The 49th  National Congress of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehablitation Medicine (SIMFER)  took place in Milan, from October 29th to 31th.

The title of the Congress was “The roots of the Future”, with keywords such as “innovation”, “sustainability”, “education” and “research”.

After the virtual edition of 2020, the Congress of Milan marked the return to the living events; 

the need to meet safely,  after the limitations of the pandemic,  has  been confirmed by the huge number of participants and invited speakers (more than 1000 in total), and  by the contribution of more than 70 exhibitors.

The 60 Scientific Sessions covered all the main topics of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, including the most innovative areas of research and clinical practice.

The elections for the new Executive Committee of SIMFER for the years 2021-2024 were held during the Congress; the new President is Giovanna Beretta, head of the Department of Rehabilitation of the Ospedale Niguarda, Milano, and the new Secretary General is Carlo Damiani, Director of the Rehabilitation Unit of the Institute San Raffaele Pisana, Roma.