International Federation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IFPMR)

Fédération internationale de médecine physique et réadaptation (FIMPR)
Federación Internacional de Medicina Fisica y Rehabilitación (FIMFR)

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10 May 1951, London (UK), as an Interim Committee; formally constituted as International Federation of Physical Medicine -- Fédération internationale de médecine physique, July 1952, London. Listed name adopted July 1972, Barcelona (Spain). Ceased to exist in 1999, when merged with International Rehabilitation Medicine Association (IRMA) to form International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM).


Promote the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, impairments and disabilities with emphasis on physical medicine and rehabilitation; promote enhanced understanding of implications and impact of disability and handicap throughout academic circles, health care systems, government agencies and society as a whole; expand the present concept of illness to include impairments, disabilities, handicaps and functional restoration; ensure that the medical practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation is a component of the education of undergraduate medical and other health students.

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Links local, national and regional societies of physical medicine and rehabilitation through organization of international congresses and collection and exchange of information.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 42 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Pathology
  • Health Care
    • Therapy
    • Rehabilitation
    • Handicapped

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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