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ISPRM Webinar: ISPRM and WHO Collaboration: History, COVID-19 and Beyond

About This Webinar

Learning objectives from Dr. Frontera's lecture:
1. Briefly discuss the history of ISPRM and the its relations with the World Health Organization
2. Explain the importance of rehabilitation and ISPRM in the COVID-19 era
3. Discuss future plans for the ISPRM-WHO collaboration in the post-COVID-19 era

Learning objectives from Dr. Cieza's lecture:
• Introduce the reasons why WHO and ISPRM collaboration was important for moving forward the field of rehabilitation globally before COVID 19, why it continues to be important during COVID-19 and it will be important after COVID-19

  • Introduction by Moderators
  • Special Remarks by WHO Director General
  • Lectures by invited speakers
  • Special Remarks by ISPRM President
  • Questions and Answers (Q&A) session
  • Closing remarks by moderators
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Donation
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Received his MD from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) School of Medicine and a PhD from Boston University. He was the inaugural Professor and Chair of the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the UPR, Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the USA. He also served between 2006 and 2011 as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the UPR. Currently he is Professor of PM&R and Sports Medicine in the UPR School of Medicine. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of PM&R and Immediate Past-president of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. Prof. Frontera has more than 300 scientific publications including 9 edited books and has lectured in 60 countries.
Webinar hosting presenter
Dr Alarcos Cieza oversees the World Health Organization’s work on vision, hearing, disability and rehabilitation in her position of Unit Head, Sensory Functions, Disability and Rehabilitation.
Prior to joining WHO in September 2014, she served as Chair and Professor of Medical Psychology at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. After obtaining her MSc in psychology in Madrid, Spain, she conducted a Master in Public Health and obtained a PhD in Medical Psychology from the Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany.
She led the research unit for over ten years at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and then at the Pettenkofer School of Public Health at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Unit Head
Sensory functions, Disability and Rehabilitation
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27

Tel.: +41 22 791 1998
Mobile: + 41 79 6338776
Email: ciezaa@who.int
Website: www.who.int/disabilities/
Webinar hosting presenter
Speaker - Special Remarks
ISPRM President 2020-2022
Director Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, Virtus Medical Group, Hong Kong
Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Adjunct Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Visiting Professor to SunYat-sen University, China
President, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Founding President of Hong Kong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
Senior Adviser to The Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
Members of various editorial boards including Neurorehabilitation and Nerve Repair and JISPRM
Over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals.
Webinar hosting presenter
Speaker - Special Remarks
Webinar hosting presenter Manoj Poudel MD
Resident physician at University of Miami, USA
President of ISPRM World Youth Forum
Cofounder of NAPM&R
Webinar hosting presenter
General Secretary and Board Representative of the ISPRM World Youth Forum

Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Webinar hosting presenter
Works at Labson Physioclinic, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Country Ambassador to ISPRM World Youth Forum (Cameroon)
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