European Academy of Rehabilitation partnership with Cochrane Rehabilitation

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Cochrane Rehabilitation and the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (EARM) with the aim to develop and implement joint activities that support and further strengthen the use of health evidence. This body of up to 50 senior doctors in the specialty across Europe was created in 1969. Academicians are invited on the basis of their distinguished contribution to the specialty, particularly its humanitarian aspects. The aim of the Academy is to improve all areas of rehabilitation for the benefit of those who need it. It thus promotes education and research across Europe, acting as a reference point in scientific, educational and research matters, exchanging ideas and information, facilitating the exchange of PRM doctors between different countries and engaging in moral and ethical debate.The MoU was signed at the EARM General Assembly, held in Helsinki May 25th 2018, by the Director of Cochrane Rehabilitation, prof. Stefano Negrini and the President of EARM, Prof. Xanthi Michail.

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3rd Edition of WhiteBook on PRM published

The White Book (WB) of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) in Europe is produced by the 4 European PRM Bodies (European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine - EARM, European Society of PRM - ESPRM, European Union of Medical Specialists - PRM Section, European College of PRM-ECPRM served by the European Union of Medical Specialists-PRM Board) and constitutes the reference book for PRM physicians in Europe. It has now reached its third edition; the first was published in 1989 and the second in 2006/2007. The WB has multiple purposes, including providing a unifying framework for European countries, to inform decision-makers on European and national level, to offer educational material for PRM trainees and physicians and information about PRM to the medical community, other rehabilitation professionals and the public.

Click here to download the White Book.



ESPRM Congress 2018: official launch of the PRM White Book in Europe, with the Presidents of the EU PRM bodies, the President of ISPRM and the Editor. 


Alex Chantraine






Prof Alex Chantraine (1930 - 2018)

Emeritus Professor at the University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine.


With great sadness we announce that on the 13th of January 2018 , our colleague and member in European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine  since 1985, Prof Alex Chantraine passed away.

He has been nominated as first Professor of PRM in Europe on 1970. From 1973-1997 he has served as Professor and head of the PRM department at the University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine.

He was one of the pioneers of the European Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, and he has dedicated most of his life to the scientific advancement and quality of PRM discipline in Europe, acting as President of the UEMS section of PRM from 1994 to 1998 and later, as President of the European Board of PRM from 1998 to 2000.

Moreover, he has been elected as President of AFIGAP (Association Francophone Internationale de Groupe d’Animation de la Paraplégie) from 1990 till 1994, as well as General Secretary of EARM from 1994 till 2006.

We will always remember his clever spirit, (both as scientist and as researcher) and his kind attitude. We will miss him a lot in EARM, but his spirit will always remain with us.

May he rest in peace.

On behalf of all Academicians, we have expressed our condolences to his family members.


       Xanthi MICHAIL                          Angela McNAMARA    

  President of EARM                        Secretary of EARM


2017 AEMR Prize

ESPRM 2018 Congress in Vilnius: X.Michail, President of EARM, announces the winner of the EARM prize 2017: K.Groleger Srsen from Slovenia





New Cochrane Rehabilitation field

We are very happy and proud to announce the official day of the Launch, December 16th 2016,  of Cochrane Rehabilitation (, the new Cochrane Field totally devoted to the development and spread of evidence in Rehabilitation, linking the world of Rehabilitation with that of Cochrane (

Stay tuned on a dedicated page of the website ( as well as on FaceBook page (@CochraneRehab) and via Twitter (@CochraneRehab) to follow the shared welcome addresses of the major stakeholders that have expressed their support to the Cochrane Rehabilitation Field (among them there is the welcome address of Prof.X.Michail, President of EARM).
2016 AEMR Prize




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