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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It is the Purpose of the Bangladesh Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (BAPMR) to provide and maintain a national professional forum and network, for the exchange of information and opinion, which shall contribute to advancing both the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation and the provision of rehabilitation within the health care of Bangladeshis.

To achieve this purpose, the Association shall:

Maintain categories of membership which effectively represent the breadth of clinical practice, education and research in physical medicine and rehabilitation, through trainees and certified specialists in that field, associated basic scientists and representatives of other related medical and surgical specialties.

Support improvements in the quality of physical medicine clinical practice and the provision of adequate compensation for services rendered.

Hold annual meetings which permit scientific, business, collegial and social interaction.

Promote high standards for undergraduate and postgraduate education in the specialty.

Encourage clinical and basic science research relevant to physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Maintain liaison with organizations who promote exchanges of views and information between professional and lay groups concerned with rehabilitation.

Use monies received from membership fees or from other sources to further the purpose of the Association.

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