Dear members of the Association
and the users of the website

On this page you can find announcement for education, congresses and professional meetings.
Also, using the links below you can download educative articles and presentations that are prepared for professional meetings or published in scientific journals by the members of the Association and other experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation and related fields.

WHITE BOOK on physical and rehabilitation medicine in Europe - PDF
Quotation for copies with translations in other languages - PDF
Diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with osteoporosis - PDF
A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with osteoporosis - PDF
The Congress of Physiatrists / Collection of papers - PDF
Rehabilitation protocol after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion - PDF

Notice for members of the Association


Dear colleagues, friends
Many aspects of our lives have been in a completely new state of functioning for a long time, but we still function. Some completely new adjustments were and are still needed. In this new light of functioning, we are not able to organize our regular annual meeting because, as healthcare professionals, prevention and health protection are our top priority. But that does not mean that our hands are tied.
Encouraged by the recently completed first virtual, online European Congress of Physiatrists, held from September 19-23, 2020. we would like to present and make available to all colleagues a part of the lectures and presentations from the Children's Habilitation and Rehabilitation session through the website of our Association. These are the works of colleagues from the Department of Child Rehabilitation and Habilitation of the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Dr. Miroslav Zotović", Banjaluka, who were participants in the Congress.:


With the desire to contribute in this way to our education and daily work with patients, we thank our colleagues for their work and effort and for making their works available to all our members.
We hope to see you soon and socialize and exchange knowledge and experiences.

Doc dr sc med. prim. dr Tatjana Nožica- Radulović

Professional meeting "Chronic non-specific back pain-biomechanics of the lumbosacral region and posture"


Dear colleagues,
This year, in December, the Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the VMA is hosting a professional meeting organized in cooperation with the Section for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Serbian Medical Association.

The professional meeting entitled "Chronic non-specific back pain-biomechanics of the lumbosacral region and posture" will be held on December 6, 2019 in the amphitheater of the Military Medical Academy starting at 12 noon. The expert meeting was scored with 3 points for lecturers, 2 points for listeners.


12.00 - 12.30

12.35 – 13.00

13.00 – 13.30

13.35 – 14.00


Biomechanics of the lumbo-sacral region in the function of maintaining posture

M.transversus abdominis i Mm.obliqus abdominis and their role in maintaining posture

Back pain and posture

Postural analysis - case report

Metod obuke






Prof dr Zorica Brdareski

Dr Vesna Pejović

Doc dr A. Vukomanović

Dr Svjetlana Aničić

Registration for this professional meeting is in person, before the start of the meeting itself. For listeners who are not members of the Serbian Medical Association, the registration fee is 2000.00 dinars. The meeting is also accredited for physiotherapists. The deposit can be paid when picking up the certificate at the premises of the Serbian Medical Society, Džorža Washington 19, Belgrade, or to a giro account 205-8041-21 by calling number 083 (for each participant, a separate payment slip, the payment slip is proof of payment, it is handed in at the premises of the Serbian Medical of the company when raising the certificate). The telephone number of the treasurer of the Serbian Medical Society is 0113348654.

6. Master Class “Osteoporoza i osteoartritis from pain treatment to functional improvement“


Dear colleagues,
The Section for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation SLD and the Serbian Association for Pain Therapy are organizing the Congress on "Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis from Pain Treatment to Functional Improvement". The congress will be held on October 4 and 5, 2019 in Crowne Plaza, Belgrade.
You can find all additional information here.



Dear All,
ESPRM organizes an online course "Methodologies of biomechanical assessment to improve the rehabilitation process".
The course will be held from October 18 to December 18, 2019, and you can find more information here, and you can register on the website here.

MESOTHERAPY COURSE - Clinical application


Dear All,
Physio Vračar in cooperation with the Association for Clinical Mesotherapy of Serbia (KMS) organizes the course Mesotherapy-clinical application, March 30-31, 2019.
The course will be held in the premises of Physio Vračar at Ljubostinjska 2, Belgrade. Special guest lecturer will be Dr. Jacques Le Coz.
The course is accredited by the Health Council of Serbia A-1-2627/18 and carries 12 points for lecturers and 6 points for participants.
The course is intended for doctors and you can get more information here.

Symposium "Recognize Early, Make the First Step"


Dear Sir,
On October 26 and 27, 2018, in the Etno village "Stanišić" in Bijeljina, a Symposium dedicated to World Arthritis Day will be held under the title "Recognize Early; Make the first step".
The organizers of this Symposium are: Association of Rheumatologists of the Republic of Srpska, League Against Rheumatism of Bosnia and Herzegovina, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Medicine Banja Luka, University Clinical Center of the Republic of Srpska, Institute "Dr. Miroslav Zotović" and House of Zdravlja Bijeljina.
You can download the complete program here.

Advanced Symposium of Shoulder Rehabilitation: Hands on Shoulder!


Dear All,
The symposium will be held on November 9 and 10, 2018. year in Belgrade (Hotel "Trim" Complex of the Republic Sports Institute).
The goals of the symposium are to get acquainted with the basics of clinical examination in order to establish a correct diagnosis, to adopt the most modern protocols for the treatment of the most common shoulder diseases and to master the kinesitherapeutic rehabilitation treatment of shoulder diseases.
More information can be found in INVITATION LETTER.



Dear All,
We are pleased to inform you that a lecture and presentation will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018, starting at 12:30 in the Congress Hall in Banja Slatina:
Lecturers at the seminar work successfully in the field of rehabilitation, sports, new technologies and the latest world trends in physical and medical rehabilitation, theoretically and practically..
Andrej Švent, PhD (c) - LJubljana and Marko Bundalo, viš. fiziot. - Belgrade, Serbia
You can get more information about the seminar here or here.

Modern approach to diagnosis and treatment of low back pain


Dear colleagues,
We are informing you that on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Congress Hall of Slatina Spa starting at 1:30 pm, there will be a lecture held on the topic: "Modern approach to diagnosis and treatment of low back pain".
The lecturer is prof. Dr. Ljubica Konstantinović, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Dr Miroslav Zotović" Belgrade.
The lecture will accredit the Council for Health of the Republic of Srpska as a professional conference in the health institution.

4th World online Master Course: 2019 principles and practice of scoliosis conservative treatment


We are pleased to inform you that the 4th WORLD ONLINE MASTER COURSE: 2019 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SCOLIOSIS CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT (Who, How, When and Why to treat)” will be held under the auspices of the UEMS PRM Board. UEMS PRM Board Fellows and registered trainees benefit from 20% fee discount.

International conference - Baromedicine Today


Center for Baromedicine and Treatment of Chronic Wounds of the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Dr Miroslav Zotović", on October 17 and 18, 2018, organizes an international conference entitled "Baromedicine Today". The conference will be held at the Congress centre of Slatina Spa near Banja Luka.
Participation at the Conference is free of charge, but with mandatory registration at, no later than 10.10.2018, with an indication of the participation of both days or only one of the conference days.
The Conference is accredited by the Health Council of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska and a consecutive translation will be provided during the Conference. The ultimate program can be downloaded here.

7th Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine of Bosnia and Herzegovina with International Participation


The 7th Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine of Bosnia and Herzegovina with International Participation will be held in the Hotel "Mellain" in Tuzla from 27 to 30 September 2018:

  • Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Balneotherapy
  • Free topics
More information can be found at:

2nd Congress of Ortopedic and Traumatology Surgeons of Bosnia and Herzegovina


The 2nd Congress of Orthopedic and Traumatology Surgeons of Bosnia and Herzegovina will take place in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 27 September to 29 September 2018.
Official Congress website
Please use online registration form available on and

Fifth Congress of Physiatrists in Montenegro


Dear colleagues,
We are informing you that the Fifth Congress of Physiatrists in Montenegro, with international participation, will be held at the Institute Igalo from 18 to 20 October 2018.
Topics of our congress are:

  • The Future of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (The Role and Place of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in the Development of Health Tourism)
  • Balneology
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation of diseases and injuries of the bone - muscular system
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Free topics
More information can be found here.
Welcome to the Fifth Congress of Physiatrists in Montenegro!
Organizing Committee

Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Course


It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to EURO-MUSCULUS - IX which will be held from 2-4. November 2018. in Milano. This year our 3-day event is composed of two simultaneous courses..
In the first two days, while the participants will be studying the six joints and their common pathologies on the basic side; they will focus more on nerves and spasticity on the advance side.
On the last day, we will study altogether ultrasound-guided interventions in the morning session and we will enjoy listening to various 'cutting-edge' lectures from the experts in the afternoon.
More information and registration at:
Levent Özçakar, MD.

Symposium Surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the peripheral nervous system - Basic considerations, controversies, contemporary attitudes and innovations"


Dear colleagues and friends,
We are honored and pleased to invite you to the Symposium "Surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the peripheral nervous system - Basic Considerations, Controversies, Contemporary Attitudes and Innovations" that will be held at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Dr Miroslav Zotović" in Banja Luka in the period from 07-09. September 2018.
The Symposium is organized by the Department for Neurorehabilitation of the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Dr Miroslav Zotović" Banja Luka and Department of Peripheral Nervous Diseases and Injuries, Functional Neurosurgery and Pain Surgery of the Clinic for Neurosurgery of the Clinical Center of Serbia in cooperation with the Association of Physiatrists of the Republic of Srpska and the Association of Neurosurgeons Serbia.
This is a unique opportunity to hear in one place the exchange of facts from the field of diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases of the peripheral nervous system. The lecturers are experts in the field of neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, radiology, neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation of the peripheral nervous system from the country and the region.
You can find all additional information about the registration as well as the complete program on the website of the Symposium:
Except for the professional part, we are also looking forward to joint gathering and new acquaintances!
Organizing Committee

XVII Mediterranean Congress of Rheumatology


Dear colleagues, XVII Mediterranean Congress of Rheumatology will be held in Genoa April 12th-14th 2018. More information about the application can be found here, and you can download the course program here.

Educational course "Physical activity in service of health"


Dear colleagues,
On Saturday, September 30, the Center for Continuing Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad organizes an educational course titled "Physical activity in service of health".
The course is intended for physicians of gynecology, orthopedics and traumatology specialists, physicians and all interested physicians.
The goal of this course is to get acquainted with Aviva and Schrot exercise methods and the opportunities they provide with regard to health. Through lectures, practical exercises and work in a small group, attendees will be provided with detailed information on the clinical anatomy of the reproductive system of women, clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the spinal column, the importance of proper nutrition, regular physical activity and proper breathing on the health.
After the lecture, there is a practical part where the participants will be presented with Aviva and Schrot methods of exercising and proper breathing, and the participants themselves will actively participate in their performance. The knowledge gained will be used in practice, which will greatly contribute to the preservation of health and the efficient treatment of patients.
You can download the course program here.



Dear colleagues,
An On-Line course, under the supervision of ESPRM is going to take place BIOMECHANICS4REHAB.
The course main topic is biomechanical assessment as an important tool for PRM Physicians. See the following link.
From here you will be guided through the online enrollment form.
The course will be held from 15 November 2017 to 15 January 2018. The cost of the course is 247.93 + VAT (Total 300 €) and the IBV has generated for students from ESPRM (ESPRM4R2017).a discount coupon 5% off the basic price.
The platform managers, experts from the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) and Politecnico Di Milano Institute (POLIMI), will also be involved in teaching.
For all further information and consultations please contact mail:
Prof. dr Gordana Stefanovski.



Dear colleagues,
Association of physiatrists of RS and Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Dr Miroslav Zotović" Banja Luka organize a professional meeting on multiple sclerosis on September 15, 2017. year beginning at 2 pm in the hall of the Social-Educational Center in Mladena Stojanovic Street No. 6, Banja Luka.
Lectures will be held by:

  • prof. dr Jasna Jančić, neuropsychiatrist Clinics for neurology and psychiatry for children and youth, Belgrade
  • dr Sanja Grgić, neurologist, UKC Banjaluka
  • dr Siniša Marković, physiatrist, SB Mlječanica
The meeting will be accredited by the Health Council of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the RS, and then the certificates from the previous meeting will be distributed.

3rd International Menopause Society Regional Conference and 2nd Serbian Menopause Society Congress


Dear colleagues,
International Menopause Society invites you to actively participate in the 3rd INTERNATIONAL MENOPAUSE SOCIETY REGIONAL CONFERENCE and 2nd SERBIAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY CONGRESS, which will be held from 16-18. November 2017 At the Crown Plaza Hotel, Belgrade.
The topic of the congress is: "Middle age health improvement". The Congress is dedicated to doctors and health professionals from various fields: internal medicine, endocrinology, gynecology, rheumatology, physical medicine, general practice, urology, cardiology, etc.
Congress is organized in cooperation with the Medical Faculty in Belgrade, the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia and the Endocrinology Section of the Serbian Medical Society.



Dear colleagues,
The Association for the Medical Education and Training (DEUS) is organizing a Symposium on Scoliosis that will be held on 28.10.2017. at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Belgrade.
At this Symposium, the most eminent local and international experts will gather to discuss scoliosis from all aspects.

Registration for Summer school in Marseille


Dear Colleagues,
We have 24 trainees registered in European School Marseille 2017.
6 places still available for participating in the school. If some of your trainees are interested, please send me rapidly their name, email and registration form completed. We will registered the 6 trainees on the first-come, first-served basis.
To complete the registration, the trainees have to send:

  • a short CV
  • a letter of intention
  • a letter of support from the PRM department to which he/she belong
  • a letter of support from you as National Manager
  • the Board registration number
Before coming trainees will need to send us a copy of their European Health Insurance Card (European trainees) and an international insurance file.
Looking forward to read from you.
Best regards,
Prof. A Delarque, Prof. JM Viton, Prof. L Bensoussan.

European Summer school for FMR residents in Marseille 2015.


As representatives of BiH, physical medicine and rehabilitation residents Dr. Samra Pjanić and Dr. Dunja Milićević (ZFMR "Dr. M.Zotović") participated in the European summer school for residents in Marseille, France, which lasted from July 1. until 10.07.2015. The summer school was attended by 30 residents from almost all parts of Europe (Italy, Malta, Spain, Ireland, Great Britain, Portugal, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina).
The topics of this year's School lectures were related to the analysis of body posture and gait, motor disability in humans, rehabilitation and neurophysiology. Full-day lectures are organized in the form of morning and afternoon sessions. The lecturers were domestic and foreign, mostly professors (FMR and neurology specialists, presidents of the UEMS PRM Board and the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine, etc.).
Among the various professional topics was an interesting lecture by the American journalist Gary Burkhart, who in his several-hour presentation talked about how to appear at the congress and become noticed after presenting your work, be noticed, interesting, (not) answer all the questions and in the end stay remembered as an interesting presenter. The next 20th FMR European Congress in Estoril (near Lisbon), Portugal, which will be held from April 23 to 28, 2016, was also promoted. The President of the Congress organization, Jorge Lains, invited residents to actively participate in the same as possible. .
Given the length of lectures during the week, the weekend was reserved for seeing the many sights that this historically significant port city has to offer.

Intrathecal Baclofen pump in the treatment of spasticity and chronic pain


The professional team consisting of Dr. Boškić-physiatrist, Dr. Glogovac Kosanović-specialist, N.Jeremić, M.Cupić-diploma in nursing and V.Sarajlić-physiotherapist from the institute "Dr. M.Zotović" from 18.5.-20.5.2015 . participated in a three-day workshop - "Intratecal Baclofen pump in the treatment of spasticity and chronic pain" which was organized at the University Rehabilitation Institute Soca, Ljubljana. The workshop was organized under the auspices of the Medtronic company, and the lecturers are members of the Slovenian ITB team headed by Dr. Klemen Grabljevec, physiatrist. Through lectures and practical work, clinical knowledge about spasticity and chronic pain was renewed, and the primary focus of the workshop was aimed at showing all aspects of working with the ITB pump through practical work with patients, from patient selection, implantation techniques, patient monitoring with a built-in pump, pump programming, complications and their resolution. The obtained information, i.e. skills, led to the improvement of our knowledge and expertise and opened up the possibility of dialogue with colleagues from other specialties about the application of the Baclofen pump in our area as well.

Pulmonological rehabilitation


The pulmonary rehabilitation program is an integral part of the complex treatment of many lung diseases.
Within the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Treatment of Chronic Wounds, 3 years ago, the implementation of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with lung diseases, namely chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis,...
The program includes: physical therapy, drug treatment, educational measures and psychosocial support. Physical therapy includes: respiratory gymnastics, respiratory musculature training, endurance training, muscle strength strengthening, pelvic floor muscle training, treatment and prophylaxis of complications of the underlying disease (eg osteoporosis prophylaxis). The pulmonary rehabilitation team consists of a pulmonologist, physiatrist, psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and nurse/technician. The program is conducted by two senior physiotherapists, who have undergone additional training in this field at the Pulmonary and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinic in Bad Reichenhall, Germany.
At the beginning of this year, in addition to the adult patients we included in the program, a four-day physical therapy program was organized for children suffering from cystic fibrosis, considering that physical therapy is one of the most important treatment modalities for this disease.
In Sarajevo during the weekend of May 23-24, 2015. held a lecture on Physical therapy in the treatment of cystic fibrosis. The lecture was organized by the Association for Cystic Fibrosis Zehra Kalajdžić from Sarajevo in cooperation with the Pediatric Clinic Jezero-Sarajevo and the World Association for Cystic Fibrosis. On Saturday 23.05.2015. a lecture intended for parents of sick children was held, while on Sunday 24.05.2015 lecture intended for medical personnel who are professionally related to work with this category. The lecturers were Louise Lannefors PhD, physiotherapist from CF Center at Ringhospitalet Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and Maria Cecilia Rodriguez Hortal, physiotherapist from CF Center Stockholm-Sweden. The lecture was attended by 3 physiotherapists, educated in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation, and one doctor from our institution..
The main topic of the lecture was certainly physical therapy, as one of the modalities in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, but the importance of other aspects of treatment, such as drug therapy, proper nutrition, psychosocial presentation of the disease, was reiterated. One of the topics was inhalation therapy and its proper use. The greatest emphasis was placed on the importance of cleaning the airways and the methods we use for that purpose. The lecture was followed by a practical presentation of the methods that were discussed orally (Application of PEP mask, HiPEP method,…).

Open Medical Institute Salzburg


Dear colleagues,
on the initiative of prof. Ph.D. Tatjana Bućma, president of the Association of Physiologists of the RS, I would like to inform you about the possibility of participating in seminars in the field of rehabilitation in Salzburg.
The seminars are held annually under the auspices of the American-Austrian Foundation – AAF at the Schloss Aremberg location in Salzburg and the program as a whole is financed by the Foundation (travel expenses, accommodation, food and lectures). Participants come from more than 100 countries of the world - Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, former republics of the Soviet Union and other countries in transition. The lecturers are professors from several American universities (Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital) and the Universities of Vienna and Graz who come on a voluntary basis.
During the seminar, new treatment protocols, new technologies and experiences in patient care are presented, contacts are made and the opportunity to consult with lecturers in solving difficult cases is created. In addition to seminars, OMI offers the following activities: Observerships, Satellite Symposia, and Visiting Professorships. When applying for participation in the seminar, it is necessary to attach certain documentation (exact information is available on the website). If the application is accepted, the official of the regional OMI office checks the knowledge of the English language by phone. Before coming to the seminar, participants are required to send a presentation of the case they will present at the seminar (details for preparing and sending the presentation are also available on the website).
Participants receive a code with which they can use the contents of the library where the most successful presentations so far are stored, as well as the possibility of accessing educational materials.
Members of the Association of Physiatrists who have participated in OMI seminars so far are:

  • dr Ljiljana Petrović 2004.
  • dr Jelena Nikolić-Pucar 2012.
  • dr Stanislava Markez 2013.
  • dr Dragana Bojinović- Rodić 2015.
Additional information can be found on the AAF website:
Reporter: Stanislava Markez.