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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1951-05-10 London UK


10 May 1951, London (UK), as an Interim Committee; formally constituted as International Federation of Physical Medicine -- Fédération internationale de médecine physique, Jul 1952, London. Listed name adopted Jul 1972, Barcelona (Spain). Ceased to exist in 1999, when merged with H-XB4102 - International Rehabilitation Medicine Association (IRMA) to form B-XB0007 - 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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International Committee, composed of officers of the Federation and delegates appointed by full member societies. Executive Committee, comprising: President (who is also Chairman of International Committee); Immediate Past-President; President-Elect; Honorary Secretary; Deputy Honorary Secretary; Honorary Treasurer; Regional Vice-Presidents (Latin America, America/Canada, Middle East/Africa, Europe, Asia/Pacific). Committees (3): Education and Training; Interprofessional Relations; Disability and Society. Full membership restricted to national societies.


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