The next ICF workshop will take place on Thursday and Friday, 30-31 January 2014 at Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) located in the Guido A. Zäch Institute in Nottwil, Switzerland - on beautiful Lake Sempach about 20 minutes from Lucerne. This two-day interactive training comprises of lectures and exercises (single and group work) aimed at training
- participants, with no or little knowledge of the ICF, in the theoretical concept of the ICF and its potential application in practice and
- teaching and providing participants, who already have experience with the ICF, a structured workshop and corresponding materials so that they can train others on the ICF.
Each participant will receive a CD with all the presentations and workshop materials that can be used in his/her daily work as well as a certificate of participation.
The workshop fee (including 2 nights accommodations with breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and all workshop material) is approx. EUR 700 / CHF 830 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, save it again as a new PDF and then kindly email me the PDF at the latest by Monday, 16 December 2013.
If a visa is required to enter Switzerland, we require a confirmation of the visa approval at the latest by 9 January 2014. 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 under "comments". NOTE: Kindly allow enough time for the application/visa processing.
Non enim vivere bonum est sed bene vivere - What is good is not just living, but living well...(Seneca, Epistulae Morales 70,4)
Since its establishment in 2003 the ICF Research Branch has contributed to the further development of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the creation of ICF-based practical measurement tools and user-oriented applications as well as education and training. The ICF Research Branch has been striving to achieve its mission through international collaborative activities ranging from research to education and knowledge transfer. The team at the ICF Research Branch has been privileged to work in partnership with many outstanding individuals and committed institutions worldwide.
In this spirit, the ICF Research Branch encourages practitioners and scientists with an interest in the ICF to join our international collaborative efforts.By contributing to the further development of the ICF, we pave the way for securing this common international language of disability and health and for optimizing the functioning of people with health conditions.
In the last 10 years the ICF Research Branch has contributed to the implementation of the ICF including the creation of practical user-oriented applications such as the ICF Core Sets. The very first ICF Core Sets for the pediatric population has now been developed - the ICF Core Set project for children and youth with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
To ensure that the special characteristics of children and youth are taken in consideration, the consensus and decision-making methodology employed was also adapted to address the developmental stages of a child or young person living with CP.
For more information, go to the ICF Core Set section or click here.
- Comparing contents of outcome measures in CP using the ICF: A systematic review
- Physiotherapists’ Perspective of Functional Tumour Follow-up
- Content validation of the ICF Core Set for stroke from gender perspective using a qualitative approach
- Development of an ICF-based clinical practice guideline for the assessment of function in head and neck cancer (In German)
- Low back pain in 17 countries, a Rasch analysis of the ICF core set for low back pain