Welcome to the renewed website of the
Belgian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

We are proud to welcome you to our renewed website, where you can get all the info you need about our profession.

Our Credo

The aim of the Belgian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaton to optimise patient care.

Our Vision

To be the driving force and the primary and preferred partner in Belgium for all issues regarding Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Our Mission

  • To promote the scientific development of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Belgium
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  • To organise scientific meetings and encourage doctors in training to actively participate through presentations;
  • To liaise with European and international organisations pursuing the same goal;
  • To provide encouragement awards for scientific work to be published or published in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;
  • To promote the creation of study groups in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Members can access the statutes here for their perusal.

In a dedicated member section our society members will find contact details of their colleagues, interesting job announcements, the statutes of our society, etc…

Also stay tuned for upcoming national and international congresses and courses! The congress agenda is regularly updated. If you have an interesting event to announce, please send details via the Contact page or by sending an email to our secretariat: rbsprm@medicongress.com.

Announcements

  • Bewegen op Verwijzing (Wed, 13/02/2019)

    Bewegen op Verwijzing helpt mensen uit Vlaanderen en Brussel met een gezondheidsrisico op weg naar een actiever leven. Hoe? Met professionele coaching, een beweegplan en motiverende opvolging. De deelnemer maakt samen met de coach een persoonlijk beweegplan op. Zoals fietsen naar het werk en tuinieren, een wekelijkse wandeling met de kinderen of gaan zwemmen.

    De coach helpt deelnemers op weg, motiveert, volgt op en gaat na wat er beter kan. Deelnemer Paul vat het zo samen: “Het gaat niet enkel om prestaties. Mijn coach Dirk houdt ontzettend veel rekening met mij. Dankzij de steun van Dirk heb ik veel meer motivatie om mezelf te overtreffen.”

    Patiënten bewegen meer
    De deelnemers van Bewegen Op Verwijzing bewegen dubbel zo veel in vergelijking met een controlegroep[1]. In Vlaanderen zijn de langetermijneffecten niet onderzocht, maar vergelijkbare buitenlandse methodieken zien, na deelname, een verhoging van de beweging voor ten minste 12 maanden[2].

    Wat kunt u doen?
    Wat kunt u als arts concreet doen? U kunt een folder meegeven aan patiënten die actiever moeten worden en de huisarts aanraden, in uw verslag, om hun patiënt door te verwijzen naar Bewegen Op Verwijzing.

    Wilt u een folder? Bestel ze via info@gezondleven.be.

    [1] https://www.gezondleven.be/projecten/bewegen-op-verwijzing/evaluatieresultaten
    [2] Kallings LV, Leijon M, Hellénius ML, & Ståhle A. Physical activity on prescription in primary health care: a follow-up of physical activity level and quality of life. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 2008;18: 154-161.

    Lees hier meer over Bewegen Op Verwijzing.

  • 2018 President's Prize (Thu, 13/12/2018)

    The 2018 President's Prize has been awarded to Dr. Maxime Valet for his talk on:

    Simplified indices of exercise tolerance among patients with multiple sclerosis and healthy subjects: A cross-sectional study

    Congratulations from the President and the RBSPRM Board members!

  • ECIBC Recommendations (Wed, 12/12/2018)

    We are very pleased to share with you the latest ECIBC recommendations on breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

    On screening

    • How should mammography screening be implemented?
      This recommendation clarifies that organised screening programmes have greater ability to cover the target population, greater effectiveness as well as providing a more equitable access to these services.

    • How should screening mammographies be read?
      Practice varies with respect to image reading and diagnostic protocols. One of the methods that can be adopted to improve sensitivity of mammography screening is double reading, whereby the mammograms are read, generally independently, by two trained readers.

    On diagnosis

    Background
    The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) is developing the European Breast Guidelines, evidence based recommendations. The European Breast Guidelines provide women and healthcare providers with clear, objective and independent guidance on breast cancer screening and diagnosis. They guide healthcare managers and policy-makers in planning, organising and monitoring the effectiveness of services for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. The recommendations already available can be found online, and more will be released in the coming months, as soon as they are finalised.

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Upcoming Congresses