DCRM: 6 and 7 November 2014, Rotterdam

Dear colleague,

On behalf of the Netherlands Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (VRA), we would like to invite you to join us for the Dutch Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (DCRM) on 6 and 7 November, 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.





We have put together a very interesting programme to facilitate the start of new ideas in research, education and clinical practice of rehabilitation medicine, not only in The Netherlands but also globally. The primary focus is on the patient and the development of efficient and effective rehabilitation programmes by the joined efforts of scientists, clinicians, persons with disabilities and related stakeholders. The theme of this Congress is: ’Changing Horizons’.

We are pleased to announce the following renowned keynote speakers:

·         Prof. Robert Palisano PT ScD – paediatric rehabilitation: role of autonomy focused intervention

·         Tamara Bushnik PhD and Juan Martina MD – opportunities and challenges in international cooperation

·         Prof. Coen van Bennekom MD PhD – implementation of e-health

·         Prof. Dirk Ruwaard MD PhD – new pathways in rehabilitation medicine within primary care

The large number of workshops and mini-symposia, including three free paper sessions and a debate during these two days will guarantee a broad variety of interesting scientific topics. And last but not least very interesting posters will be presented in the meeting area where you are invited to discuss the interesting results of the high quality research that has been performed within rehabilitation medicine.

The official language of the congress is English



Call for abstracts and workshops


We have the pleasure to invite you to submit abstracts and proposals for workshops/ mini-symposia for our Congress.

Proposals for workshops/ mini-symposia must be submitted before April 1, 2014. All abstracts must be submitted before June 1, 2014.





Accreditation will be applied for at the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), VRA and NAPA.



Rotterdam, must see city 2014




The congress will take place at conference centre De Doelen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Rotterdam, World Port World City, is a city you have to experience yourself. It is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace, redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline every time you visit and presenting new cultural and sporting events to surprise and delight you. Its ever-changing nature makes Rotterdam a city that you can rediscover time and again.

Both Rough Guides and the New York Times have featured Rotterdam as a city that you must visit. Rough Guides put Rotterdam at number 8 on the list of 'Top 10 Cities for 2014' and the metropolis on the river Maas has also hit 10th place on the New York Times list of '52 Places to Go in 2014'. Both lists praise the city highly, not least for its architecture.

We look forward to meeting you at the DCRM 2014 in The Netherlands!

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Rob J.E.M. Smeets MD PhD

President of the Scientific Committee
Netherlands Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.




More information


For more information about the Congress, registration and accommodation please visit www.rehabilitationmedicinecongress.nl.

Please feel free to send this announcement to your colleagues.



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