The next ICF workshop that will take place on Thursday and Friday, 16-17 February 2017 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) 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
- joint use ICF with other classifications
- real-life examples
- and depending on the participants, disability evaluation, ICF in research, etc...
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 Melissa Selb, ICF Research Branch Coordinator, at the latest Friday, 30 December 2016. If a visa is required to enter Switzerland, we require a confirmation of the visa approval to be sent to us by Friday, 20 January 2017.
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.
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.
- 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
- Towards the system-wide implementation of the ICF in routine clinical practice: Empirical findings of a pilot study from Mainland China