Welcom Letters

Cancer is a global health issue with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite recent advances in medical and surgical management for cancer survivors – there is ongoing disability and limitation in participation.

There is increased attention towards cancer rehabilitation to maximise the health and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. In order to meet this challenge Health systems and  models of care delivery to patients need to adapt.for  ‘person-centred’ care, that is responsive to the holistic needs and issues experienced by cancer survivors. Evidence for cancer rehabilitation is evolving. This conference will highlight multidisciplinary approaches to cancer rehabilitation to progress cancer rehabilitation policy, practice and research.

Future opportunities include development of a minimum dataset of rehabilitation outcomes, utilization of emerging digital health and upskilling the rehabilitation workforce.

Chairwoman of the International University Course on Rehabilitation and Prevention of Disability

Prof. Fary Khan (Melbourne, Australia)  

The Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) and the Australian Rehabilitation Centre RMH, Melbourne Australia are delighted to collaborate on the 7th Annual Symposium of Fes On Rehabilitation and Disability under the patronage of His Excellency Minister of Health Morocco on June 30th and July 1st 2018. The theme of the meeting is-  Rehabilitation in Morocco:  Need for Universal Health Coverage.

With increased global awareness of disabled persons – the WHO initiative ‘Rehabilitation 2030’ and ‘Global Disability Action Plan’ provide a platform of recommendations for developing Rehabilitation Services to improve clinical outcomes for patients. It advocates strengthening rehabilitation service delivery, improving access to services (especially community-based programs), locally accessible equipment and low cost devices and outcome /data collection for continuous monitoring and evaluation. Universal Health care is an ambitious but achievable goal advocated by the WHO provided the many players involved (Governmental, Financial and other parties) can work together. This conference provides opportunities to work on collaborative efforts to develop this initiative in the Moroccan setting.

 

Chairwoman of Scientific Committee                                                                                     Chairman of Organizing Committee

Prof. Fary Khan (Melbourne, Australia)                                                                                 Prof. Abderrazak Hajjioui (Fez, Morocco)