IBRC2016 -
13th International Biophilia Rehabilitation Conference



Professor Jose Leon-Carrion, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Seville

Invitation to IBRC 2016
13th INTERNATIONAL BIOPHILIA REHABILITATION CONFERENCE, Geneva, Switzerland, July 18th – 19th, 2016.


It is my pleasure to join my esteemed colleagues in welcoming you to the 13th INTERNATIONAL BIOPHILIA REHABILITATION CONFERENCE (IBRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on July 18th -19th, 2016. The IBRC is a leading international forum for advancing research and restructuring brain injury rehabilitation medicine to obtain functional recovery and reintegration into society. Brain injury affects cognitive, motor, behavioural and social functions and we must restructure neurorehabilitation treatment to address these specific problems. This change requires new programs and techniques which have been proven to benefit patients of all ages. The ultimate goal of the IBRC is to contribute to the welfare of human beings and the sustainability of societies with aging populations. The conference theme is the "Revolution of Hope of Re-acquirement of Ability by Rehabilitation Medicine Innovation" chaired by Professor Areerat Suputtitada, M.D. (Chairperson, Neurorehabilitation Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University and Chairperson of ISPRM Women and Health Task Force), Professor Toshiyuki Tanaka (Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University) and Professor Takizawa Shiego (President, International Biophilia Rehabilitation Academy and Professor, Biophilia Institute of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,  Science and Technology). The scientific program will include lectures and hands-on workshops on the latest in physical and rehabilitation medicine, exercise, gait and balance, and cutting-edge technology. The International Biophilia Rehabilitation Academy (IBRA) is increasingly endorsed each year, with international conferences hosted in Japan, Cancun, Mexico and Seville, Spain. This year, conference will be held in Geneva, an historic city which will provide a stimulating backdrop for this exchange of ideas, developments and breakthroughs in rehabilitation strategies.

We look forward to welcoming you in Geneva.