!!Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga - Biography
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Prof. Paternostro-Sluga received her Medical Degree from the Medical University of Vienna (MUV) and trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the same institution. She acquired her PhD degree with her thesis on “Electrodiagnosis and Physical Therapy of Pheripheral Nerve Lesions”. Subsequently, she quickly moved up the academic ladder and was appointed Vice Chair of the Department of PMR at the MUV, a position which she held from 2003 to 2013. From 2014, she was appointed chair of the Department of PMR at the Vienna Danube Hospital, a teaching hospital of the MUV. \\
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Prof. Paternostro-Sluga’s scientific and clinical expertise encompasses all fields of physical medicine and rehabilitation, with a strong focus on early rehabilitation in the acute hospital setting, mobility research after acute trauma and degenerative diseases, hand rehabilitation, rehabilitation of peripheral nerve lesions, musculoskeletal disorders and pain management, as well as functional and clinical electrophysiology.  She acquired subspecialisation and diplomas in geriatric medicine, manual medicine, and pain medicine. \\
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She is a European Board Certified Fellow in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, and a member of several professional societies including the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ÖGPMR), the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM), International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the German Society of Performing Arts Medicine. \\
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Prof. Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga served as the president of the ÖGPMR from 2012 to 2014, is the National Manager for Austria of the UEMS, a Member of the Educational Committee of the ISPRM and the chair of the special interest group on peripheral nerve disorders of the ESPRM. She also served as the president of the ISPRM World Congress in 2015. \\
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Prof. Paternostro-Sluga published numerous original papers, abstracts, book chapters and review articles. She is member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and the German Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, and serves as reviewer for all major international journals in the field of PMR. She is a sought after lecturer at all international meeting in her field.\\ \\