The European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Trans European Scientific Contest

ESPRM TESC 2020 Belgrade - May 2nd, 2020  

During previous congresses of ESPRM there has been a contest called TESC.

The aim of TESC is to stimulate young physicians in PRM to perform clinical research and to present the results during the ESPRM congresses.

Each national society has the right to select one young PRM physician to compete in TESC.

The candidates should be residents or young specialists in PRM not more than 3 years after graduation as PRM specialist.

They should present their own research and have approval of their supervisor.

Because each national society is allowed to delegate one candidate, national societies are requested to organize in their own countries and during the meeting of their national society a selection procedure/national contest in order to select the best candidate from each country.

Your national society is free on how to organize this selection procedure. The organizing committee of ESPRM TESC (Enrique Varela, Henk Stam and Thierry Lejeune) and the organizing committee of the 22nd ESPRM Congress of PRM will need the names of the candidates before February 1st, 2020. After this date no candidate will be accepted for the contest. The candidates will have to prepare a presentation of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers. A jury will be installed consisting of senior researchers coming from countries that have sent a candidate for TESC. The jury will judge the contributions on research quality, presentation and relevance for PRM.

The file will include: 
  • Name of the candidate
  • Abstract
  • CV of the candidate
  • Supervisor name
  • Contribution of the candidate to the research (design, experiment, analysis, writing, etc.)

The candidates who obtain one of the prizes, will attend as guests to the Presidents dinner of the congress, where the prizes will be delivered.

Please send proposals to:

At the 22nd European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, the UEMS PRM Board will grant the awards to the best Oral or Poster presentations. One gold award and two special mentions will be given:

  • to young PRM specialists (up to 5 years after graduation as a PRM specialists)
  • to PRM trainees

provided that they meet the following requirements:

  1. to be Board certified
  2. to be the First or Presenting author of a scientific contribution accepted as Oral or Poster presentation to the ESPRM Congress
  3. to present their contribution during the UEMS PRM Board Award Session (in 10 minutes).

The gold awardee will receive:

  1. a diploma & a voucher for UEMS PRM Board recertification (free of certification fees)
  2. a voucher for 50% reduction of the certification or recertification fee, for the training centre the awardee has/had his training in, or he works at (awardees’ choice).

In case of two participants ex aequo, the prize of the category is doubled.

Trainees or young medical specialists awarded a “Special mention” will receive a diploma.


Board certified PRM trainees and young PRM specialists (up to 5 years after graduation) who wish to compete for the UEMS PRM Board Awards are kindly requested to apply, the latest by 1st April 2020, by sending an email to the Board Deputy Secretary Dr. Piotr Tederko at stating the following:


  1. Name and Surname
  2. Country
  3. Date of issue and Number of the Board Certification
  4. Title of Oral/Poster contribution accepted for presentation at the ESPRM Congress

The Abstract of the contribution must be attached to the email.

The presentations will be evaluated by the members of the Board Jury:

  • Mauro Zampolini
  • Maria Gabriella Ceravolo
  • Nikolaos Barotsis
  • Rolf Frischknecht 
  • Aydan Oral

    M.G. Ceravolo, UEMS PRM BOARD President

“My rehab thesis in 180 seconds (MRT180)” session

2020 Belgrade - May 2nd, 2020

Research has always been a priority in PRM to contribute to “better health for all people with disability” (
“My rehab thesis in 180 seconds (MRT180)” session which is accommodated in the scientific program of the ESPRM 2020 specifically for PhD students will serve as an outstanding milieu for disseminating diverse scientific research activities for persons with disabilities.

The aims of the “MRT180” session are: 
  • To provide opportunity to recognize diverse research possibilities for persons with disabilities
  • To provide motivation for research in rehabilitation
  • To provide professional development opportunity for PhD students in presenting research
  • To promote scientific popularization

Selected PhD students (through submitted abstracts specifically for this session) among different disciplines involved in research for persons with
disabilities will present their theses in a very short time (3 minutes) in an attractive and widely understandable manner with a single PowerPoint slide.

PhD students in any rehabilitation relevant discipline can participate in the “MRT180” session provided that they are enrolled in a doctoral program the academic year 2019 - 2020 or they have obtained their PhD in the academic year 2018 - 2019.

For participating in “MRT180” session, there is a need for abstract submission during which the topic B.10. “Biomedical Rehabilitation Sciences” will be selected and “MRT180” will be inserted before the abstract title.