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The Congress of the Cuban Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation begins today

Havana, Oct. 1 - The IX Congress of the Cuban Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation begins today in this capital and will run until October 4, with the purpose of focusing its debates on the advances and use of robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality in this specialty.

The event, based in the Havana Convention Center, includes pediatric and community-based rehabilitation, ozone therapy, quality of life, pain and rehabilitation, the organizing committee announced.

Cuba will present the results in physical medicine and rehabilitation for different levels of medical care and promote regional collaboration in this field.

Cuban and foreign experts will update knowledge about this branch for different levels of care, prevention of disability in the elderly, medical hydrology and nursing.

Pre-congress courses are being taught from the day before, on topics such as spinocerebellar ataxia, diagnosis and rehabilitation techniques in eating disorders, the management of neurodevelopment deviations and the rehabilitation of patients with cerebrovascular disease.

It also includes among the topics the treatment of knee conditions in high performance athletes.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation develops a set of interventions to incorporate into its environment patients with disabling, congenital or acquired diseases or sequelae.

Statistics from the World Health Organization confirm that there are approximately one billion people with disabilities on the planet, most of whom lack access to appropriate medical care and rehabilitation services.

As part of the Congress, the 1st International Symposium on Nursing in Rehabilitation will be held, the source said. (Text: ACN) (Photo: