25 May 2023

The Neuropathies Rehabilitation Summer School, held under the auspices of ERN EURO-NMD, is a specialized event designed for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinicians with an interest in neuromuscular diseases, clinicians specializing in rehabilitation medicine, and patient advocacy groups. The primary objective of this summer school is to disseminate knowledge about current and future modalities of rehabilitation in rare and complex neuropathies. 

The Neuropathies Rehabilitation Summer School will take place from September 18-21, 2023 in Hotel Excel Roma Montemario, Rome, Italy.

The expected educational outcome for attendees of a neuropathies rehabilitation Summer School, whose aim is to disseminate knowledge on current and future modalities of rehabilitation in rare and complex peripheral neuropathies, would be to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and develop the skills necessary for effective rehabilitation in these conditions. Some specific educational outcomes could include:

  • Knowledge of neuropathies: Attendees would gain a deep understanding of rare and complex peripheral neuropathies, including their etiology, pathology, and clinical manifestations. They would learn about the different types of neuropathies and their specific challenges in rehabilitation.
  • Current rehabilitation modalities: Attendees would be exposed to the latest evidence-based rehabilitation techniques and interventions used in the management of neuropathies. This may include physical therapy exercises, occupational therapy interventions, assistive devices, and pain management strategies.
  • Future modalities of rehabilitation: Attendees would be introduced to emerging trends and advancements in neuropathy rehabilitation. This may include innovative technologies, such as virtual reality, robotics, or neurostimulation techniques, which have the potential to enhance rehabilitation outcomes.
  • Multidisciplinary approach: Rehabilitation for neuropathies often requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Attendees would learn about the importance of collaboration among healthcare professionals, such as neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers, to provide comprehensive care to patients.
  • Patient-centered care: Attendees would develop skills in providing patient-centered care by understanding the unique needs, preferences, and goals of individuals with rare and complex peripheral neuropathies. They would learn how to tailor rehabilitation interventions to address specific challenges and optimize functional outcomes for each patient.
  • Networking and collaboration: The Summer School would provide opportunities for attendees to network with experts in the field and fellow healthcare professionals. This networking could foster collaborations and the exchange of ideas, leading to further advancements in neuropathy rehabilitation.

By achieving these educational outcomes, attendees would be better equipped to contribute to the field of neuropathy rehabilitation, enhance their clinical practice, and improve the quality of care provided to patients with rare and complex peripheral neuropathies.

Over the course of two full days and two half days, the event aims to educate clinicians, researchers, physiotherapists, and patient advocacy groups working in the field of rehabilitation and neuromuscular diseases. The program covers a wide range of topics, including the basics of rehabilitation for peripheral neuropathies, new trends in rehabilitation medicine, innovative technological rehabilitation, and telerehabilitation. It also focuses on rehabilitation applied to specific peripheral neuropathies, emphasizing disease-specific sessions.

The disease-specific sessions at the summer school will address various neuropathies, including acute inflammatory neuropathies, chronic inflammatory neuropathies, sensory neuropathies, Amyloidosis, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. These sessions follow a structured format to provide comprehensive information. The first part focuses on disease characteristics and main symptoms, enabling participants to understand the specific neuropathies in depth. The second part explores the existing literature, highlighting evidence-based approaches to rehabilitation and relevant scales used in assessing patients’ progress. Finally, the third part delves into current practices and perspectives, showcasing the latest developments in rehabilitation for each specific neuropathy.

In addition to knowledge dissemination, the summer school also highlights the role of networks like EURO-NMD in facilitating the development of rehabilitation medicine. It emphasizes the importance of standards of care, outcome measures, and the ongoing efforts in clinical trials related to rehabilitation.

The Neuropathies Rehabilitation Summer School brings together a diverse audience of professionals and stakeholders, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in the field. By providing a platform for clinicians, researchers, therapists, and patient advocacy groups, the event aims to advance the understanding and application of rehabilitation techniques in the context of rare and complex neuropathies.

Luca Padua (President) Director of the Operative Unit of High Intensity Neurorehabilitation of the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Massimo Marra Founder-CIDP ITALIA
Angelo Schenone Director of the Clinical Neurology Unit, IRCCS San Martino Hospital and University of Genova
Davide Pareyson Director of Rare Neurological Diseases Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C.Besta (FINCB) of Milan
Jean-Philippe Plançon President of European Patient Organization for Dysimmune and Inflammatory Neuropathies (EPODIN)
Teresinha Evangelista Coordinator ERN EURO-NMD

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Arriving by air

The Italian capital has two airports. The main one, Fiumicino, is located around 30 km southwest of the city center. It is served by both traditional and low-cost airlines. The second airport, Ciampino, is mainly reserved for charter and low-cost airlines. It is less than 20 kilometers from the city center, to the southeast.


Car traffic in Rome’s historic center is prohibited from Monday to Saturday, from 6.30am to 6pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm to 3am. Police controls are carried out by video surveillance cameras.

As a general rule, read traffic and parking signs carefully. ZTLs (limited traffic zones) are marked with an electronic VARCO ATTIVO sign. Do not enter if you are not authorized. Avoid the “zone preferenziali”, which are the equivalent of bus and cab lanes. Please note: these restrictions also apply to two-wheeled vehicles.
In accordance with European anti-pollution standards, you’re not allowed to drive in the mauve-colored ZTL “anello ferroviario” zone (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) from Monday to Friday (check the Euro emission standards (Euro1, 2, etc.) of your car). In some cases, you’re not allowed to drive in the “fascia verde” zone.

Public transport

The historic center of Rome is very walkable, but public transportation makes getting from one end of the city to the other much easier.

ATAC, Azienda per i Trasporti Autoferrotranviari del Comune di Roma, is Rome’s primary public transportation authority. It manages the wide network of metro lines, trams, and buses that moves thousands of locals and tourists in and around the city of Rome.


  • Before July 31st
    • € 250,00 (plus VAT) attendee
    • €750,00 (plus VAT) industry
  • After July 31st
    • € 350,00 (plus VAT) attendee
    • € 850,OO (plus VAT) industry

(VAT not requested for Extra UE Companies and VIES registered Companies)


Whilst coffee breaks and lunches will be provided during the course, attendees must organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation

The ERNs are co-funded by the
European Union (Health Programme and CEF)

EU Commission

“EURO-NMD is one of the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) approved by the ERN Board of Member States. The ERNs are co-funded by the European Union (Health Programme and CEF).
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