Program - Main Topics

  • Spasticity and neuro-orthopedics: Neuro-orthopaedic approach, including both neurosurgical and orthopedic surgical technique, is a “masterpiece” in the spasticity management. In association with a rehabilitation program and medical treatments, neuro-orthopedics may help a physician to better improve patients comfort and/or function. This “Spasticity & Neuro-Orthopaedics” will discuss interdisciplinary team organization, surgical technique indications, treatments comparison and problem-solving clinical guidance. Our aim is to promote surgical approach according to a patient goal-centered approach 
  • Orthotics and prosthetics   
  • Robotics   
  • Technology and rehabilitation 
  • Pelvi perineal disorders
  • Assessment tools in PRM 
  • Ultrasounds in PRM
  • Virtual reality and rehabilitation: There is increasing evidence in the clinical literature of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications as effective assessment and intervention tools in the field of rehabilitation. Their assets include personalization and control of treatment protocols and documentation of assessment, learning, and rehabilitation, all within the context of enjoyable and motivating activities provided with adapted feedback.  Our purpose is to focus on presentations of how VR and RA are being applied to learning and rehabilitation of diverse clinical populations (neurological and orthopedic) of all ages. 
  • Fatigue: The physiatrist has always faced fatigue as a limiting factor in exercise and physical activity. Applications in sports medicine and occupational health are obvious. But fatigue also occurs in chronic and painful musculoskeletal illnesses and in some chronic neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson syndromes. Fatigue becomes sometimes one of the main causes of disability. Knowledge about the mechanisms of central and peripheral fatigue quickly expands and this should improve our medical practice.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Sport medicine: A  Sports Medicine session will be held to let French and international teams be able to share their experience on different and complementary topics : sports and cartilage (knee and ankle), arthroplasty and return to sports, tendon and muscles lesions in athletes: new therapeutic approaches, rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction: self rehabilitation program, development of new isokinetic exercise programs, arthritis in young athletes, sports prescription in neuromuscular diseases, amputees and high performance sports…    
  • Arthritis  
  • Low back pain: Low back pain is a major public health problem worldwide. It represents the leading cause of disability in both developed and developing countries. Impact of the disease includes human suffering, activity limitations, participation restrictions, use of health-care resources and financial burden. Low back pain, therefore, constitutes a special topic of the Congress. Main challenges for low back pain now involve phenotyping of patients, innovative therapies, and strategies, all in the field of PMR!    
  • Scoliosis    
  • Cognitive disorders: Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments are a major issue in the rehabilitation of patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury. Recent advances in the field include the development of new, ecologically-valid, assessment methods, the use of new technologies (such as virtual reality, non-invasive brain stimulations, brain-computer interfaces) both for assessment and treatment, and novel training approaches focusing on specific aspects of cognition (such as working memory, social cognition…). We encourage the submission of communications or workshops on these different issues.    
  • Pediatric rehabilitation, Cerebral Palsy: Pediatric rehabilitation is a growing field worldwide. Research on congenital or acquired disabilities in childhood brings continuously new data which impacts rehabilitation practices and life of children and their families. A special session dedicated to pediatric rehabilitation will be held during the ISPRM 2018 in Paris. Cerebral palsy is one the leading causes of motor disabilities in childhood and will be highlighted during this session. However presentations on other childhood-onset conditions such as traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer rehabilitation, pain, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis,… will also contribute to the session 
  • Neuro muscular diseases  
  • Balance and posture      
  • Poliomyelitis: Poliomyelitis is still a health issue. Thanks to the vaccination, the acute Poliomyelitis has disappeared from most of the areas around the world, while remaining in some parts. But the polio survivors are young, with a strong vitality despite motor deficiencies which can be severe. They are estimated by WHO to be 20 million around the world, 5-600,000 in Europe. The consequences of paralysis and secondary orthopedic disorders make up real changing challenges all over the life, with the issue of aging and the one of the Post-Polio Syndrome.  Research on pain, fatigue, weakness and social consequences are needed. Poliomyelitis is a special topic for PRM
  • Pain
  • Stroke 
  • Physical activity 

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