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International Rehabilitation Canton Forum 2017 (IRCF 2017)

Theme: Inter-science Innovation for Rehabilitation Development

Date: March 31-April 2(Friday-Sunday), 2017

Venue: Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center Exhibition Hall

Language: English / Chinese


Concurrent International Congress:

2017 Asia - Pacific Community Rehabilitation and Development Forum

2017 Annual Meeting of International Exchange Committee of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Concurrent Domestic Congress:

Development of Countryside Health Care Services and Community Rehabilitation

2017 National Rehabilitation Equipments Distributors Spring Conference



Host: China International Center For Economic And Technical Exchanges

      Sun Yat-Sen University


Co- organizers:

      World Health Organization Rehabilitation Cooperation Center for Rehabilitation

      Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities

      Guangdong Province Rehabilitation Medicine and Clinical Transformation Engineering Technology Research Center

      National Collaborative Group on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Applications

      Botulinum Toxin International Medical Education Association

      Botulinum Toxin Institute


Regional Co- organizers:

      Guangdong Provincial General Services in Developing & Supplying Rids for the Disabled

      The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University

      Guangdong Provincial Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation Center

      Guangdong Provincial Work Injury Rehabilitation Center

      Guangzhou Sport University

      Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine 

      Rehabilitation Physicians Branch of Guangdong Medical Doctor Association

      Rehabilitation Medicine Management Branch of Guangdong Province Hospital Management Association

      Guangdong Province Rehabilitation Industry Technology Innovation Alliance

      Hong Kong Private Practice Physiotherapist Association

      Hong Kong Institute of Occupational Therapy

      Macau Association of Rehabilitation Medicine


OrganizersGuangzhou Jinye Exhibition Co., Ltd.



International Rehabilitation Canton Forum (IRCF)      

The first International Rehabilitation Canton Forum (IRCF) was launched in March of 2014. After three years of innovation and perseverance, it is now been recognized as the largest academic conference in the Chinese rehabilitation industry.


Aiming at the theme of “Inter-science Innovation for Rehabilitation Development”, IRCF has always emphasized on the exchange and cooperation among different disciplines. The forum focuses on the transformation and extension of rehabilitation technology and to exploit new areas of rehabilitation industry. The topics discussed in the past three conferences were: Biomedical Engineering, 3D Printing in Orthopedic Rehabilitation, new technology in prosthetics and robotic, clinical rehabilitation of musculoskeletal ultrasound intervention technique, low temperature orthosis & splint technology competition and operational management of rehabilitation institutions.



Highlight of IRCF 2017: Development of Countryside Health Care Services and Community Rehabilitation, Psychological Disorder Prevention and Rehabilitation, Medical Training Therapy, Challenge Match of Chinese and Western Manipulation, Therapists Academic Debate Competition, Clinical Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Intervention Technique. Emphasizing the cooperation of "cross-countries, cross-disciplines and cross-organizations, IRCF 2017 wish to invite renowned experts from home and abroad in different fields and disciplines to display and interact their cutting-edge research in new development of rehabilitation medicine, promoting the key plan of WHO on community based inclusive development.



This year, with a total area of 25,000 square meters (inc exhibition and conference halls), the forum is expected to hold more than 35 parallel sessions and invite approximately 100 renowed experts from home and abroad to share their latest academic achievements, knowledge and experiences, which will intend to attract more than 3000 professional delegates.






Honorary Chairman: Prof. Haipeng XIAO(China), Prof. Yong'an ZHANG (China)

Chairman: Prof. Dong-feng HUANG(China)


Distinguished Guests:

Mr. Darryl Barret (Australia), Prof. Christoph GUTENBRUNNER(Germany), Prof. Lilly CHENG(USA), Prof. Marta IMAMURA(Brazil), Prof. Zaliha Binti OMAR(Malaysia), Prof. Simon Fuk-Tan Tang (Taiwan, China), Prof. Yu-bo FAN(China), Prof. Shou-wei YUE(China), Prof. Gangyi PENG(China), Prof. Sheung Wai LEE (Hong Kong, China), Prof. Ling LI(China), Prof. Jianjun LI(China), Prof. Yi WU(China).


Chief Experts of Divided Sessions:

Prof. Wenzhi CAI(China), Prof. Bryan O'YOUNG(USA), Prof. Jianping CHEN(China), Prof. Mark JONES(Australia), Prof. Wuwei FENG(USA), Prof. Ruijun GUO(China), Prof. Bo HU(China), Prof. Lan GUO(China), Prof. Xiaojie LI(China), Prof. Gang LIU(China), Prof. Yuling WANG(Hong Kong, China), Prof. Jixiang WU(China).







1. Individual Registration


Early-bird Fee

Before Jan 25th, 2017

Regular Fee

Before Mar.15th,2016

 On-Site Fee

After Mar 16th,2016

Overseas Participants




Low Income Countries***




Locals(Inc Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan )


1200 RMB

1500 RMB





2. Group Registration

Team with over 10 registered participants enjoy 15% discount.

3. Notes:

1.         Registration fee includes the fee for conference materials and entrance passes.

2.         ***Low Income Countries: as defined according to the World Bank Country Classification. Click for more information on the Country Classification.

3.         ***Trainee(Students/Fellows/Nurses/Residents): An official letter of the institution (PDF format), originally stamped and signed by the head of the department confirming this status must be uploaded during the registration process.

4.         To apply for the cancellation of the registration fee before Mar 15th, 2017, 50% of the total payable (500RMB for Locals, 100USD for overseas) shall be forfeited. To apply after Mar 15th, no money shall be reimbursed and no replacement shall be permitted .


4. Hotels:

Several Hotels (Inc *Langham Place, *Shangri-la, Kai Rong Du International Hotel, Wellgold Hotel, Bontai Apart Hotel,  Clayton Hotel) have been selected as the conference designated partners. All hotels have shuttle bus during the conference time except the ones with * before the hotel name (Please find more details from official website: Delegates are responsible for arranging their accommodation. Early birds have priority to choose hotels or room types.


Information about Sessions:







Visual Rehabilitation



Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation



Nursing and Disability Rehabilitation



Psychological Disorder Prevention and Rehabilitation



Pediatric rehabilitation



Foot orthopedic rehabilitation



Rehabilitation and Development in Autism



Language and Brain Science



Cardiac Rehabilitation



Operational Management of Rehabilitation Institutions 



Sports injuries and rehabilitation



Scientific Papers Dissemination



Neurological Rehabilitation


Coming soon...


Training Courses:


Clinical Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Intervention TechniqueⅢ


New Progress of Clinical Application and Precise Injection of Botulinum Toxin



陈氏摇摆手法诊疗技术Doctor Chen's Swing Manipulation Technique


澳式手法精要 Prof. Jones' Australian Manipulation

MTT康复诊疗技术大乾坤 Medical Training Therapy




"Klarity Cup" Assistive Devices Design Contest


"Klarity Cup" Low temperature Orthosis & Splint Technology Competition


Therapist Academic Debate Competition




Call for papers

The academic committee will select a number of excellent abstracts to give oral or poster presentations from all the accepted papers. All selected papers will be collected and published in the conference proceedings.

We would extend our highest appreciation and warmest welcome to your distinguished paper. Your contribution to the research field is appreciated.


Abstract topics

We welcome all papers that are relevant with our above listed sessions or courses and other papers that are related to the inter-science Innovation for Rehabilitation Development.


Abstract Guidelines

(1) Abstracts must be submitted via the following website address only:

(2) Presenting authors must be registered participants. Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by the Early Bird Registration Deadline will be scheduled for presentation and included for publication.

(3) Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in all meeting material.

(4)Abstract must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the International Rehabilitation Canton Forum 2017.

(5)Abstract must be submitted in English.


Abstract Preparation

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

(1) Presenting author's contact details

Ø  Email address

Ø  full postal address

Ø  contact phone number

(2) Author and co-authors' details

Ø  Full first and family name(s).

Ø  Authors' names must be in upper and lower case (James BOND).

Ø  Affiliation details: department, institution/hospital, city, state(if relevant), country.

(3) Abstract title-limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE.

(4) Abstract text-limited to 1000words, including acknowledgements.

(Please Note: word counts is affected when graphs/tables/images are included)

We recommend just using word to edit your abstract but not include graphs/tables/images.

(5) Abstract should clearly state:

Ø  Introduction/background

Ø  Materials and methods

Ø  Results

Ø  Conclusion

(6) Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word appears the first time.


Abstract Submission Deadline: March 6, 2017.

Early Bird Registration due for Paper: 10 days after acceptance notification.