• ICF Research Branch

Next ICF Workshop (in English) 2-3 April 2019

The next English-language ICF workshop will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-3 April 2019 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 Thursday, 28 February 2019. If a visa is required to enter Switzerland, we require a confirmation of the visa approval to be sent to us by Monday,11 March 2019.

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 .

ICF Workshop in Belgium

Training trainers to train the ICF to others does not have to be a tongue-twister.

From 29-30 November 2018 the ICF Research Branch conducted an ICF train-the-trainers workshop in Gijzegem (Aalst) in Belgium. A multidisciplinary group of 29 persons from different parts of Belgium actively participated in this workshop.

ICF Workshop Belgium

This ICF train-the-trainer workshop was organised by Sig vzw (www.sig-net.be), a non-profit organisation whose mission is "to improve the quality of life of persons with disability and their environment by stimulating inclusion and integration into society". Among the many activities undertaken by Sig to reach this mission, Sig offers education and training to professionals on diverse topics like the ICF. On the topic of ICF, Sig works in close collaboration with the ICF-Platform (https://icfplatform.weebly.com/), an association of multidisciplinary and multisectorial ICF experts who aim to promote the use of the ICF in Belgium. ICF-Platform has also worked collaboratively with the Dutch WHO-FIC collaborating centre, most recently in complementing the Dutch version of the ICF with Flemish content in order to expand the ICF's accessibility to current and potential users in Flanders (https://class.whofic.nl/browser.aspx).



Next available German-language ICF Workshops

The next available German-language ICF workshop will take place on Monday/Tuesday, 3-4 June 2019 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.

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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.

The Branch Newsletter as an Online Newsletter

Reflective of our time, the ICF Research Branch Newsletter - referred to from now on as the Branch Newsletter - will be published as an online newsletter rather than paper-based or as a PDF. The Branch Newsletter can be read directly on the ICF Research Branch website www.icf-research-branch.org, and individual articles can be printed. An email notification that a new edition of the Branch Newsletter is available will be sent to those who have subscribed to the Branch Newsletter by completing the form here.