IBRC2016 -
13th International Biophilia Rehabilitation Conference

 Prof. Mieczyslaw Pokorski
Opole Medical School, Opole, Poland
Director, International Biophilia Academy

Greetings Note

The International Biophilia Rehabilitation Academy (IBRA) is an independent scientific organization devoted to creating and nurturing novel ideas on medical rehabilitation, in particluar focusing attention on innovative methods of rehabilitation in the elderly. IBRA, since its inception, delivers supports and services to education and research in all over the world. To this end, IBRA has set up annual international conferences organized in various regions of the world to disseminate the updated knowledge on rehabilitation. The IBRA2016 conference is scheduled to take place in Geneva on July 18-19. It will be a perfect opportunity to meet world-renowned scientists and scholars to disseminate and gain the current knowledge in the field of rehabilitation. The main theme of the conference is “Rehabilitation to the Brain to Enable Functional Recovery”. This theme has to do with the development of self-motivation on the part of patients to conduct active rehabilitative exercise and training by themselves, to a possible extent, instead of passive exercise by a physical therapist. The enticement of patients to get involved in the process of physical rehabilitation requires a turnaround in the hitherto practice of rehabilitation. The nurturing of proper mental attitude and mind-to-body connection is essential. We expect to have a selection of the most innovative and state-of-the art invited lectures on rehabilitation. The topics will cover a wide range of critically important scientific sessions from basic research to innovations. Available data suggest that motivative exercise by oneself can reduce morbidity and hospital stay when compared to equipollent procedures performed by a therapist. An additional critically important bonus is to take off the burden from the steadily dwindling number of therapist, in proportion to growing number of the elderly worldwide, and to lower the social and fiscal costs of health care in light of the ‘aging crisis’. IBRA is warmly welcome you to join us at the event.