Symposium #2


Subject overview

Individuals experiencing spine-related disorders are at high risk of years of life lived with disability and this puts great burden on healthcare systems and economic welfare of our societies. Therefore, to improve the productivity and wellbeing globally, it is crucial to give more attention and focus on providing value-based and evidence-based rehabilitation strategies at all levels, in the community, primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Our efforts should target timely delivery of quality rehabilitation so individuals and the population at large can prosper.


Symposium Objective

This symposium will demonstrate the importance of timely access to spine rehabilitation to improve the health and economic welfare of societies globally. It will also illustrate how rehabilitation is applied effectively at all levels and the impact of this on keeping people with spine disorders at work or reintegrating them at work for the individual and the society prosperity.


Topics Highlights
  1. Evidence-based rehabilitation
  2. Work reinsertion
  3. Work as a health stability proxy
  4. Timely access to quality spine rehabilitation



Hana Alsobayel
Saudi Arabia

Marco Campello

Pierre Côté


14.00 – 14.06

Introduction and purpose of symposium

Pierre Côté, Canada

14.06 – 14.18

Evidence-based rehabilitation is necessary to promote prosperity in our communities

Stefano Negrini, Italy

14.18 – 14.30

The need for spine rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries

Rajani Mullerpatan, India

14.30 – 14.42

How evidence-based occupational rehabilitation of spine disorders can improve the economic welfare of our societies?

Han Anema, Netherlands

14.42 – 14.54

Implementation of return-to-work strategies to health and economic welfare of workers with spinal disorders

Doug Gross, Canada

14.54 – 15.30

Panel discussion/Q &A