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2017ISPRMDC Scientific Committee


Jianan Li

Chairman of ISPRMDC 2017

ProfessorChief physician, Doctoral supervisor, foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Medicine in Nanjing Medical University, Chairman of Rehabilitation Medical Center of First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing medical university, Former chairman of ISPRMDirector of the board of physical  and rehabilitation medicine of CMA, Director of rehabilitation medicine specialized committee of Chinese Non-government Medicine Institution, Vice chairman of Chinese Geriatrics Society, Vice director of Chinese Medicine Council of Science and Technology Award, Eighth Members of china association of Science and Technology Chairman of Jiangsu Association of Rehabilitation Medicine

Executive Chairman:

Yulong Wang

Chief Physician, Professor, Master tutor, Director of Shenzhen Second People 's Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Director of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Shenzhen University, Director of Shenzhen Rehabilitation Medical Quality Control CenterDirector of Shenzhen rehabilitation training base for the disabled, Vice chairman of the elderly rehabilitation branch of Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Tiebin Yan

Doctor, Professor, Chief Physician, Doctoral Supervisor

Deputy-Director of Department of Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU)

Former Director of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital

Director of international Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine

Chairman of the Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine 

Member of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd committee of the qualification examination for medical professionals of the Ministry of Health

Assessment expert of the National Science Foundation, Ministry Foundation and Science and Technology Progress Award

Member of rehabilitation committee of the Wujieping Foundation of Integrated Medicine (WJPMF) 

John Olver

Medical Director of Rehabilitation Epworth Hospital; Professor of Rehabilitation (The Victor Smorgon Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, Epworth HealthCare& Monash University - Southern Clinical School); Head of the Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine (EMReM) Unit ; Chairman, Clinical Institute of Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Pain Management, Epworth HealthCare;Treasurer of International Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM);Clinical Director of the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC)

Chairman of Scientific Committee:

Leonard S W Li 

Head of Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Hospital

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong

Adjunct Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Visiting Professor of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Sun Yat-sen University

President-elect of World Federation for Neurorehabilitation

Treasurer of Asia-Oceanian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

International Scientific Committee

Jorge Lains

Head of the “Rehabilitation Centre for the Central Region of Portugal – Rovisco Pais”

Executive Medical Director, Chair of the Medical Education Department of this hospital

Chair of the Continuum of Care Unit and Chair of the Research and Innovation Department of this hospital

Invited Professor at the Medical Dentist School – Catholic University and of Visiting Professor at the Tor Vergata University

President-elect of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

President of the Mediterranean Forum of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

President of the European Congress PRM, 2016

Francisca Gimigliano

Assistant Professor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Secretary of the international Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)

Individual Member of the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM)

Member of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER)

Member of the Italian Society of Neurological Rehabilitation (SIRN)

Herny Lew

Chairman of ISPRM education committee

Tenured professor of University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Served as improtant posts of medical rehabilitation of Stanford University and Harvard University

Former chairman of Hawaiian language and hearing association

Member of committee of Taiwan Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Member of committee of Taiwan American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Editor of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

David Cifu


Past President of the American Academy of PM&R

MD Professor (tenured) of the Department of PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia

Chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System

Founding Director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (CERSE)

Senior TBI Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs