The 6th Jordanian Society of Physical Medicine, Arthritis & Rehabilitation The 8th Pan Arab Congress in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Raed Bin Zeid

Jordanian Society of Physical Medicine, Arthritis & Rehabilitation

Pan-Arab Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

in Collaboration with

The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

The 6th Jordanian Society of Physical Medicine, Arthritis & Rehabilitation

The 8th Pan Arab Congress in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

“Rehabilitation without barriers”

Le Meridien Hotel Amman

13-16 May 2014

Amman – Jordan


On Behalf of JSPRM, we are honored to invite you to attend The 6th Jordanian Society of Physical Medicine, Arthritis & Rehabilitation and The 8th Pan Arab Congress in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “Rehabilitation without barriers”, which will be held in Amman-Jordan between 13–16 May 2014.

Every effort will be made to make this congress unique and fruitful as it will host eminent speakers from Arab region, Europe, U.S.A, and the rest of the world.

The scientific program will cover all important and relevant topics related to PMR, and will provide a scientific platform made by numerous sessions, educational courses, symposia, as well as different workshops.

In addition, we will discuss in this congress the strategy of PMR in Arab World, in relation to education and practice including the rights of persons with disabilities and how to strengthen the cooperation with ISPRM and MFPRM.

The excellence of the scientific program, enriched by the historical and beautiful environment of Jordan with its diverse touristic places will make your stay both pleasant and educational.

We look forward to seeing you in Amman.

Dr. Khalil Abbadi, MD

JSPRM & Congress President



Welcome Message from The President of the Pan-Arab Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure and honor to extend this invitation, on behalf of the Pan-Arab Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PAPMR, to all of you to participate in the 8th Congress of PAPMR to be held in Amman, Jordan on 13-16 May, 2014.

On behalf of The Pan-Arab Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Jordanian Society of Physical Medicine, Arthritis and Rehabilitation, will be hosting The 8th Congress of the Pan Arab Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, together with the 6th Jordanian congress in Physical Medicine, Arthritis and Rehabilitation.

The Pan-Arab Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was established in 1995 and comprises member Arab countries. All of us are united in the belief that the best possible care should be provided to our patients. We share a common vision – advancement of the science of PM&R.

Our colleagues at The Jordanian Society of Physical Medicine, Arthritis and Rehabilitation, are working hard under the leadership of Dr. Khalil Al-Abbadi to present a contemporary scientific program against the backdrop of tradition that Jordan represent. Do join your friends from around the world for what promises to be an academically stimulating and intellectually enriching Congress.

I hope this Congress will be an exciting and productive gathering of physiatrists from the Arab World and provide an opportunity to share their knowledge, experience and to exchange ideas with worldwide experts and high distinguished international speakers from different scientific areas related to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as to provide a platform for networking and collaboration between colleagues.

On behalf of PAPMR, I would like to encourage you to join us at this outstanding PM&R Congress.

I hope to see you in Amman, in 2014.

Mohammed Hisham Tenbakji, MD

President of the Pan-Arab Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Society Administration Committee & Congress Chairman Committees

  • Dr. Khalil Abadi – President of the Congress & Society
  • Dr. Wael Thunaibat – Vice President
  • Dr. Mohammad Omar Abu-Zaid – Conference Secretary General & Chairman of Medical Exhibition Committee
  • Dr. Ziad Hawamdah – Chairman of Scientific Committee
  • Dr. Mohammad Kanaan – Chairman of Financial Committee
  • Dr. Khaldoun Al-Adwan – Chairman of Social Committee
  • Dr. Ali Al-Hadid – Chairman of International Relations Committee
  • Dr. Ali Al-Rjub – Chairman of Information Committee


Members of Executive Committee

  • Dr. Haitham Abu-Hmeidan
  • Dr. Mohammad Omar Abu-Zaid
  • Dr. Khaldoun Al-Adwan
  • Dr. Ibrahim Al-Amairey
  • Dr. Jalal Al-Bataineh
  • Dr. Ali Al-Ghuweri
  • Dr. Ali Al-Hadid
  • Dr. Sadeq Al-Khalidi
  • Dr. Salem Al-Majali
  • Dr. Jafar Almomani
  • Dr. Ali Al-Rjub
  • Dr. Hisham Al-Sayegh
  • Dr. Marwan Al-Taher
  • Dr. Taha Al-Tawayah
  • Dr. Abdel-Fattah Al-Worikat
  • Dr. Barakat Al-Zaben
  • Dr. Saed A. Barghothy
  • Dr. Aida Doughan
  • Dr. Zuhair El-Sabbagh
  • Dr. Sameer Gammoh
  • Dr. Sameer Guboug
  • Dr. Khalil Abbadi
  • Dr. Ziad Hawamdah
  • Dr. Mohammad Kanaan
  • Dr. Jane Kawar
  • Dr. Ali Otom
  • Dr. Yusef Sarhan
  • Dr. Ziad Sbeih
  • Dr. Nizar Sbeinati
  • Dr. Wael Thunaibat


Faculty Speakers

  • Dr. Khalil Abbadi (Jordan)
  • Dr. Badrieh Abbadi (Jordan)
  • Dr. Mohieldin M Ahmed (Kuwait)
  • Dr. Gülseren AKYÜZ (Turkey)
  • Dr. Kauthar Al-Busaidy (Oman)
  • Dr. Aziz K Alfeeli (Kuwait)
  • Dr. Maher Saad Al-Jadid (KSA)
  • Dr. Salem Alkandari (Kuwait)
  • Dr. Ahmed Samer Alkawadri (Syria)
  • Dr. Nihad Almasri (Jordan)
  • Dr. Ali Al-Rjub (Jordan)
  • Dr. Abdelfattah Al-Worikat (Jordan)
  • Dr. Barakat Al-Zaben (Jordan)
  • Dr. Ziad M. Alzoubi (Jordan)
  • Dr. Christian Angleitner (Austria)
  • Dr. Ausaylah Burgan (Jordan)
  • Dr. Foti Calogero (Italy)
  • Dr. Chenko Chalukov (Bulgaria)
  • Dr. Issam Elshanti (Jordan)
  • Dr. Nabeel Elshanti (Jordan)
  • Dr. Elmar Finger (Germany/Türkiye)
  • Dr. Franco Franchignoni (Italy)
  • Dr. Zohra Ben Salah Frih (Tunis)
  • Dr. Naglaa Gadallah (Egypt)
  • Dr. Sameer Gammoh (Jordan)
  • Dr. Khalil Ghoussoub (Lebanon)
  • Dr. Alessandro Giustini (Italy)
  • Dr. Yousef Yousef Hamdan (KSA)
  • Dr. Hani Hattar (Sweden)
  • Dr. Ziad Hawamdeh (Jordan)
  • Dr. Firas Husban (Jordan)
  • Dr. Elena Ilieva (Bulgaria)
  • Dr. Marta Imamura (Brazil) President of ISPRM
  • Dr. Anis Jellad (Tunis)
  • Dr. Mohammad Kanan (Jordan)
  • Dr. Olaf Kuhnke (Switzerland)
  • Dr. Cameron Lindsay (UK)
  • Dr. Wadah Malhes (Palestine)
  • Dr. Xanthi Michail (Greek) President of ESPRM
  • Dr. Saif Mofid (UK)
  • Dr. Hamdi Negresh (Jordan)
  • Dr. Rabea Odeh (Jordan)
  • Dr. Aheed Osman (UK)
  • Dr. Ali Otom (Jordan)
  • Dr. Bryan O’Young (USA)
  • Dr. Anand Pandyan (UK)
  • Dr. Fernando Parada (Portugal)
  • Dr.Shajan Purushothaman (Kuwait)
  • Dr. Mazen Qaqish (Jordan)
  • Dr. Nejib REJAB (Tunis)
  • Dr. Sola Sader (Lebanon)
  • Dr. Maysoun Saleh (Jordan)
  • Dr. Yousef Sarhan (Jordan)
  • Dr. Tarek Shafshak (Egypt)
  • Dr. Yousef R. A. Shehada (Palestine)
  • Dr. M. Hisham TENBAKJI (Syria) President of PAPMR
  • Dr. Amal Zemzemi (Tunis)


Preliminary Scientific Program


Tuesday May 13, 2014

09:00-17:00 Registration & Exhibition Set-up
18:00-19:00 Opening Ceremony, Exhibition Opening &Cocktail Reception


Wednesday May 14, 2014

07:30 Registration
08:30-10:40 Session 1: Pain Management & Rehabilitation
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Session 2: Spinal Cord Injury & Rehabilitation
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:20 Session 3: Neuro Rehabilitation & Spasticity
16:20-16:45 Coffee Break
16:45-18:45 Session 4: Musculo Skeletal Disorders & Orthopedic


Thursday May 15, 2014

07:30 Registration
08:00-09:45 Session 5:  Rheumatology & Rehabilitation
09:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-13:00 Session 6: Advances in Rehabilitation & Neuroregeneration
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Session 7: Rehabilitation Strategy
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 Session 8: General PMR


Friday May 16, 2014

07:30 Registration
09:00-10:15 Session 10: Medical SPA and Balneo Climatology
10:15-11:30 Workshop: Dead Sea Development Zone Business Opportunities & Planning of Health Tourism Related to Medical Spa & Balneo Climatology
11:30-14:30 Friday Prayer & Lunch


Hotel Accommodation

Main venue of the conference

                                                                         Single                        Double

Le Meridien Hotel Amman Hotel (5 Stars)

Standard Room                                                                   JD. 95++                                JD105 ++


  • All prices are in JD, subject to 10% service charge & 8% sales tax , and inclusive of Buffet Breakfast.
  • Breakfast will be served at La Brasserie Restaurant on a daily basis from 7:00am to 10:30am.


Event’s Downloads

File Name


Conference Registration Form


 Hotel Registration Form


 First Announcement – Part 1


First Announcement – Part 2


 Preliminary  Scientific Program