• ICF Research Branch

Call for Participation – Expert survey ICF Core Set for adults with CP

Erasmus University Medical Center and Rijndam Rehabilitation in the Netherlands, with the support of the ICF Research Branch, is in the process of developing an ICF Core Set for adults with cerebral palsy (CP). One of four preparatory studies involves conducting a web-based international expert survey.

If you are have 2 years of experience working with adults with CP in a clinical setting, disability care or research and s ufficient English language skills to complete a survey, the project team would be delighted to hear from you. Your expertise is valuable and would be a great contribution to the study's aim of identifying the most relevant areas of functioning and problems experienced by adults with CP – from the experts’ perspective. For more information and contact details for the project team, please see the flyer by clicking onto the PDF symbol.


You are also welcome to forward the flyer to other experts.

The deadline for indicating interest in participating in the expert survey is 30 September 2018.

Many thanks from the Project Team!

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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.

3rd International Symposium: ICF Education

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Thanks to the interesting and thought-provoking talks and poster presentations as well as the active participation from the attendees both onsite and online, the 3rd International Symposium: ICF Education was a great success!

In line with the symposium's mission to bring together people from around the world who are using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in clinical practice, research and teaching, 96 persons from all 6 WHO world regions registered for the conference and 43 posters addressing diverse ICF topics were displayed and discussed. The symposium concluded a week of independent but interconnected ICF meetings that commenced with the mid-year meetings of the WHO Family International Classifications working groups – the Functioning and Disability Reference Group and the Education and Implementation Committee – and continued with the German National ICF Users Conference. The German National ICF Users Conference and the 3rd International Symposium: ICF Education also welcomed participants at a joint session encompassing 3 talks that addressed the use of ICF in Germany. See programme below.

The ICF Research Branch (symposium organising committee) would like to thank the Medical School Hamburg (MSH) for hosting and supporting the organisation of the 3rd International Symposium: ICF Education and ensuring that it was a success.

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Next ICF Workshop (in English) 6-7 September 2018

The next English-language ICF workshop that will take place on Thursday and Friday, 6-7 September 2018 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 Monday, 23 July 2018. If a visa is required to enter Switzerland, we require a confirmation of the visa approval to be sent to us by Monday, 20 August 2018.

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 .

Next available German-language ICF Workshops

The next available German-language ICF workshop will take place on Thursday/Friday, 17-18 September 2018 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.