Dear Colleagues,

The next MFPRM Congress is getting closer.

We are very pleased to announce the date and place of General Assembly of MFPRM in 11th Congress of MFPRM in Egypt.

The Agenda of General Assembly of MFPRM is here.

It will be on FRIDAY, 02/10/2015 BETWEEN 17.00-18.30, IN LECTURE ROOM, HILTON CORNICHE HOTEL.

By the way, we want you to take an attention on visa issues for EGYPT.

Prof Tarek Shafshak, the Congress President of MFPRM, wanted us to share the following announcement with you:

"Alexandria congress program is now on the website.
Check your name as a chair person & as a speaker to know your session time & date.
Please check visa requirements when applicable as there has been a change in visa policy since May 2015".

Hope to see you in Alexandria,


MFPRM President
Jorge Lains

MFPRM Secretary
Gulseren Akyuz


Friday, October 02, 2015
Lecture Room, Hilton Corniche Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt

1. Nomination of the COUNCIL MEMBERS (countries' representatives – only the present members, not by proxy, of each country can decide between them for their country's Council member)

2. Approval of the Minutes of the 10th Mediterranean Congress General Assembly

3. Welcome by the President and reference to all efforts done for the promotion of the Forum. Presentation of the ALEXANDRIA congress in figures

4. Discussion and eventual updating of the MFPRM Statutes

5. MFPRM ways to move forward

6. Haim Ring Euro–Mediterranean PRM School in Syracuse 09th – 12th November 2015

7. The 12th Mediterranean Congress of MFPRM in Malta

8. General discussion

9. Decision for the 13th Congress of 2019 (presentation of the candidacies – secret voting)

10. Election of the Forum President – secret voting

11. Election for the members of the new Forum Board – secret voting "

Jorge Lains

Gulseren Akyuz


Dear Colleagues,

I am very honoured and pleased to welcome all colleagues, in particular all Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) colleagues from the Mediterranean basin.

In 1996 Prof. Haim Ring organised the first PRM Mediterranean Congress, in Herzliya, under the slogan "Rehabilitation without frontiers"aiming to promote PRM worldwide and the quality of life of the disabled, namely in the Mediterranean areaSince then, colleagues from all over the world participated in this unique project that allows an exchange of knowledge and develops friendship among all, regardless the culture, race or religion.

The Mediterranean Congresses is a success case study, with colleagues coming from all the continents and an increase both in participation and in the scientific standard.

In the first congress we aimed to create a Mediterranean PRM Society, and in Athens, during the 3rd Congress, in 2000, we founded the Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine – MFPRM - with the mission (vide statues):

  • To be the scientific Mediterranean body for physicians around or with close vicinity with the Mediterranean Sea, in the fields of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • To facilitate Mediterranean exchange regarding different aspects of Rehabilitation research...
  • To organise a biennial Mediterranean congress of PRM...
  • To influence national governments (...) to support initiatives and co-operation in the field of teaching development of services and research in PRM...

I have a dream.

The MFPRM is a unique and ever growing PRM Society where more than 500 colleagues, from 25 countries, acting in a volunteer basis to achieve our scientific, cultural and humanitarian mission: to develop and harmonize PRM in the Mediterranean Countries and to contribute for a better and peaceful Mediterranean region “without frontiers”. 
We have an “Action Plan” and we are deeply and emotionally involved in the MFPRM:

  • Our Mediterranean PRM Congress is held biennially, the 10th in Sorrento - Italy, 2012, and the 11th in Alexandria - Egypt, 2013.
  • The “European Journal of PRM is our official journal.
  •  The Euro-Mediterranean PRM School (EMPRMS), every year in Syracuse (Italy) under the leadership of Dr. Franco Cirillo and the sponsorship of the Italian Society PRM (SIMFER) is a free course for about 40 PRM trainees or young specialists.
  • Our Turkish colleagues create this website We are committed to update and transforming it in an open space for communication, cooperation and scientific rehearsal among colleagues of all the regions of the world, in particular from the Mediterranean area.

Visit this website and join us, becoming a MFPRM member.

Jorge Lains, MD
President of the MFPRM


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