courses: Basic and Advanced.

In both courses, the program comprises hands-on practical sessions as well as theoretical teaching. Of note, all participants (5-6 per machine) will have the chance to work under the supervision of several experienced instructors during the practical sessions. An USPRM certificate will be provided to the participants that prove the evaluations.


Upon completion of the two days; those who have attended all (theoretical and practical) sessions will have the right to enter the evaluation as described below:
The 1st part will comprise 25 multiple-choice questions (3 points each),  and the 2nd part will be practical whereby each participant will be expected to ‘appropriately’ demonstrate five structures (5 points each). Those who score 70 or more will be considered successful,  participants will be required to score at least 50% of the total score from each part e.g. getting a score of 75 from the written part will not let the subject ‘waive’ the practical part.
Intended audience: Exlusive course for Specialists in Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM)
Language: English
Limit of participation: 30 PAX
Registration fees: Level basic: 500 USD / Level advanced: 550 USD

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Pre-Congress Workshop 3 IRF/CARF Joint Meeting Building Rehab centers where none exist CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and International Rehabilitation Forum

Date: Saturday, 3  June
Time: 8:00 – 12:30/14:00 – 18:00 
Room: Barahona 4
Chair: Haig Andrew (USA)
Speakers: Terrence Carolan (USA), Paul Clyde (USA), Abena Tannor (Ghana), Miriam Chun (USA), Mary Elizabeth Nelson (USA), Tom Haig (USA), Virginia Wilson (USA)
Aiming to coordinate global action for breaking persistent barriers to building rehabilitation care in low-resource and rural settings, the International Rehabilitation Forum (IRF) and CARF have combined forces to host this unique meeting at the ISPRM 2023.
We ask passionate leaders from all stages of the rehabilitation medicine career to join us for a full-day “think tank”, where the latest updates and breakthroughs in building sustainable rehabilitation medicine in lower-resource settings are discussed, with a vision to craft a
meaningful agenda going forward about bridging the global rehabilitation gap.

Intended audience: Specialists in Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) and Other health Professionals
Language: English
Limit of participation: 50 PAX
Registration fees: The event does not have a registration fee for your income, but requires to cover some logistical costs. You can register for free or donate $25 or $50 to CARF International by clicking the link below.

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Pre-Congress Workshop 4 Prosthesis Multidisciplinary approach to prosthetics prescription: Clinical cases review, clinical cases presentation

Date: Sunday June 4, 2023 
Time: 14:00 -18:00 
Room: Barahona 3 (second floor)
Speakers: Carolina Schiappacasse (Argentina), Miguel Angel Gutierrez (Colombia), Juan Pablo Valderrama (Colombia)
Get practice updates on the rehabilitation of patients with upper and lower limb loss with experts in amputation rehabilitation by clinical cases presentation, interactive multidisciplinary approaches, and opinions from the different rehabilitation professionals present in the auditorium, i.e. PM&R physicians, physical and occupational therapists, prosthetics technicians, residents, psychologists, etc., all focused on rehabilitation interventions and different prosthetic prescription possibilities, according to each clinical case. At the end of the course, the audience should realize the importance of the multidisciplinary team, in the successful outcomes of the amputee patient.

Intended audience: Physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, prosthetic technicians, PM&R residents, bioengineers, psychologists, social workers, and every rehabilitation personnel involved in the amputee rehabilitation team.
Language: English
Limit of participation: 200 PAX
Registration fees: Registered attendees ISPRM 2023: 25 USD. People not registered to ISPRM: 50 USD

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Pre-Congress Workshop 5 Spasticity A New therapy and pathophysiology for muscle stiffness and spasticity

Date: Sunday, 4 June
Time: 16:30 – 18:00
Room: Barahona 4 (second floor)
Speakers: Antonio Stecco (USA), Preeti Raghavan (USA)
Spasticity, muscle stiffness and contracture cause severe disability after central nervous system injury. However, current treatment options for spasticity produce muscle weakness which can impede movement and do not directly address muscle stiffness. Here we propose that the accumulation of hyaluronan within muscles promotes the development of muscle stiffness, and report that treatment with the enzyme hyaluronidase increases upper limb movement and reduces muscle stiffness without producing weakness.

Intended audience: Specialists in Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) and Other health Professionals
Language: English
Limit of participation: 200 PAX
Registration fees: Free admission, upon registration

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Pre-Congress Workshop 6 Cours Electrodiagnosis (IFCN/ISPRM Joint Meeting) New Perspectives and Challenges in Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Date: Sunday, 4  June
Time: 8:00 – 12:30/14:00 – 18:00
Room: Arsenal (second floor))
Chair: Jorge Eduardo Gutierrez (Colombia)
Speakers: Sanjeev D. Nandedkar (USA), Andrew Haig (USA), Larry Robinson (Canada), Levent Öskaçar (Turkey) Paul Barkhaus (USA), Mark Lissens (USA), Paul E. Barkhaus (USA) Larry Robinson (Canada) Carlos Rangel (Colombia) Paul Barkhaus (USA)
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the concepts of special techniques to estimate the number of motor units in a muscle, to realize an adequate exploration of the paraspinal muscles and to measure jitter using regular concentric electrodes.
  2. Describe new concepts in the interpretation of nerve conduction (NC) studies combining measures in an index, and the pitfalls that may occur during the performance of the NC studies.
  3. Identify the features and benefit of neuromuscular ultrasound in the evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathies.
  4. Learn the skills to identify individual atypical or uncommon EMG waveforms and firing patterns of waveforms and improve skills of EMG waveform interpretation in clinical practice.
  5. Determine an appropriate EDX approach and understand the findings and limitations of electrodiagnostic studies in patients with motor neuron diseases, peripheral neuropathies, focal mononeuropathies, plexopathies, radiculopathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, and myopathies.

Intended audience: Physiatrists, Neurologists, Clinical neurophysiologists, and trainees of these medical specialties.
Language: English
Limit of participation: 50 max (first come first served)
Registration fees: Registered attendees ISPRM 2023: 100 USD. People not registered to ISPRM: 150 USD

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