The high prevalence of chronic diseases and disability makes rehabilitation a key specialty in the health national system. Aware of the importance of continuous updating in this field, ESTEVE has launched "RHBMED.es", the first interactive website in Spanish specifically dedicated to rehabilitation physicians. This new initiative delivers on ESTEVE's commitment to analgesia and chronic pain treatment.

The aim of www.rhbmed.es is to become the free portal of reference and professional consultation for rehabilitation physicians. To do so, this platform addresses current topics in the different areas of rehabilitation and physical medicine, including pain, neurorehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, and robotics. It also provides useful information for the daily management tasks performed by these professionals.

According to Dr. Xoán Miguéns Vázquez, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, Head of the Rehabilitation Department of the Integral Management Area of Ourense, Verín and O Barco de Valdeorras, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Coruña, and website coordinator: "In view of current publication rates, keeping up to date needs huge investment in both time and effort. This website faces the challenge of providing rehabilitation physicians with up-to-date documents in the different areas of this notably complex specialty, and the authors have devoted much time of study and scientific thinking to it."

After signing up, the user may access different contents, tools and services, including monographs on relevant topics, national and international news, links of interest, scientific journals, a calendar of events, an opioid conversion calculator, and tips on the daily management tasks performed by rehabilitation physicians.

Also, the papers presented at the National Refresher Courses for Rehabilitation Physicians -the event of reference for these professionals- will be shared each year. In fact, the papers presented at the last edition of these courses, held last February in Sitges (Barcelona), are already available to users by accessing www.rhbmed.es.

This website also includes a suggestion box where users can send their consultations and/or suggestions about this specialty and this new portal.

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