Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions is proud to announce the inaugural edition of the CME accredited Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation multi-track event, taking place on the 18-19 November at the Roda Al Murooj Downtown Dubai Hotel.

During the two days, a variety of sessions, panel discussions, demonstrations and interactive activities will be held, and participants will have the opportunity to network and share best practice with other professionals.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will feature 3 separate dedicated conference tracks across both days and will feature:

Sports Medicine and Injury: This will cover all aspects of the four key joints, including ankle, knee, shoulder and hip. The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of practical and technical information on the broad range of current and emerging areas in sports injury treatment and prevention.

Rheumatology: The 2-day Rheumatology Conference will be divided into two distinct days, with day one dedicated to Rheumatologists and day two designed for General Practitioners with a special interest in rheumatology. The content has been developed to improve knowledge & education of rheumatology disorders at an intermediary level. It will also provide a framework for how those in primary care can effectively communicate with secondary care practitioners in this field.

Physical Medicine and Rehab (PMR): The congress will feature a dedicated PMR conference track covering rehabilitation & pain management issues relating to muscles, bones, ligaments and the nervous system. 


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  • Rehabilitation practice on core areas of neurological aspects
  • Kinesio taping methods for musculoskeletal pain
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Effectively integrate services of primary and secondary care providers to obtain best outcomes for patients
  • Role of technology in rehabilitation


  • Investigate breakthrough methodologies and best practices in rehabilitation
  • Explore new innovative and integrated pain management strategies to improve patient outcomes
  • Review rehabilitation approaches & issues in chronic pain treatment, discussing when intervention methods are required
  • Evaluate relevant case-studies and evidence based research to make informed decisions on how best to treat long term patients with complex cases

Key Speakers Include

Dr. Humeira Badsha
Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Ghita Harifi
Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Nelly Ziade Zoghbi
Assitant Professor of Rheumatologist
Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital and Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Anna Zickerman
Medical Director & Founder
Up and Running Integrated Wellness Centre, Dubai, UAE

Dr. William D. Murrell
Chief Science Officer
Emirates Hospital Group, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Santhosh A. Thomas
Associate Medical Director
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA