Message from President

A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation known as Physiatrist treats patients with physical and/or cognitive impairments and disabilities that result from musculoskeletal, neurological or other medical conditions. Physiatrists have expertise in medications, therapeutic exercise and interventions for management of pain and spasticity, electro diagnosis, prostheses, orthoses and other equipment to assist daily activities and coordinate treatment to help patients improve their physical, psychological, social and vocational function.

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Message from General Secretary

A Physiatrist or PMR physician is a medical specialist in pain, paralysis, musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatological diseases, diseases of nerve and brain, injury and illness related to disability. Physiatrist approaches to patient with a look at the person as a whole not just the disease or condition. BAPMR is the national medical specialty organization in Bangladesh that represents about 260 Physiatrists nationwide. The association started its journey in 1995 under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Md. Quamrul Islam the father of Physical Medicine in Bangladesh. Since the beginning the association has been sincerely working to raise the awareness regarding the specialty among physicians and general people. Our members are actively participating in scientific meeting at national, regional and international level with exchange of new ideas in the field of Physiatry. BAPMR has been organizing scientific seminars, symposium, workshops and international days related to disability regularly.

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Journals of BAPMR

International Conferences


10th National Scientific Conference of BAPMRCON 2018

Date: 2018-09-29 to 2018-10-01


1. Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC)
2. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka
Workshop Venue: Dhakay Medical College/Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka


Think Rehabilitation... End Disability


1)  Challenges of developing PMR in Bangladesh.

2)  Updates of Medical Rehabilitation.

3)  Advanced Pain Management in Musculo-skeletal and Rheumatic Conditions

4)  Newer Diagnostic Procedures and Interventions Techniques in PMR.

5)  Stem Cell


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are here again, with great scientific endeavor and academic commitment to our discipline, to organize the 10th Bi-annual national Conference of Bangladesh Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (BAPMR) to be held on 29 September – 01 October 2018 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Your active participation in the scientific sessions can turn this great gathering to a successful one. So, it is our utmost pleasure to welcome your active participation to the scientific and other programs of the conference.

We believe that with the participation of the learned resource persons from home and abroad this conference will provide a great opportunity to have a good and multidimensional exposure to the recent advancements in the different areas of our discipline. We hope, it will also able to raise awareness among the participants about the challenges of establishing clinical services related to the discipline.

On behalf of the organizing committee our heartiest call to all the Physicians of all discipline and other professionals involved in management musculoskeletal ailments and rehabilitation of disability at home and abroad to come forward to make this conference a successful through their active and dynamic participation.

The theme of this Conference “Think Rehabilitation End Disability” expresses our emphasis on updating the knowledge of the professionals dedicated to manage pain and disability with contemporary scientific advancements by the wheels of rehabilitation. Eminent experts of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) as well as other related disciplines from home and abroad are expected to be present with their learned papers in this august gathering. We hope the participants will bring forward their most recent scientific works, so that newer and emerging concepts and innovations in the field of PMR will be projected adequately.

On 29th of September we are going to organize three Preconference Workshops on -

1)    Rehabilitation of Swallowing Disorders

2)    Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging: USG & MRI

3)    Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury

4)    Acute Neurorehabilitation

The details will be projected soon in our website.

Dhaka is a historic city that showcases modern life with its own culture and tradition. Along with the widely recognized Bangladeshi hospitality, you will have the opportunity to take part in an incomparable program of social activities, enjoy shopping, experience the delicious Bangladeshi food,visit historic places, and enjoy magnificent tourist destinations of our beautiful nature including Cox’sbazaar -the longest sea beach of the world, Saint Martin Island, Great Sundarbans, Hilly Districts of Rangamati and Banderbans.

Expecting all of you in the festive and  academic  programs of BAPMRCON 2018.


                 Prof. Md.Moniruzzaman Khan                                             Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain 

                     Chair,  Organizing Committee,                                           Secretary, 0rganizing Committee 

                               BAPMRCON 2018                                                                  BAPMRCON 2018





Conference Venue

• Bangladesh Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC), Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.

• Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka


1. Challenges of Developing PMR in Bangladesh

2. Updates of Medical Rehabilitation

3. Advanced Pain Management in Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Conditions

4. Newer Diagnostic Procedures and Interventions in PMR

5. Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine in MSK disorders

6. Research in PMR

Conference Information

Conference Dates                                             : 29 Sep - 1October 2018

Pre Conference Workshop                                  : 28-29 September 2018

Opening Ceremony                                           : 30 September 2018

Cultural Night and Grand Dinner                        : 30 September 2018

Deadline for Abstract Submission                       : 15 August 2018

Deadline for Registration                                   : 31 August 2018


Call for Abstracts:

Dear Fellow Physicians and Professionals,

We congratulate all of you because your active participation has turned our last scientific conference, 9th biannual conference and scientific seminar of Bangladesh Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (BAPMRC0N) in December 2016, a successful one. We are happy to inform you that our 10th Scientific conference is knocking at your door, It will held on 29  September - 01 October 2018 at Bangladesh Bangabandhu International  Conference Centre (BICC) and Bangabandhu Shelikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka. This year the theme of the conference is – “Think Rehabilitation End Disability”.

It is our great pleasure to invite all of you again to participate actively, with your scientific endeavor and commitment to medical education and research, in the 10th conference of the Physiatrists in Bangladesh. This will be a more enriched conference as a number of world class international speakers and resource persons are going to join the conference and pre- conference workshops on two important subjects will be held. There will be four types of academic sessions in the conference- A) Conference Lecture Session   (This  will cover the Prroblems of operation and expansion of the discipline,  wiII include scientiifiicc and social issues as well). B) Plenary Lecture Sessions, C) Free Paper Session and D) Poster Presentofion Session. Abstracts will be categorized for presentation according to their type and significance. Five principal areas will be emphasized in this conference, they are -

1)  Challenges of developing PMR in Bangladesh.

2)  Updates of Medical Rehabilitation.

3)  Advanced Pain Management in Musculo-skeletal and Rheumatic Conditions

4)  Newer Diagnostic Procedures and Interventions Techniques in PMR.

5)  Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine in MSK disorders

6)  Current Research in PMR

In this Conference, for the first time, professionals other than Physicians who are related to Physiatry and Medical Rehabilitation will be allowed to participate as participant and also as paper presenter. So we are also welcoming Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Developmental Therapists, Rehabilitation Nurses, Psychologists, Nutritionists, Orthotists & Prosthetists, Social Workers and Professionals of any other discipline related to Medical Rehabilitation, to submit abstracts of their research work and or experience in the respective fields.

Our potential participants are requested to Choose their subjects,as far as possible, related to these broad headings for the Conference Lecture Sessions and Plenary Sessions. Other important abstracts will be accommodated in the Free Paper Sessions and Poster Presentations.

To participate actively in the scientific session please submit your abstract to both the email addresses given below by 15


Hoping for your active participation in the conference.


With regards-

            Prof. Monirul Islam                                                                        Dr. Moshiur  Rahman  Khasru 

                     Chair                                                                                                Member Secretay 

Scientific Committee, BAPMRCON 2018                                                   Scientific Committee, BAPMRCON 2018

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstracts must be sent to with a cc to Dr. Monirul Islam: (
  • Interesting topic in the field of medical rehabiIitation, muscuIoskeIetaI health, tissue regeneration and pain management will be preferred for presentation and publication in the conference.
  • All authors will be required to declare any potential, real or perceivable conflict of interest. Abstracts should be of 300 words or Iess, in English, incIuding titIe, but not authors or affiliations. Left justified, single spaced,12 point, Times New Roman. Figures and references are not allowed.
  • IRB clearance number with date should be mentioned in the abstract.
  • All presenters must be registered to the conference and attend the meeting.
  • Title of Abstract should appear in bold, do not indent. Title should indicate the content of the abstract. Use first initial followed by last name, omit degrees.
  • For paper submission place an asterisk(*) after the name of author presenting the paper. On a separate Iine, type as succinctly as possible the names of institutions and countries.
  • Leave one blank in between the title/author block and the abstract text.
  • The abstract text should include background, methods, results and conclusion.
  • Each abstract must be submitted in electronic form as MSWord for windows2010, or any previous version.

For further information visit:

Program schedule:

Day 1 & 2: September 28-29, 2018

Preconference Workshops

• Events

8.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Workshop 1 (28-29 Sep): Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging: USG & MRI

                     Venue- Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka

Workshop 2 (29 Sep): Rehabilitation of Swallowing Disorders

                    Venue- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka

Workshop 3 (29 Sep): Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury

Venue- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka

DAY 3 : September 30, 2018

             Venue- Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC), Dhaka

• Events

09.00 AM           : Conference Lecture Session I

10.00 AM           : Conference Lecture Session II

10.45 AM           : Tea Break

11.00 AM           : Scientific Session-I

1 2.15 PM           : Scientific Session-II

01.30PM            : Prayer & Lunch Break

02.30 PM            : Scientific Session-III

03.30 PM            : Debate Session

04.30 PM            : Raffle Draw

06.30 PM            : Reception for Cultural Night

07.30 PM            : Inaugural ceremony and Cultural Program

09.00 PM            : Conference Dinner

Day 4 : October 01, 2018

            Venue- Shaheed Dr.Milon Hall, BSMMU, Shahbagh, Dhaka

  • Events

08.00 AM      : Conference Lecture Session III

09.00 AM      :  Plenary Session-IV

10.00 AM      : Free Paper Session I

10.30 AM      : Poster Paper Presentation Session-VI

11.00 PM      : Tea Break

11.15 PM      : Free Paper Session II

12.15 PM      : Free Paper Session III

01.15 PM      : Prayer & Lunch Break

02.30 PM      : Closing Session


10th International Scientific Conference-BAPMRCON 2018

29 September-01October 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Conference President                    : Prof. Md. Quamrul Islam

Chair, Organizing Committee         : Prof. Md. Moniruzzaman Khan

Secretary, Organizing Committee   : Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain

Treasurer, Organizing Committee   : Prof. Shahidur Rahman

Chair, Scientific Committee            : Prof. Monirul Islam

Contact Person for Abstract Submission :

Prof. Monirul Islam, Chair, Scientific Committee



Dr. Moshiur  Rahman  Khasru, Member Secretary, Scientific Committee Tel:+8801716045646,

Contact persons for registration :

BSMMU - Dr. Md.Jasedur Rahman          - 01711823740

DMCH - Dr. Ripon Kumar Shaha             - 01715061935

SSMC  - Dr. Nilufar                               - 01840143190

ShSMCH - Dr. Monzur Ahmed                - 01819954666

NITOR    - Dr. Dilir Jamal                       - 01711030986

NIDCH - Dr. Prashanta Kumar Shaha      - 01718660967

NINS   - Dr. Aparajeya Bivab Baral         - 01717493018

CMCH     - Dr. Nitai Prasad Datta            - 01712236414

SOMCH - Dr. Abdullah Al Mamun            - 01914389669

RMCH    - Dr. Md Tariqul Islam Khan       - 01819055105

MMCH - Dr. Mohammad Azizur Rahman   - 01727364434

RpMCH - Dr. Md. Ariful Islam                  - 01716799474

Conference Secretariat :

Office of the Vice Principal,

Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tel : +88029115987, +8801711119715, +8801711009321, ++8801552-432717 Website

E-mail :,

Fax :880-2-9113673


Registration fee For Conference:

Post-graduate Doctors                                                    :  2,000 BDT

Trainee & Graduate Doctors                                            :  1,000 BDT

Accompanying person                                                    :  1,000 BDT 

UN Low Resource and SAARC Nation Attendee                  :  50 USD, 

Full Conference Attendee from other countries                  :  150 USD

ISPRM Member                                                               : 100 USD,

Student (Foreign)                                                            : 50 USD

Accompanying Person (Foreign)                                        : 75 USD

On spot registration: Only for Foreign participants              : 150 USD

For Pre-conference workshop needs separate registration (only limited participants)

Registration fee For Pre-conference Workshop:

Workshop (each one)- Taka 1000

Workshop Venue

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka
Workshop Venue: Dhakay Medical College/Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka

Language: English is the official language of the conference

Letter of invitation: The organizing committee will send a letter of invitation upon request of the participant. This letter intended to facilitate participant's office use for leave, travel and visa arrangements and do not imply any financial support by the organizing committee except the invited speakers from abroad.

Accomodation ( own expenses):

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel

BCPS/BMA Guest House