Guest Speakers

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Abderrazak Hajjioui

Consultant and Head of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, University Hospital Hassan II Fez, Morocco.

Full Professor, Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fez, Morocco.


Bryan O’Young

Professor and Vice-Chair of Education

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Chief of Outpatient PM&R Services

Temple University Health System

Clinical Professor, NYU School of Medicine

Rusk Rehab at NYU Langone Medical Center

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

NY Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center

Chief Editor, PM&R Secrets, 4th Edition


Der-Sheng Han

MD, PhD, EMBAMedical Director, National Taiwan University Hospital Beihu Branch.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University.
Director, Taiwan Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Taiwan Osteoporosis Association
Education Committee, ISPRM
Research interest: geriatric rehabilitation, sarcopenia, physical fitness, muscle pain, functional evaluation, molecular biology



Gerard Francisco

The Wulfe Family Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas System
Chairman and Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UTHealth | The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McGovern Medical School

Chief Medical Officer and Director, NeuroRecovery Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann


Klemen Grabljevec


University Rehabilitation Institute

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Department



Milica Lazovic


Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade

Institute for Rehabilitation, Belgrade, Serbia

President of the Serbian Association of PRM

President of the Mediterranean Forum of PRM

Chair ESPRM SISC in Cardiovascular Diseases

Congress President ESPRM 2020

Member of the Presidency of the ISPRM


Nikolaos Barotsis

M.D., PhD
President of the European Board of PRM
MSK Ultrasonographist
Academic Fellow, Rehabilitation Centre, Medical School, University of Patras, Rio, Greece


Stefano Masiero

Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical

Medicine & Rehabilitation.

School of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy

General Hospital of Padua, Italy


Xanthi Michail


Emeritus Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine ,Univ.West Attica

Physiatrist, Senior Fellow EBPRM

Past President of European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine


Ayad Agha

Diplomat American Board of Radiology

Vascular Interventional Radiology


Bilal F Shanti

Interventional Pain Medicine
Omnia Pain Consultants
Phoenix Arizona, 


Fary Khan

Director of Rehabilitation, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Clinical Director Australian Rehabilitation Research Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne
Adjunct Professor, Disability Inclusive Unit, Nossal Institute of Global Health, &
School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University


Gulseren Akyuz

Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey · Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Division of Pain Medicine
MD, Professor


Levent Özçakar

Hacettepe University Medical School Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ankara


Moheb Gaid


Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation Services

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Ronald Reeves

Physiatrist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic


Tarek Shafshak

Registrar at Alexandria University Hospital

Assistant lecturer, lecturer & Ass. professor of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology & Rehabilitation.

Professor of Rheumatology & Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University.

Consultant in Rheumatology, electrodiagnosis & physical Medicine, Alexandria University Hospitals & private hospitals.


Zaliha Omar

D.P.M.P,  P.M.P, S.M.S
M.B, B.S(Mal), FRCP(Glasg), FAFRM(RACP)(Hon), FAMM, DMR(RCP, Lond),

Grad.Cert.Medical Acu. (Monash), CIME(USA), Cert. (RESNA), Cert. CARF MED101

Scholar, Ph.D. Reader

Fujita Health University, Japan

Professor (Honorary)

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Professor (Visiting)

School of Health Sciences

Fujita Health University, Japan

Consultant Rehabilitation Physician

UM Specialist Centre Sdn Bhd (UMSC)

Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Aydan Oral

Professor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University

Istanbul, Turkey

Secretary General of the UEMS PRM Section and Board

Board Certification Secretary of the European PRM Board


Calogero Foti


MFPRM Secretary

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Chair
Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine Department
Tor Vergata University
Rome, Italy, EU


Francesca Gimigliano

President-Elect of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Cochrane Rehabilitation Communication Working Area Chair
Associate Professor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
President of the School of Speech and Language Therapy
Chair of the Residency Program in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”


James W Middleton 

Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Chair, ISCoS External Relations Committee
The University of Sydney
John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital


Maher Saad Al Jadid

Consultant Rehabilitation, Head of Rehabilitation Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Naglaa Gadallah

Professor of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

Ain Shams University · Department of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation


Serdar Kocer

Dr. Serdar Kocer graduated from the University of Istanbul, school of Medicine in 1988. He completed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program at University of Rennes, France in 1993. He is the head of the Neuro Rehabilitation departement in Coubert Rehabilitation Centre, near Paris. The Neuro Rehabilitation departement has a 100 in-patient capacity dedicated to the Spinal Cord Injury and Multiple Sclerosis , post Stroke and post Traumatic Brain injury rehabilitation. He supervises the Urodynamic Lab, Gait lab, Medical Imaging unit and the multidisciplinary spasticity clinic. He is also certified as Ultrasonographer and he has been using ultrasonography for more than 20 years. Dr. Kocer is recognized as an expert in ultrasound guided injection as he has been organizing value added trainings on that specific injection technique for more than 10 years from all over the world. His research and clinical interests lie in the area of musculoskeletal ultrasonography, spasticity treatment and neuro-urology. Dr. Kocer is a member of the French Society of Radiology and French Society of Rehabilitation Medicine.


Umberto Solimene


World Health Organization (WHO)

Coll.Center for Integrative Medicine

State University of Milan (ITALY)



FEMTEC (Worldwide Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy)


Belgin Erhan

PMR and Pain specialist

Professor, PMR Department, Istanbul Medeniyet University, School of Medicine

Administrative Head of  PMR Department, Istanbul Medeniyet University, School of Medicine 

ISCoS Fellow, Prevention Committee Member
President of Neurotoxin Society (Turkish)
President of Spasticity Study Group of Turkish PM&R Society

Board Member of Turkish Society of Spinal Cord Disease (TUSCoS)

Member of Spinal Cord Injury Study Group of Turkish PMR Specialist Society


Khamis Elessi

MD. Board certificate in PM&R
Oxford University Fellow - Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM),UK
Associate Prof. & Head of Evidence-Based Medicine Unit
Faculty of Medicine - Islamic University, Gaza city, Palestine


Frane Grubišić

MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Head of the Division of the Adult Rheumatology in the Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the University Hospital Centre «Sestre Milosrdnice» in Zagreb, Croatia. President of the Croatian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Croatian Medical Association. Chair of the Special Interest Scientific Committee on implementing evidence based medicine in everyday practice, European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Cochrane Rehabilitation-Publication Committee Area


Jorge Lains

Centro Medicina Reabilitacao Regiao Centro - Rovisco Pais, Portugal · Outpatient Rehab Department and Medical Education and Continuum of Care Unit


Marco Monticone

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dept. Medical Sciences and Public Health University of Cagliari, Italy


Nicolas Christodoulou

Professor Doctor, Active member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, UEMS Gold Decoration of Honour Laureate, President of the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, President of the UEMS MJC on Sports Medicine,  Member of the Ex. Com. of European Federation of Sports Medicine Assoc. Immediate Past President of the UEMS Section of PRM, Head of CyMA delegation to the UEMS, Outcoming President of the Cyprus Association of Sports Medicine, President of the Cyprus Society of PRM, Honorary president of the Limassol Medical Association, Emeritus Professor of European University Cyprus, Director of Limassol PRM Centre: MOVEMED.


Sunil Jain

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist. He is American Fellowship-trained in Integrative and Functional Medicine.


Walter Frontera




Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine

Department of Physiology and Biophysics

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Puerto Rico