The next ICF workshop will take place on Monday and Tuesday, 8 - 9 September 2014 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. 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 hotel accommodations with breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and all workshop material) is approx. EUR 700 / CHF 860 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 Friday, 11 July 2014. If a visa is required to enter Switzerland, we require a confirmation of the visa approval at the latest by 11 August 2014. Click here to access the registration form.
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.
The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is the common framework to understand and describe functioning and disability. ICF Core Sets facilitate the description of functioning in clinical practice by providing lists of categories selected from the entire ICF for various health conditions and health care contexts.
Published in English, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean and now Spanish. This manual will soon be available in Portugese and Japanese. It includes:
An introduction to the concepts of functioning and disability.
A description of the development process of the ICF Core Sets and their purpose.
An introduction to the application of the ICF Core Sets in clinical practice based on a documentation form and use cases.
All available ICF Core Sets and corresponding documentation forms.
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.
- ICF Core Sets for hearing loss - researcher perspective. Part I: Systematic review of outcome measures identified in audiological research
- ICF Core Sets for hearing loss: researcher perspective, Part II: Linking outcome measures to the ICF
- ICF Core Sets for hearing loss project: International expert survey
- What explains health in persons with visual impairment?
- Using the ICF in PT in multidisciplinary VR: A Case Study of Low Back Pain