The Council of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) has accepted the forming of a Manual Medicine Multidisciplinary Joint Committee (MJC) at its Council Meeting on October 18-19, 2012 in Larnaka, Cyprus.
FIMM is an International Medical Association comprised of individual national societies of similar philosophical beliefs and practices. It is a non-profit organisation representing 23 national societies. Through scientific and educational channels, together with evidence-based research, FIMM aims to create consistently high standards in the practice of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine world-wide.
For a large group of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, the healthcare systems of many countries do not deliver an adequate service either in a timely fashion or at all. This unmet need, in many countries, leads to unnecessarily prolonged suffering and disability, together with economic consequences due lo loss of productivity and drains on welfare, where it is available, as well as inappropriate medical costs.
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• FIMM NEWS BULLETIN (Update December 2008)