Presidium

President


Nam-Jong Paik MD, PhD

Korea

Dr. Paik is a tenured Professor of Seoul National University and working at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.

He studied at Human Cortical Physiology Section at NINDS/NIH, USA as a visiting fellow before.

He is serving as an associate editor of several international journals and 2007 Fletcher H. McDowell Award recipient from the American Society for NeuroRehabilitation.

President-Elect


Teresita Joy Ples Evangelista  MD, MHA, FPARM

Philippines

Professor, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Past President, Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine

Past Chairperson, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, UP-PGH

Past Chairperson, Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Professional Regulation Commission

Chairperson, Dept of Physical Med and Rehabilitation, Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Head, Rehabilitation Medicine Section, Philippine Children's Medical Center

President, Philippine Society of Neurorehabilitation

Edictor in chief of PARM Proceedings, official journal of PARM

Secretary General


Nirmal Surya

India

Dr.  Nirmal Surya is the Chairman of Surya Neuro Centre, Mumbai  and Founder Trustee and Chairman of Epilepsy Foundation India

Past Director for Department of Neuro- rehabilitation at BYL Nair Hospital & Topiwala Medical College(2000-2015)
President, 10th World Congress in Neuro-Rehabilitation (WCNR 2018), Hyderabad, India.

Chair for Special Interest Group(SIG) on developing world forum of WFNR

Vice president, (South Asia) of WFNR (World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation),

President of Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (IFNR)

Treasurer, Indian Academy of Neurology, 2014-2017   

Member, Program committee, 9th World Congress in Neurorehabilitation, May 2016, Philadelphia.

Past President of Bombay Neurosciences Association (BNA) and Maharashtra Association of Neurology(MAN)
Guest Editor of Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation April 2004 issue.

Treasurer


Tiebin YAN MD, PhD

China

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Guangzhou

Board member, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Vice President, Chinese Association of Rehaiblitation Medicien (CARM)

Chairman, Committee of Rehabilitation Therapy,CARM 

President, Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine


Dr. Tiebin YAN's research areas include neurorehabilitation esp.  motor control and motor recovery of patients with brain injury (such as stroke and TBI) and spinal cord injury; clinical application and research of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NES) .

National Representatives

Australia 


Professor Fary Khan MBBS, MD, FAFRM (RACP)

Director of rehabilitation, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne

Adjunct Professor, Disability Inclusive Unit, Nossal

Institute of Global Health, & School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University


Email: fary.khan@mh.org.au

Bangladesh 


Dr. Taslim Uddin

Professor and Chief of the Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), 

Faculty member of the BSMMU and Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons BCPS. 

Vice President of Bangladesh Association of PMR and Treasurer of Bangladesh Chapter of International Association for the study of Pain (IASP) 

International Society of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) committee of RDR. 

Treasurer "of RDR committee of ISPRM

Areas of interest and research : musculoskeletal Pain (MSK) and rehabilitation, neuropathic pain, spinal cord injuries, stroke rehabilitation, disaster response rehabilitation, international and regional PMR development and cooperation.


China 


Tiebin YAN MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Guangzhou

Board member, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Vice President, Chinese Association of Rehaiblitation Medicien (CARM)

Chairman, Committee of Rehabilitation Therapy,CARM 

President, Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine


Dr. Tiebin YAN's research areas include neurorehabilitation esp.  motor control and motor recovery of patients with brain injury (such as stroke and TBI) and spinal cord injury; clinical application and research of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NES) .


Email: dr.yan@126.com

Hong Kong


Dr. Leonard SW Li

Head of Division of Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Hospital and University of Hong Kong

President of World Federation for Neurorehabilitation


Dr. Li's research interest is in the field of Motor recovery and Spasticity. Healso sits in the Editorial Board of the journal of “Neurorehabilitation and Nerve Repair".

India


Dr. Nirmal Surya

Dr.  Nirmal Surya is the Chairman of Surya Neuro Centre, Mumbai  and Founder Trustee and Chairman of Epilepsy Foundation India

Past Director for Department of Neuro- rehabilitation at BYL Nair Hospital & Topiwala Medical College(2000-2015)
President, 10th World Congress in Neuro-Rehabilitation (WCNR 2018), Hyderabad, India.

Chair for Special Interest Group(SIG) on developing world forum of WFNR

Vice president, (South Asia) of WFNR (World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation),

President of Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (IFNR)

Treasurer, Indian Academy of Neurology, 2014-2017   

Member, Program committee, 9th World Congress in Neurorehabilitation, May 2016, Philadelphia.

Past President of Bombay Neurosciences Association (BNA) and Maharashtra Association of Neurology(MAN)
Guest Editor of Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation April 2004 issue.

Japan


Dr.Izumi Kondo

Dr. Kondo is the Vice-president of Hospital, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG) and he also manages both the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Center of Assistive Robotics in NCGG.

He studied at McMaster University as a foreign researcher and introduced several assessment tools for cerebral palsy from there and applied them to develop the evaluation system for the insurance of medical accident at birth in his own country.

As a co-recipient, he won the Poster Award at Korea-Japan NeuroRehabilitation Conference twice in 2014 and 2016.


Email: ik7710@ncgg.go.jp

Korea 


Dr. Jongmin Lee

Professor at the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Konkum University Hospital

Chairman of the Korean Society for NeuroRehabilitation

Malaysia 


Dr Norhayati Hussein

MBBS, MRehabMed (Malaya),

Clinical Fellowship in Neurorehabilitation (Ontario, Canada)

Rehabilitation Physician &Head, Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hospital RehabilitasiCheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Executive Committee (Academic) of the Malaysian Association of Rehabilitation Physicians (MARP)

Member of World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (WFNR) & World Stroke Organization (WSO)

Dr Norhayati Hussein is attached to the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. She holds special interest in stroke rehabilitation and contributed to the 16th/17thedition of EBRSR-Evidence Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (www.ebrsr.com). Additionally, she is interested in therehabilitationof neurodegenerative conditions, brain plasticity and cognitive neuroscien ce.


Mongolia 


Otgontuya Dari ,MD, MSc

Working at Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Third  hospital of Mongolia

Studied  at the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and Taipei Hospital as neurorehabilitation fellow before

Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical University of Mongolia

Vice President, Neurorehabilitation association of Mongolia 

Myanmar 


Khin Myo Hla


Pakistan


Muhammad Naveed Babur, PhD, DPT, BSPT, CCNR

Principal/Dean Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, isra University,Pakistan

Director International Academy of rehabilitation sciences Research & Education(IARSRE), Pakistan

Secretary General of Pakistan Society for Neuro Rehabilitation(PSNR),Pakistan

Founder &  Member Board of Directors,Pakistan Physical Therapy Association

Member National Curricullum & Revision committee ,Physical Therapy, Higher Education commission of Pakistan

Editor in Chief of International Journal of Rehabilitation sciences(IJRS) and Rehab Times, Pakistan

Full member of World Association for Medical Editors (USA)

Chairman National Rehabilitation Conference (NRC) & Neuro Rehabilitation Conference, Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Naveed Babur has 26 research Publications and one book on his credit

Philippines


Dr. Jerico Dela Cruz

Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC), Quezon City, UP-Philippine General Hospital

Singapore


Peter Ai Chi Lim MBBS, FAAPMR, FAMS,FRCP Edin

Founding head, currently senior consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

Group Chief Risk Officer, SingHealth Singapore

American Board certification, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; subspecialty certification, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Adjunct Professor, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Associate editor, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; International Advisory Board, Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine

President, Society of Rehabilitation Medicine Singapore; Past-President, ASEAN Rehabilitation Medicine Association (ARMA)

Taiwan, China


Dr. Shih-Ching Chen

Deputy Dean, Professor

School of Medicine, College of Medicine

Taipei Medical University

Thailand


Witsanu Kumthornthip

Chairman of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

 Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

 Vice President, World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (Southeast Asia) 

Chairman, Academic Committee of the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand (2013-2014, 2015-2016) Chairman of Thai Society of NeuroRehabilitation (TSNR) 

Executive Board of Thai Association for the Study of Pain (IASP, Thai Chapter)

Committee Chairs

Research Committee Chair


Dr. Masahiro Abo

Dr. Abo is the chairman at the department of rehabilitation medicine, the Jikei University School of Medicine.  He's also a Vice President of the hospital. He was studying at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute in Sweden.  As part of his research at the Karolinska Institute, he studied magnetic stimulation in both humans and rats for two years.  The discovery of TMS and how to use it for stroke rehabilitation has founded the path of his career which has so far resulted in several significant findings.

Education Committee Chair


Witsanu Kumthornthip

Chairman of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

 Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

 Vice President, World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (Southeast Asia) 

Chairman, Academic Committee of the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand (2013-2014, 2015-2016) Chairman of Thai Society of NeuroRehabilitation (TSNR) 

Executive Board of Thai Association for the Study of Pain (IASP, Thai Chapter)