Workshops - 23 April 2024

    12:00 - 17:30

    • Levent Özçakar

      This 1/2-day course will comprise theoretical and practical training on ultrasound examination of the upper limb joints i.e. shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand. Starting with basic principals, the participants will be able to follow lectures on joint scanning, exemplary pathologies as well as pertinent interventions. During the hands-on practical sessions, they will image normal subjects in groups of 6-7 participants per station i.e 1 instructor and 1 ultrasound machine.

      Limited space

      Fee: 40€

      Biography - Levent Özçakar

      • Professor at Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
      • Main areas of interest include musculoskeletal ultrasonography and scientific publishing.
        Authored over 740 publications in various international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp. Reviewer for 93 international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp.
      • Editor, Joint Diseases and Related Surgery
      • Associate Editor, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
      • Book Editor, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Sonographic Atlas for Common Musculoskeletal Pathologies, Ultrasound Imaging and Guidance for Musculoskeletal Interventions in PRM
      • USPRM,  ISarcoPRM, Special Interest Scientific Committee of ESPRM on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

    12:00 - 13:30

    • Rajiv Reebye, Serdar Kocer, Klemen Grabljevec

      Participants will practice the ultrasound assisted muscle localisation technique for botulin injections in neck, upper limb and lower limb.

      Biography - Serdar Kocer

      Serdar Koçer is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Jura Hospital in Switzerland, Head of the Rehabilitation Centre, and a member of the Jura Hospital's executive board. He obtained his specialist title in France in 1993 where he worked until 2015 in different structures in the field of neurorehabilitation. He trained very early in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and obtained his first ultrasound certificate in 1993 in Paris. He also obtained his certification in manual medicine and neuropsychological rehabilitation. He trained and then directed the urodynamics laboratory and the gait laboratory.  Serdar Kocer is president of ISNeReM (Society of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine) and director of Toxin Academy, which organises training in anatomy for botulinum toxin injection treatment, and director of MSK Ultrasound Academy, which organises training in interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. He is a member of the French and Swiss PRM Societies, the Swiss Neurorehabilitation Society and the Swiss MDS.

      Limited space

      Fee: 40€

    • Iuly Treger, AnuYoga – Iyengar 

      AnuYoga Workshop proposes integrating Iyengar yoga into rehab facilities. Iyengar yoga emphasizes precise poses to connect body and mind. The first part of this 2 hours workshop will teach rehab staff yoga as a tool to manage burnout. Participants will take a practical yoga class to experience immediate boosts in energy, vitality, and focus. Second part of the workshop will present case studies demonstrating yoga's rehab benefits for orthopedic, respiratory, and neurological patients when integrated into multidisciplinary rehab teams. Experienced AnuYoga teachers will lead discussion and Q&A. The goal is to demonstrate yoga as a simple yet powerful rehabilitative method.

      Limited space


      Shai Kaplan's life was transformed when she discovered Iyengar yoga while traveling in India after surviving brain tumor surgery that left her visually impaired. Under the guidance of the master B.K.S. Iyengar she experienced profound healing through yoga practice. She became a certified Iyengar teacher and returned to Israel to share her knowledge, establishing a yoga therapy programs in medical settings. The ability of Iyengar Yoga to understand the relation of the way we practice and the effect on body and mind made the program very successful for the patients and the medical stuff.

    • Mina Stahl, Zala Kuret, Nika Bole

      • We will introduce 2 clinical cases, one adolescent and one young adult with long term pain.
      • Participants are asked to answer different treatment options via smartphones, which is followed by discussion.
      • Through cases different aspects and options of bio-psycho-social approach is introduced and discusses (ex. assessing functioning in a holistic way, treatment with medication, physiotherapy, psychological and social interventions, peer support etc.)

        Biography - Minna Ståhl

        - The leader of Finnish Centre for Children and Adolescent Pain Management and Research in HUS New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki. During the past years she has established a national pediatric pain center with a multiprofessional team of 17 member working interdisciplinary way on all types of pain.

        - PRM physician with a degree in advanced pain medicine

        - PhD on neck pain in children and adolescents15 years clinical experience on the management of persistent pain in children and adults

        - Finnish delegate in ESPRM and UEMS PRM, a co-leader of the ESPRM SISC for PRM in Children.

        Fee: 20€

      • Moderator: Gülseren Akyuz

        • Importance of EMG in PMR practice - how to order and report? - Prof Dr Gulseren Akyuz
        • Radiculopathies, when and why EMG? - Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Esra Giray  
        • Role of EMG in managing obstetric brachial plexopathies - Assist. Prof. Dr. Dejan Nikolic
        • Is EMG grading meaningful in entrapment neuropathies? - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ozge Kenis-Coskun
        • Peripheral neuropathies - Prof. Dr. Evrim Karadag-Saygi
        • Ultrasound in EMG Laboratory.  Prof. Dr. Ilker Yagci
        • Case-based discussion (Gulseren Akyuz, Ilker Yagci, Evrim Karadag-Saygi, Esra Giray, Ozge Kenis-Coskun, Dejan Nikolic).

        Limited space

        Fee: 20€

        Gulseren Akyuz, M.D. PROF., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Pain Medicine Specialist, Clinical Neurophysiologist


        • Director of PM&R Outpatient Clinic and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at SANTE Medical Center, Istanbul, TURKEY
        • Senior Professor in Marmara University School of Medicine, Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Division of Pain Medicine/Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory/Osteoporosis Unit, Istanbul, TURKEY


        • Lifetime Fellowship given by UEMS- 2022
        • Haim Ring Memorial Award Individual given by ISPRM- 2021
        • Sydneylicht Lectureship Award given by ISPRM- 2009


        • President of MFPRM (2015-2019)
        • President of EFRR (2013-2015)
        • President of Turkish Society of PMR (2010-2013)
        • Representative Member of Turkish Society of PMR in ISPRM (2007-2020)