The RehabWeek is a week-long event that brings together different conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology at the same time and place in order to foster cross-disciplinary communication and the development of relationships between different players.
The following five international core societies form the umbrella society “The International Consortium for Rehabilitation Technology (ICRT)”, which is the official owner and organizer of the RehabWeek:
- The International Consortium on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR),
- The International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS),
- The International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART),
- The International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (ISVR), and
- The MotusAcademy (MA).
If you would like to bring this amazing conference to your institution and city, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Currently, we are evaluating the bids for the 2025 edition. The winner will be announced during the 2023 closing ceremony in Singapore. We will be accepting bids for 2027 starting early 2024. The bid documents will be shared on this website, and sent out by email to those indicating their interest to us! For your reference, you can check out the (expired) 2025 call for bids here.
Successful bids tend to come from groups of people that have strong ties to several of the core societies. Ideally, local organizing committee members include established members of the core societies. Usually, local organizers are well known in the field of rehabilitation technology and have contributed as a researcher, clinician, engineer or industry representative. Members of the local organizing committee are regular attendees and contributors of past RehabWeeks.
The participation of national and international organizations (Guest Societies) is one of the important features of RehabWeek. This includes specifically the participation of national/international clinical/medical organizations interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation and technology. Successful bids can show the support of such potential guest societies.
RehabWeek does not follow a strict pattern with regards to the continent on which the conference takes place. While we do try to alternate between Europe, Asia and the Americas, we put more emphasis on other aspects, such as how connected the local organizers are to the core societies, the availability of an adequate conference venue or how easily it can be reached from different parts of the world.
If you are interested in organizing the RehabWeek, please enter your information in the form below or contact one of the following representatives of the core societies:
ICRT Chair: Thierry Keller
ICRT Secretary: Martina Spiess
Representative of the IFESS: Simona Ferrante
Representative of the ISVR: Sandeep Subramanian
Representative of the ICORR: Robert Riener
Representative of the IISART: Jose Lopez
Representative of MA: Robert Riener
Representative of Kenes M+: Veysel Guzel
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely, for the ICRT
Thierry Keller, Chair
Martina Spiess, Secretary