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.
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.
Dr. Moon Suk Bang
I offer my profound gratitude to the members of the society, who elected me as the president of KSPRM. The KSPRM has grown into an authoritative academy representing Korean pediatric rehabiliation and developmental medicine through vigourous academic activies. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the former chairpersons and to the board members who have dedicated themselves to the establshment of the society.
KSPRM has contributed to academic development by publishing a textbook of pediatric rehabilitation, and by hosting various academic events. It has trained specialists who are leading professional groups related to pediatric rehabilitation. Also, we are working with a high sense of social responsibility to enhance the quality of life for children with disability and help them participate fully in the community.
We will continue to work hard to improve the quality of pediatric rehabilitation by leading higher academic pursuits and supporting specialists. We will act responsibly in the role of advocacy for children with disability in the field of public health and welfare policies by the government.
It is my sincere wish that this society can be a source of hope and light to children with disability and their families, and I earnestly ask members of the academy for continued interest and support.
2010. 5. 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. 1. 31.
Built up the “Korean Database of Cerebral Palsy”
2008. 5. 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. 4. 7.
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. 5. 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. 5. 12.
Renamed to “Korean Society of Pediatric Rehabilitation”.
2002. 5. 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. 2. 14.
Eleven rehabilitation doctors interested in pediatric rehabilitation gathered and started the periodical seminars.
President Eun Sook Park
Chairperson Jeong Lim Moon
Textbook Compilation Committee In Young Sung
Academic Committee Myeong Ok Kim
Education and Training Committee Seong Woo Kim
Insurance and Policy Committee Bum Sun Kwon
General Affair and Finance Committee Seung Hoon Han
Planning Public Relations Committee Dong-wook Rha
President Moon Suk Bang
Chairperson MinYoung Kim
Academic Committee Yong Beom Shin
International Committee Jeong Yi Kwon
Policy Committee Seong-eun Koh
Planning Public Relations Committee So-young Lee
Education Committee Si Hyun Kang
Training and Quality Control Committee Dong-wook Rha
Insurance Committee BoYoung Hong
General Affair and Finance Committee Shinseung Yang