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


9th National Scientific Conference of BAPMRCON 2016

Date: 2016-12-12 to 2016-12-14


1. Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium, Khamar Bari, Dhaka
2. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka
Workshop Venue: Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka


Regain Mobility...Get Momentum of Life


  • Challenges of Developing Rehabilitation Services
  • Advancements in Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Update of Pain Management in Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Conditions
  • Newer Horizons in Diagnostic Procedures and Interventions in PMR  



Dear Friends and colleagues,

We are here again, with great scientific endeavor and Academic commitment to our discipline, to organize the Bi-annual 9th National Scientific Conference of Bangladesh Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (BAPMR) to be held on 12 to 14 of December, 2016 in Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh, Farmgate, Dhaka and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka. Your active participation in the scientific sessions can turn this great gathering in a successful one. So, it is our utmost pleasure to welcome you to be a part of BAPMRCON 2016.

The Organizing committee of BAPMRCON 2016 is committed to dispensing current developments, recent advances and cutting end technology through scientific session, CME, workshops and lectures. These are to be delivered by eminent professionals and faculty of national and internal repute who will be exchanging their valuable and esteemed views with us. The organizing committee sincerely hopes that all participants will enjoy the academic extravaganza.

The theme of this conference “Regain Mobility Get Momentum of Life” expresses our emphasis on regaining mobility after being restricted due to pain and other disabling musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Eminent experts of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from home and abroad are expected to be present with their most recent scientific works so that newer and emerging concepts and innovations in the field of PMR will be projected adequately.

On 12th of December we are going to organize two workshop on :

  1. A.      “ Paediatric and Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation” and
  2. B.      “Invasive Spinal Interventions In Management of Low Back Pain”

We hope that these will make the conference attractive for all practicing medical professionals, especially the young physiatrists and residents having training in PMR and other related disciplines.

Dhaka is a historic city that showcases modern life with own culture and tradition. Along with the widely recognized Bangladeshi hospitality, here you will have the opportunity to take part in and 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’s Bazar and Saint Martin’s Island.

BAPMRCON 2016 Dhaka promises you to get an unforgettable experience.


Prof. AKM Salek                                                             Dr Md Shahadat Hossain

Organizing Chairman                                                                       Organizing Secretary

BAPMRCON 2016                                                                             BAPMRCON 2016


Important Dates:

    Pre Conference Workshop                                : 12 December 2016
    Opening Ceremony                                         : 13  December 2016
    Cultural Night and Grand Dinner                        : 13 December 2016
    Scientific Sessions                                           : 13-14 December 2016    
    Post Conference CoxÕs Bazar, Saint Martin Tour : 15-18 December 2016
    Deadline for Abstract Submission                       : 31 October 2016
    Deadline for Registration                                   :  15 November 2016

Call for Abstracts:

Dear Fellow Physicians,
It is our great pleasure to invite all of you again to participate actively, in the ninth biannual conference and scientific seminar of Bangladesh Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (BAPMRCON),  2016 going to be held on 12-14 December 2016. There will be three types of academic sessions in the  conference-  A) Conference Lecture Session (This will  cover the problems of operation and expansion of the discipline, will include scientific and social issues as well). B) Plenary Lecture Sessions  and C) Free Paper Session. Abstracts will be catagorised for presentation according to their type and significance. We have emphasized four areas of our discipline in this conference which have been mentioned above. 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. We are also going to arrange a debate session on the subject- Psychological Stigma is the Principal Barrier in Establishing Multidisciplinary Approach in Medical Rehabilitation in Bangladesh. We hope you will love to join the debate program as well.
On 12th December we are going to arrange two hands on workshop on 1)  Paediatric and Adult Neuro-rehabilitation and 2) Invasive Spinal  Interventions in management of Low Back Pain. Both of the workshops will be conducted by foreign resource persons. Interested Participants must register separately for the workshop. Hoping for your active participation in the conference.
With regards-

Dr. Monirul Islam                                                                       Dr. Moshiur Rahman Khasru
Chairman, Scientific  Committee,                                                 Secretary, Scientific  Committee
BAPMRCON 2016                                                                        BAPMRCON 2016

Abstract submission guidelines:

  •     Abstracts must be sent to with a cc to Dr. Monirul Islam (
  •     Papers, posters, and presentations by experts working in the field of medical rehabilitation, musculoskeletal health and pain management will be preferred for presentation and publication in the meeting.
  •     All authors will be required to declare any potential, real, or perceivable conflict of interest.
  •     Abstracts should be of  300 words or less, in English, including title, but not authors or affiliations. Left justified, single spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman. Figures and references are not allowed.
  •     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 line, type as succinctly as possible the names of institutions and countries.
  •     Leave one blank space 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 formas MS Word for windows2010, or any previous version.
  •     The Scientific Committee will reseve the right to accept an abstract and schedule it.

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Program schedule:

Tentative Program:

Day 1: Monday, 12 December 2016
    Preconference  Workshops
    Venue-Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital and BSMMU, Dhaka
    08. 00 AM: Registration
    08.30 AM - 04.00 PM :  Workshop I - Paediatric and Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation   
    08.30 AM - 01.00 PM : Workshop II - Invasive Spinal Interventions in Management of Low Back Pain
DAY 2 : Tuesday, 13 December 2016
    Venue- Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium, Khamar Bari, Dhaka
    09.00 AM : Confernce Lecture Session I
    10.00 AM : Confernce Lecture Session II
    11.00 AM : Tea Break
    11.15 AM : Scientific Session-I
    12.15 PM : Scientific Session-II
    01.30 PM : 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 : Opening Ceremony & Cultural Program
    09.00 PM : Conference Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
    Venue- Milon Hall, BSMMU Auditorium
    08.30 AM : Scientific Session-IV
    09.30 AM : Scientific Session-V
    11.00 AM : Tea Break
    11.15 AM : Scientific Session-VI
    01.30 PM : Prayer & Lunch Break
    02.30 PM : Closing Session
Day 4, 5, 6 & 7: Thursday-Sunday, 15-18 December 2016
           Post Conference Tour (Probable)
           Dhaka - Cox's Bazar - Saint Martin - Dhaka


Conference President                    : Prof. Md. Quamrul Islam
Chairman Organizing Committee    : Prof. AKM Salek
Secretary Organizing Committee     : Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain
Treasurer Organizing Committee    : Prof. Shahidur Rahman
Chairman Scientific Committee       : Dr. Monirul Islam

Contact Person
For Abstract Submission    : Dr. Monirul Islam
      Tel: +8801711009321
For registration:
BSMMU     - Dr. Md. Jasedur Rahman     - 01711823740
DMCH    - Dr. Ripon Kumar Saha     - 01715061935
ShSMCH     - Dr. Monzur Ahmed    - 01819954666
NITOR     - Dr. Dilir Jamal     - 01711030986
NIDCH    - Dr. Ruhul Amin     - 01711399735
NINS    - Dr. Aparajeya Bivab Bikash Baral    - 01717493018
SSMCH     - Dr. Farida Khatun Chobi    - 01935664036
CMCH     - Dr. Nitai Prasad Dutta     - 01712236414
SOMCH     - Dr. Abdullah Al Mamun    - 01914389669
RMCH     - Dr. Md Tariqul Islam Khan    - 01819055105
MMCH     - Dr. Mohammad Azizur Rahman    - 01727364434
RpMCH     - Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman    - 01712615078

For Post Conference Tour :    Dr. Md. Jahidul Islam
    Tel: +8801711070123

Conference Secretariat
Office of  the Vice-Principal
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Tel: +88-02-9115987, +88-01711119715, 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
    ISPRM Member and SAARC Nation Attendee - 50 USD,
    Full Conference Attendee from other countries - 100 USD
    On spot registration : Only for Foreign participants.
    Pre-conference Workshop & Post conference tour need separate registration (For limited participants)
Workshop Venue
    Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital and BSMMU, Dhaka
Registration fee For Workshop
    Workshop- 1,000 BDT
    English is the official language of the conference
Letter of invitation
The organizing committee will send a letter of invitation upon request of the participants. This letter intendedto facilitate participant's official 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

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