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Next ICF Workshop (in English) 18-19 April 2018

The next English-language ICF workshop that will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, 18-19 April 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, 19 March 2018. If a visa is required to enter Switzerland, we require a confirmation of the visa approval to be sent to us by Monday, 26 March 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!

3rd International Symposium: ICF Education

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The 3rd International Symposium: ICF Education builds on the first held in Finland in 2015 and the second in South Africa in 2017. The aim 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.

The 3rd International Symposium: ICF Education will enable participants to share their experiences and learn from each other. 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)

Click here to download the information sheet as a PDF

Call for Abstracts – ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED

Registered delegates who have submitted a poster abstract will be notified about acceptance by March 15th. Poster abstracts that are invited to be presented as brief oral presentations will also be communicated by March 15th. See below for more information about the presentation formats or click here to download the information sheet as a PDF.

Symposium Registration

Click on the button below to register for the symposium.

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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.