What is Korean Society of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Medicine (KSPRDM)?

Korean Society of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Medicine (KSPRDM) is the academic association of professionals working with children with disability throughout Korea.

“Pediatric Rehabilitation Research Meeting” was established in 2002, on the basis of the meeting by 11 people with an interest in pediatric rehabilitation since 2000. It was renamed to the Korean Society of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Medicine (KSPRDM) in 2005. Academic activities developed to education courses since 2007, and the first conference was held in 2008. Nowadays, we hold annual conferences and biannual educational courses every year.

KSPRDM has played a central role not only in the field of clinical and academic area of pediatric rehabilitation, but also in the leadership of policies regarding the disabled children in Korea.

What is KSPRDM doing?

We hold annual conferences and biannual educational courses (spring and autumn) every year for promoting academic development of pediatric rehabilitation and training pediatric rehabilitation specialists. We published the first Korean textbook “Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine" in 2006 and our second edition will be published in 2012.

We have been operating the Korean Database of Cerebral Palsy since 2009. We also act as the opinion leader for welfare policies of children with disabilities and their families.

Furthermore, we provide free annual botulinum toxin injections for underprivileged children as social contribution activities.

PESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Greetings.

I offer my profound gratitude to the members of the society, who elected me as the president of KSPRM. I will be working alongside our chairperson, Sung Eun Ko, and the newly assembled executive committee for the advancement of our organization.

With various volunteer and academic activities, our organization has been a leader in the field of pediatric rehabilitation in Korea. We have held annual conferences and advanced courses while also publishing textbooks for pediatric rehabilitation medicine. We have devoted our efforts to developing pediatric rehabilitation specialists and therapists.

Although many academic activities were planned for 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed challenges to proceeding as planned. In keeping with the new changes, the 9th executive committee will do its best to continue to move forward with our usual academic activities. Additionally, we will strive to further expand the impressive national and international network built by the previous executive committee. As an expert group on pediatric rehabilitation, we will contribute to improving the quality of life for children with disabilities by actively partaking in the establishment of government policies regarding pediatric rehabilitation.

KSPRM is dedicated to uplifting the prestige of pediatric rehabilitation in Korea and giving hope to children with disabilities and their families through communication between members and academic exchange. To fulfill this goal, I request all the members to visit our website and share your interest and encouragement for our academic activities. Thank you.

Bum Sun Kwon
President, Korean Society of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Medicine

History of KSPRM

2010. 05. 15.
Eun Sook Park (Yonsei University, College of Medicine) was elected the 4th president and Jeong Lim Moon (Catholic University, College of Medicine) the chairman.
2009. 01. 31.
Built up the “Korean Database of Cerebral Palsy”
2008. 05. 24.
Held the 1st Annual Conference in Seoul.
Renamed as “Korean Society of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Medicine”. In Young Sung (University of Ulsan, College of Medicine) was elected the 3rd president and Joo Hyun Park (Catholic University, College of Medicine) the chairman.
2007. 11. 17.
Held the 1st Educational Course in Seoul.
Topic : Cerebral Palsy Assessment and Management; with Neuro-Rehabilitation basis
2007. 04. 07.
Started the annual activity of free botulinum toxin injection to underprivileged children (supported by Ipsen Korea).
2006. 10. 12.
Published the first Korean textbook “Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine”.
2006. 05. 11.
In Young Sung (University of Ulsan, College of Medicine) was elected the 2nd president and Han Young Jung (Inha University, School of Medicine) the chairman.
2005. 05. 12.
Renamed to “Korean Society of Pediatric Rehabilitation”.
2002. 05. 30.
“Pediatric Rehabilitation Research Meeting” was founded.
Sae Yoon Kang (Catholic University, College of Medicine) was elected the 1st president and In Young Sung (University of Ulsan, College of Medicine) 1st vice-president.
2000. 02. 14.
Eleven rehabilitation doctors interested in pediatric rehabilitation gathered and started the periodical seminars.

Board members(9th)

권범선 President
Bum Sun Kwon
고성은 Chairperson
Seong-eun Koh
권정이 Training and Quality Control Committee
Jeong Yi Kwon
신용범 Education Committee
Yong Beom Shin
김민영 International Committee
MinYoung Kim
홍보영 Insurance Committee
BoYoung Hong
나동욱 Policy Committee
Dong-wook Rha
홍지연 General Affair and Finance Committee
JiYeon Hong
장대현 Academic Committee
Dae-Hyun Jang
이소영 Planning Public Relations Committee
Hyun Jung Chang