As President of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), it is my privilege and honor to chair The 6th Annual symposium on disability, of Fez and The International University Course on Rehabilitation and Prevention of Disability .
ISPRM is the leading PRM Society in the Worldco-operating, joining and strengthening the National and Regional Societies and Individual PRM, spreading the knowledge of PRM, serving as the international umbrella organization of PRM (DeLisa and al, 2009)
ISPRM is the leading Medical voice for the disabled persons in the World, aiming to contribute to a political and economic environment allowing to provide timely and effective care worldwide and in favor of people experiencing disabilities.
In summary, ISPRM has a professional, a humanitarian and a political role (DeLisa and al, 2009).
I congratulate Prof. AbderrazakHajjioui, the Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) of Hassan II University Hospital of Fez, and the Laboratory of Clinical Neurosciences of the University Of Fez (Morocco) for organizing these outstanding scientific and political events.
The patronage of his Excellency the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive training and of his Excellency the Minister of Health enhance the importance of the events, simultaneously demonstrating the concern of the National Leaders for caring the persons with disabilities.
The content of the scientific program is a guaranty of an outstanding scientific and educational congress. It is important to emphasize that the program is foreseen for facilitating the spread and exchange of knowledge, skills and attitudes, between experts, researchers, clinicians, trainees, policy makers, health managersand all that are interested in improving their knowledge on the management of the persons with disabilities.
I am certain that we will feel warmly received by the organizers in this unforgettable event!
I look forward to meeting you in Fez.
Prof. Jorge Laíns (Coimbra, Portugal)
Chairman of the 6th Annual symposium on disability, of Fez
Chairman of the International University Course on Rehabilitation and Prevention of Disability
On behalf of the International University Course, University Of Fez (Morocco) in association with the Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) and the Australian Rehabilitation Research Centre RMH Australia, present the Disability and Rehabilitation Course on March 28th-30th 2017. The Organizing Committee chaired by Prof Hajjioui Abderrazzak (University of Fez) has patronage of His Excellency Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, Government of Morocco.
The conference theme is to empower Rehabilitation Professionals by presenting evidence- based practices in Neuro-rehabilitation for translation into clinical practice for improved patient outcomes. This forum will bring together academics, clinicians and health officials to share experiences promote education, capacity building and policy for advancement of Rehabilitation Sciences. Sessions will be aimed at various disciplines within Rehabilitation teams including doctors, nurses, allied health and health policy makers. It will provide a platform for collaborative research to address the emerging needs of persons with disability in Morocco.
I look forward to participating and contributing to this Course. I hope it will meet your expectations and trigger development of best practice and research.
Chairwoman of Scientific Committee Chairman of Organizing Committee
Prof. Fary Khan (Melbourne, Australia) Prof. Abderrazak Hajjioui (Fez, Morocco)