✔️Learn about the goals, objectives and future plans of the ISPRM World Youth Forum (WYF) Task Force
✔️Share ideas, experiences and issues related to youth in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
✔️Participate in the Q&A with panelists
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Brainstorming
  • Q&A
  • More About the ISPRM World Youth Forum Task Force
Chair of the ISPRM World Youth Forum

Resident physician at University of Miami, USA
Chair of ISPRM World Youth Forum
Cofounder of NAPM&R
Section Editor, The World of Sports Medicine - AMSSM
President Elect of ISPRM
Francesca Gimigliano is Associate Professor of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, in Napoli, South of Italy where she chairs the Residency Program in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and the School of Speech and Language Therapy and is responsible for the Service of General and Specialist Rehabilitation Medicine.
She is also one of the founders of Cochrane Rehabilitation, Chair of the Communication Working area and editor of the Cochrane Rehabilitation ebook.
She is author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers and her main areas of interest are rehabilitation methodology, functioning and musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly.
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.
1st Vice-Chair of the ISPRM World Youth Forum

Associate Professor of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences
University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Catanzaro, Italy
2nd Vice-Chair of the ISPRM World Youth Forum

Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
ISPRM Immediate Past-President
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.
Margarida Mota Freitas is a fourth year PRM resident from Portugal. She usually works at Hospital Garcia de Orta, near Lisbon. She is the Portuguese Ambassador of the ISPRM World Youth Forum and the national coordinator of the resident department of the Portuguese Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. As a former dancer herself, her fields of interest are Dance Medicine, MSK Rehabilitation and ultrasound-guided procedures. She is also active in clinical research.