VIII Baltic & North Sea Congress on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (BNCPRM 2024)

Strengthening Bridges between Europe and the Baltic Region
Innovation and updates on evidence based clinical practice

September 14-16, 2024. Vilnius, Lithuania

An important notice!
Early registration (with Early bird fee) and abstract submission deadline extended to 22 of July. 
Hurry up and attend the Congress at a reduced price, this is the only extension!

When the Baltic & North Sea Forum on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (BNF-PRM) was founded, the exchange of knowledge and experience in the countries of the region that have been divided by the so-called Iron Curtain for more than 50 years, was in the center of activities and a special profile for conferences was developed. Additionally, educational courses have been organized and the development in neighboring countries like Ukraine was supported by several activities.

Due to restrictions to meet during the COVID-pandemic and maybe also due to the progressing alignment of rehabilitation services, the activities of the BNF-PRM slightly decreased. However, a very successful conference was organized in June 2022 in Tartu (Estonia).

The invasion of the Russian army into Ukrainian territory changed the political balance and the life situation dramatically. Military activities cause a high number of severe physical injuries and mental trauma, both in military people and in civilians. Infrastructure is destroyed without excluding hospitals and medical centers. Furthermore, the growing communication and collaboration of rehabilitation experts in all countries of the regions was interrupted in many aspects.

These are only some of the reasons why the original idea of the Baltic & North Sea Forum on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine seems to be more important as ever and collaboration all over Europe is one of most important response to the new political situation. Reflecting this situation, the Baltic and North Sea Conference, held in Vilnius (Lithuania) will be dedicated to strengthening bridges between Europe and the Baltic Region and to discuss innovation and updates on evidence based clinical practice. Besides this, the focus will be on educational updates and practical skills development for all members of the multi-professional rehabilitation team based on the best available scientific evidence.  

We cordially invite you to participate in the conference bringing in European experience, best practices in the Baltic region and supporting Ukraine in strengthening its rehabilitation services.

Prof. Christoph Gutenbrunner
President Elect
Rehabilitation International

Prof.  Alvydas Juocevicius
President of the BNF-PRM
Congress President

Prof. Kristian Borg
PRM Past-president of the
BNF-PRM