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LIFE Forum Rehabilitation 2024 - ICF Course (in German)

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On Wednesday, 15 February 2024, 9:00-17:30, a German-language Basic ICF Course will take place in-person at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. This whole-day ICF course is a bit different from the two half-day ICF workshop the ICF Research Branch usually holds as it will focus on the clinical application of the ICF in rehabilitation.

Course program at-a-glance
09:00  Welcome and Introduction of goals
09:15  ICF Basics (Part I)
10:15  Interdisciplinary exchange / Networking Coffee Break
10:45  ICF Basics (Part II)
11:30  What a successful rehabilitation looks like and the role the ICF plays
12:00  The ICF - A common language in the interdisciplinary rehabilitation process?
12:45  Lunch Break

13:45  Short summary from the morning program
14:00 The important role of contextual factors in rehabilitation  - The family
14:35 Parallel workshops:
          Topic A: Use of the ICF in research and coding / ICF linking
          Topic B: Use of the ICF in psychiatric rehabilitation
          Topic C: Use of the ICF in neurological / geriatric rehabilitation 
          Topic D: Use of the ICF in cardiological, pneumological or orthopaedic rehabilitation 

16:20  Interdisciplinary exchange / Networking Coffee Break
16:45 Plenary discussion and conclusion

Course fee: CHF 250 (CHF 50 for students), including coffee breaks and lunch.

Registrations will be accepted until 15 January 2024. For workshop details, including the registration form, click on the globe weblink. For questions, please feel free to contact the ICF Research Branch Coordinator at