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3rd International Symposium: ICF Education REGISTRATION CLOSED

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The 3rd International Symposium: ICF Education aims is to bring together people from around the world who are using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in clinical practice, research and teaching. Active participation from all delegates is encouraged and expected!

Event Details

Date/Time:Friday, 13 April 2018; 11:45 - 18:30 (Pre-symposium talks from 9:00 - 11:40)
Venue:MSH Medical School Hamburg - Großer Grasbrook Campus, Großer Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg
Cost:€ 50 (to be paid onsite in cash)

Symposium Registration – NOW CLOSED

The registration platfform is now closed. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Melissa Selb; Email: ; Tel. +41 41 939 6631

Symposium Posters and Oral Presentations

The confirmation of accepted posters have been sent. The author(s) of poster abstracts that have been selected to be presented orally have also been informed. See below for details on posters and presentations.

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Next ICF Workshop (in English) 6-7 September 2018

The next English-language ICF workshop that will take place on Thursday and Friday, 6-7 September 2018 at the Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) located in the Guido A. Zäch Institute in Nottwil, Switzerland - on beautiful Lake Sempach about 20 minutes from Lucerne.

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This two-day interactive training comprises of lectures and exercises (single and group work) that provides the basics of the ICF for participants, with no or little knowledge of the ICF. It also provides participants who already have experience with the ICF, the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about the ICF, insight in potential practical application of the ICF, opportunity for networking and structured workshop materials that can be used for training others. Each participant will also receive a certificate of participation.

Since workshop participants may have varying levels of ICF knowledge, the workshop covers a range of topics. Day 1 of the workshop focuses on the basics and day 2 covers specific modules like:

  • the linking methodology
  • ICF in rehab management
  • real-life examples
  • and depending on the participants, disability evaluation, ICF in research, etc...

Click here for the preliminary schedule.

The workshop fee (including 2 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and all workshop material) is approx. EUR 785 / CHF 850 depending on the number of hotel nights required.

If this workshop sparks your interest and you would like to participate, please complete the registration form (click here) and email it to the ICF Research Branch Coordinator (), at the latest Monday, 23 July 2018. If a visa is required to enter Switzerland, we require a confirmation of the visa approval to be sent to us by Monday, 20 August 2018.

Participants who require a letter of invitation as mandated by his/her institution/organization or for visa purposes, please indicate this on the registration form (click here) under "comments". NOTE: Kindly allow enough time for the application/visa processing.

If you would like additional information about the ICF Workshop, please contact Melissa Selb, ICF Research Branch Coordinator at .

The Branch welcomes Professor Liane Simon

The ICF Research Branch is delighted to welcome Professor Liane Simon as a new member of its Steering Committee.

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Prof. Simon will join the renowned group of scientists and leaders in the ICF community – Prof. Jerome Bickenbach, Dr. Michaela Coenen, Prof. Judith Hollenweger and Prof. Gerold Stucki – who have been serving on the ICF Research Branch Steering Committee the last several years. ICF Research Branch will benefit tremendously from Liane Simon’s many years of clinical and academic experience in early childhood intervention.

The ICF Research Branch is looking forward to successful collaborations with Prof. Liane Simon!

Next available German-language ICF Workshops

The next available German-language ICF workshop will take place on Thursday/Friday, 17-18 September 2018 at the Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health, Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany.

The one and a half day training workshop will cover a wide range of topics and comprises a basic module as well as specific modules.

NEW – Due to the growing interest in a basic course on the ICF, a one-day workshop will also be offered on Thursday, 17 Mai 2018.

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Day 1: Basic module – 8 trainings sessions

Day 2: Advanced modules (optional) – 4 training sessions

Further information about the workshops as well as the registration form can be found here: http://ihrs.ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/icf_schulung1/index.html.