The next German-language ICF workshop at the Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health, Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany will take place on Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 May 2017. 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.
Day 1: Basic module – 8 trainings sessions
Day 2: Advanced modules (optional) – 4 training sessions
Additional workshop dates are Thursday/Friday, 30 November - 1. December 2017
and Monday/Tuesday 26 - 27 February 2018.
Further information about all three workshops as well as the registration form can be found here: http://ihrs.ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/icf_schulung1/index.html.
A group of 12 academians from diverse backgrounds - movement science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, physical and rehabilitation medicine participated in the interactive ICF Workshop held in Switzerland from 16-17 February. This multi-culture group of participants consisted of persons with no previous knowledge of the ICF to those who will be teaching ICF in their own institutions/countries.
"Multi-disciplinary discussion was very nice to open up new points of view"
"I like the group work, the exercises - they were very helpful"
Since the participants all work in an academic context, there was more focus on the application of the ICF in bridging research and clinical work. This was further exemplified by brief presentations given by two of the participants about their research projects:
- Towards an ICF-based Documentation System in SCI-specific Rehabilitation in Thailand - A case study approach
- ICF in practice - Japanese project on the development of ICF data collecting systems
From the 13th – 15th of October 2016 an international group of 31 experts working with patients who sustained major traumatic injuries participated in a consensus meeting to develop the first Comprehensive and Brief ICF Core Sets for major trauma. Experts representing all 6 WHO regions from various disciplines (doctors based in emergency departments, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, caregivers, patients, surgeons and rehabilitation physicians) followed a three-stage decision-making and consensus process to decide on the ICF categories that should be included in the ICF Core Sets for major trauma.
This enthusiastic group of experts debated for many hours to ensure that the categories represented in the ICF Core Sets were the most important and relevant for describing the functioning of of adults who experienced a major traumatic injury in diverse contexts all over the world. The Comprehensive ICF Core Set for major trauma contains 75 categories and the brief set 19 categories – all at the 2nd level.
The ICF Core Sets will be available for downloading once the manuscript presenting the results of the consensus conference process has been published early online.
- The "Comprehensive ICF Core Set for head and neck cancer: A delphi consensus survey among German-speaking speech and language therapists
- Utility of using the ICF Core Sets in clinical practice
- Toolbox of multiple-item measures aligning with the ICF Core Sets for children and youth with cerebral palsy
- An examination of concepts in vocational rehabilitation that could not be linked to the ICF based on an analysis of secondary data
- Towards system-wide implementation of the ICF in routine practice: Developing simple, intuitive descriptions of ICF categories in the ICF Generic and Rehabilitation Set