The aging of population is a global problem, and the rehabilitation of the aged is the key to dealing with it. The World Health Organization predicts that the proportion of the aged population in China will reach 20% by 2025. However, the current construction of the elderly rehabilitation system and the level of the elderly rehabilitation services in China cannot meet the growing needs of the elderly population. In order to cope with the challenge of aging population in China, promote the comprehensive development of rehabilitation undertakings for the aged, and accelerate the formulation of rehabilitation standards for the aged, the 2nd Shanghai International Geriatric-rehabilitation Forum (IGF2021) will be hosted by the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Diseases (Huashan) in Shanghai on August 13-15. This Forum adopts the form of offline meeting and online live broadcast, and the expert seminar on the National Key R&D Program of China "Full-Cycle Geriatric Rehab Technology System and Information Management Research" (Project No. : 2018YFC2002300) will be held at the same time.Experts and scholars at home and abroad are cordially invited to attend it!
With the purpose of “exploring geriatric rehabilitation with the world”, this forum focuses on the theme of “geriatric rehabilitation standards”. We gather well-known rehabilitation medical institutions, scientific research institutes and social organizations at home and abroad. We also invite famous experts and scholars from both domestic and foreign countries to jointly create an international and high-quality brand of geriatric rehabilitation academic conference. The forum shall set up two main forums: "Comprehensive Geriatric Rehabilitation Forum" and " Geriatric Stroke Rehabilitation Forum"; four international special forums, namely “British /Japanese/Australian/American special forum for geriatric rehabilitation”. Moreover, eight sub-forums will be hold one by one, including full-cycle rehabilitation in neurological diseases, osteoarticular diseases, cardiopulmonary diseases, geriatric nursing and home rehabilitation, new technologies and products, hand function rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, and a youth forum for excellent papers. We shall have three workshops for geriatric cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, hand function rehabilitation, and breast cancer rehabilitation. Besides, we shall have activities such as “The Most Beautiful Time:Photo Exhibition of Elderly Rehabilitation”, “Talking on Geriatric Rehabilitation:Debate Competition” and “Aging on the nib: The Outstanding Papers Competition”.
In August, let us gather in Shanghai to share the academic feast of geriatric rehabilitation, jointly promote the development of geriatric rehabilitation standards, and seek a new chapter of geriatric rehabilitation cause!
Wish the IGF2021 a big success!