First Latvian National Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Rīga Stradiņš University 19 – 20 September 2019
In celebration of a quarter-century of rehabilitation education in Latvia Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) will host the first Latvian National Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine on 19 – 20 September 2019. It will gather a wide network of experts reflecting the multidisciplinarity of the field. The Latvian Association of Rehabilitation Professional Organisations and RSU in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Medical Rehabilitation and the RSU Alumni Association are the organisers of the congress. The event will be held at the RSU main building, 16 Dzirciema Iela.
All rehabilitation professionals are welcome to participate in the congress – rehabilitation doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, audiologists and speech therapists, technical orthopaedists, art therapists, nutrition specialists, health psychologists and other professionals. Alongside rehabilitation professionals representing various professions and specialities, other interested parties, like social workers and organisers, inclusive education specialists, academic staff and others, are also invited to participate with reports, poster presentations or as listeners.
The event aims to look back on what has been accomplished over 25 years in the field of practical rehabilitation, and agree on the establishment of a new unified rehabilitation system in Latvia building on the existing education system, professional experience and examples from neighbouring countries.
Main congress themes:
- Education of rehabilitation specialists;
- Human functioning and the assessment thereof – the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), ICF for children and youth;
- Digital solutions in healthcare and rehabilitation;
- Rehabilitation of children with developmental disabilities and rare diseases;
- Rehabilitation providers’ experience and the development of rehabilitation services in Latvia;
- Reamwork in rehabilitation;
- Rehabilitation within the frame of primary healthcare;
- Provision of therapy and assistive technologies in rehabilitation;
- Reforms in the field of rehabilitation in Latvia.