Interviewee: Professor Volker Hömberg
Interviewer: Ștefana-Andrada Dobran
Professor Volker Hömberg currently holds the positions of President of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation Societies (WFNR) and Vice-President of the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies (EFNR).
This interview with Professor Volker Hömberg took place during the World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (WCNR) held in the charming city of Vienna, Austria, from 14 to 17 December 2022.
Throughout the interview, Prof. Hömberg provided a comprehensive overview of the event, highlighting the congress theme centered around neurotechnologies and communication tools. He emphasized the significance of hybrid multidisciplinary events in advancing neurorehabilitation research and practice, while also touching upon recent advancements in the field, with a focus on adhering to guidelines for optimal outcomes.
Prof. Hömberg delved into various aspects aimed at strengthening research and collaboration in neurorehabilitation. He addressed strategies to bridge the gap in rehabilitation for low and middle-income countries, emphasizing the potential of digital communication tools and enhanced training for professionals and non-professionals, including caregivers.
Furthermore, Prof. Hömberg underscored the pivotal role of mentorship programs in shaping the next generation of specialists. He highlighted the importance of the WFNR’s Special Interest Groups (YWFNR), an impactful program connecting mentors with mentees worldwide to support the development of young specialists’ careers. This mentorship initiative serves as a vital platform for nurturing talent and fostering growth within the dynamic field of neurorehabilitation.
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