Conference Information

Cambodia National Rehabilitation Conference

Sponsored By

HCVI Medical Library Cambodia

Conference Description

Rehabilitation is a growing field in Cambodia. A well-functioning and integrated rehabilitation system is essential in order to achieve optimal outcomes for individuals with a spectrum of diseases and disabilities. Rehabilitative services play a critical complementary role to that of physicians and nurses, contributing to a greater quality of life by providing care that enables people with disability to be as functional and independent as possible.

The rehabilitation system in Cambodia is younger and, therefore, less developed and cohesive than traditional medical services provided by physicians and nurses. This conference will bring together key stakeholders from all of the major fields of rehabilitation, in order to promote collaboration, define collective goals, and outline pathways that will ensure continued growth and success.

Intended Audience

This conference is directed at professionals from 
all of the Major Fields of Rehabilitation in Cambodia. This includes:

  • Education (K-12)

  • Mental Health Services

  • Medical and/or Surgical Services

  • Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • Social Worker Services

  • Speech and Language Pathology

Other health professionals, as well as students and residents, may also attend this conference as a part of their education and training.

Conference Objectives

The main objective of this conference is to provide a platform for rehabilitation professionals to get a better understanding of their own system. The intention is to gather professionals from all areas involved with rehabilitation, so that they can have a clearer view of current capabilities and explore opportunities for future collaboration and growth.

Specific objectives of this gathering are:
  • Help Map the rehabilitation system in Cambodia
  • Grow the network of rehabilitative services, facilitating referrals and communication
  • Further develop a sense of a Community
  • Establish and support the groundwork for creating a Comprehensive Cambodia Rehabilitation Website that will strengthen the Digital Network of Provider Organizations currently in use
  • Provide a Framework and Timeline for Participation in the WHO Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action

  • Reaffirm the Importance of Rehabilitation as a field within the Cambodian Health Care System

  • Promote and Share Successful Rehabilitation Techniques and Methods

  • Demonstrate How Technology Can Be Scaled and Leveraged in new ways to achieve greater outcomes at lower cost

  • Raphael Freitas - Conference Director
  • Claudie Ung - Conference Coordinator
  • Lisa Yunker - Conference Coordinator
  • Kristen Keith - Conference Coordinator
  • Alessia Leonetti - Support
  • Frank Duggan, MD - Supervisor
  • Ko Heng - IT Support

  • Please refer to Speaker Page in the left-hand menu

Translation Services
  • Live translation services in Khmer or English (as approptiate) will be provided to all attendees

Dates, Location and Registration Process
  • The conference will take place on November 15, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • The location of the conference is the HCVI Medical Library, at the National Pediatric Hospital (Phnom Penh, Cambodia).
    • Please, select the Map/Directions page located in the menu to your left.
  • Preregistration must be completed online by filling out the Registration Form located on this Google Site.
    • Please, select the Conference Registration page located in the menu to your left.


The conference will be divided into two sessions:
  • Morning Session: Introduction and six presentations from invited speakers regarding changes currently taking place in Cambodia as well as current objectives and future goals.
  • Afternoon Session: short presentations given by participant organizations followed by group discussions regarding conference objectives and summary remarks

Resources and References
  • All conference materials and other resources can be found in the electronic file cabinet of the page titled Conference Material.

  • Certification will be provided by e-mail to all participants attending the conference after the event.
  • Speakers will receive a special certification for presenting at the conference.