1.Professor Fary Khan MBBS, MD, FAFRM (RACP)
Fary Khan is the Director of Rehabilitation Services and Clinical Director, Australian Rehabilitation Research Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), Melbourne Health, Australia. She is also Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Professor, Disability Inclusive Unit, Nossal Institute of Global Health; and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University. She is the Chair-Elect, of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) - Disaster Rehabilitation Committee (DRC) and Executive member of the International Disaster Committee WHO- LC ISPRM. She is Fellow of National Aging and Research Institute and The Melbourne EpiCentre, Melbourne Health. She represents 9 public hospital networks in Victoria at the Clinical Leadership Group for the Care of the Older People, Department of Health Victoria, Australia (Disability policy and planning).
She holds a number of executive positions, including: Executive member & Co-ordinating Editor, the Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis Review group, Milan; Executive member (Regional representative for Asia, Australia & Oceania), International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Australian Representative for Asia- Oceania Society of Neuro-rehabilitation; Member Scientific Committee for the ISPRM, World Federation of Neurorehabilitation and the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand; Chair, Special Interest Group Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine- RACP; and Australian representative for Steering group for the Psychosocial Influences upon Chronic Disease Outcomes across Europe (PICDOE), University of Leeds UK. Her international academic appointments include: Department of Rehabilitation and Palliative Care; Institute of Neurology, Department of Brain Repair & Rehabilitation, Kings College London; Department of Neuroimmunology and Rehabilitation, University of Hamburg; Department of Neurorehabilitation, Valens Klinik Switzerland; Oxford Centre of Enablement UK; Leeds University UK; Karolinska University Sweden & others.
She has a leadership role in rehabilitative care in Australia and in evidence-based health outcomes research, particularly neurological conditions such as MS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, stroke, brain tumours, Motor Neuron Disease, Spina bifida, etc. She received numerous awards in recognition for her work in promoting evidence-based practices in Neuro-rehabilitation. She is currently involved in rehabilitation disaster relief and capacity building initiatives, and leads the ‘RMH Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Team’ and the ‘RMH Rehabilitation Flying Faculty’ which assists in developing rehabilitation capacity in low and middle income countries.
She has published over 300 scientific papers in academic journals (including 18 Cochrane reviews, 13 RCTs, 20 book chapters), and is invited speaker at national and international conferences (over 60 presentations in last 5 years). She supervises 9 PhD and 3 MD students at the University of Melbourne. She is also a reviewer for ten rehabilitation journals. In 2017, The Rehabilitation Medicine Department RMH was nominated for the Haim Ring Institution award for contribution to International Exchange in Rehabilitation.
2.Professor André Thevenon
Professor André Thevenon is in charge of PRM teaching and training at Lille University Faculty of Medicine. He created and still serves as Head of the PRM department at Lille University Hospital and founded the reference centre for neuromuscular diseases.
André Thevenon is the ISPRM delegate for SOFMER (the French PRM society), the Editor of ISPRM News and Views and he holds the chair of the ISPRM publications and communications committee.
3.GULSEREN AKYUZ, M.D., PROF.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Current Positions (INTERNATIONAL) : ·
President of Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation (MFPRM) (October 2015-) Executive Board Member of ISPRM as a National Societies Representative Member from Eastern-Mediterranean Region (June 2014-)Representative Member of Turkish Society of PM&R in ISPRM (October 2013-) · European Trainer in the field of PM&R (March 2009-) Partner and Trainer of European Union (EU) Project in Riga PM&R Summer School ( January 2014-)*European Board Certificate for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Speciality has been given by UEMS in 2002 (Last re-certification was given until 2022) and the trainee program of our department has also been accrediated by UEMS in January 2009 for 5 years. Our Department was re-accrediated in September 2014
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Back Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (2005-); Alexandria Journal of Medicine (2015-); Contributer Reviewer of Rheumatology International (2012-); Regular Reviewer of American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010-); Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences(2014-); Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine(2014-); British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research (2016); Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation (2016)
Current Positions (NATIONAL) :
Professor, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine (Algology) (2011-); Professor, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) (1999-); Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Marmara University Hospital, Dept. of PM&R (1994-); Director of Cancer Rehabilitation & Cancer Pain Management (Since 2009) and Osteoporosis (Since 1990) Outpatient Clinic, Marmara University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; Board Member of Education Council of PM&R in Turkey (Since 2008); Trainer in Marmara University Institute of Health Sciences, Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation, Masters of Degree Program (1993-); Editorial Board Member of Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2005-); Turkish Journal of Pain (2007-); Medicus (2008-); Turkish Clinics (2004-); Turkish Journal of Osteoporosis (2000-)