Upcoming ICF symposium

5th International Symposium: ICF Education (19 March 2020, St Petersburg, Russia)

This fifth International Symposium: ICF Education builds on the previous symposia, held in Finland, South Africa, Germany and Kuwait. The aim is to bring together people from around the world who are teaching about or using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and/or the WHODAS 2.0 in health statistics and administration, clinical practice and education such as in interprofessional education, research and product development.

Collaboration and participation from all stakeholders are important. All participants are expected to share their experiences by preparing a summary of their experiences in teaching or learning about, or using the ICF, WHODAS 2.0; a template will be provided. Participation is required!

Symposium topics

  • Educating on ICF and WHODAS 2.0
  • Use of ICF and WHODAS 2.0

Date & venue

Date:

19 March 2020

Venue:

 

Albrecht Federal Scientific Centre of Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Bestuzhevskaya str., 50, 195067, St. Petersburg, Russia (to be confirmed soon)

Organisers:

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

Committee for Social Policy of St. Petersburg

Albrecht Federal Scientific Centre of Rehabilitation of the Disabled

Scientific Society on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Cost:

Forum including coffee breaks is free. Participants are responsible for costs of transport, accommodation and other meals.

Visa:

The conditions of entry of foreign citizens to Russia are here

Electronic visa is available for 53 countries. For other countries or longer stay in Russia, please contact rozhkokris@gmail.com beforehand!

Important dates

Posters submission opens

27 January 2020

Posters submission deadline

01 March 2020

Notification of authors

10 March 2020

Registration deadline

25 February 2020 (for visa)

Registration deadline

05 March 2020 (for express visa or visa free countries and for those from Russia)

"Post-conference" to ICF Education Symposium

3rd International scientific conference “Innovative technologies of rehabilitation: science and practice” (20 March 2020)

The Conference is an annual event that will be held for the 3rd time by Albrecht Federal Scientific Centre of Rehabilitation of the Disabled. The conference is an interdisciplinary platform for discussing the current trends and crucial issues as well as the latest innovations including organizational and technological ones, to improve the rehabilitation system and the quality of rehabilitation.

The conference is for specialists in rehabilitation, heads of federal and regional public authorities including those who work in social protection, education, health care, culture and sport and organizations of rehabilitation for the disabled, scientific and practical centres and institutes, professional organizations.

Conference topics

  • Rehabilitation: international experience
  • Innovative rehabilitation technologies
  • Regulatory environment in rehabilitation in the Russian Federation
  • International tools to assess disability (ICF etc.)
  • Regional programmes of comprehensive rehabilitation
  • Round table “The role of eHealth technologies in functioning assessment”

Plan you visit

St Petersburg

For three centuries, St. Petersburg has developed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Distinguished fame was earned by wonderful architectural ensembles, numerous works of architecture, landscape gardening, bridges, granite embankments, outstanding engineering structures, monuments and sculptures, which you can enjoy in St. Petersburg and its suburbs - Petrodvorets, Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Gatchina and Lomonosov. An unforgettable atmosphere is strengthened with famous city theatres.

Transport

Uber Rus, Yandex Taxi and Gett work on the territory of the country. The average cost of the trip from airport to the city centre is 10 EUR and from the hotel in the city centre to the venue of the Forum is 5 EUR. You can ask for the receipt in advance.

Visa requirement

The conditions of entry of foreign citizens to Russia is here If there is no translation of the page, please look at the English version.

Electronic visa is available for 53 countries. The visa is available for 8 days period staying in the territory of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. You can check the country list and make an electronic visa here https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/spb_home_en.html For electronic visa it is important to come from any country to St. Petersburg directly (e.g. no connecting flights in Moscow or other Russian cities). Please, fill the form up with correct passport details!

For other countries or longer stay in Russia, please contact rozhkokris@gmail.com beforehand!

Venue

The venue will be Albrecht Federal Scientific Centre of Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Bestuzhevskaya str., 50, 195067, St. Petersburg, Russia (to be confirmed soon)

Accommodation

The closest to the venue hotel is Karelia Art Hotel 4*. The website is http://www.karelia.spb.ru/en/ The cost for a single room is from 40 EUR per night.

The hotel “St. Petersburg” https://hotel-spb.ru/en/ is about 65 EUR per night.

The chain of hotels “Nevsky hotel group” is in the city centre http://www.hon.ru/en/ (about 80- 100 EUR per night). Except Nevsky Hotel Fort and Nevsky Central as they are too far from the venue.

The hotel “Petro Palace” is in the city centre http://www.petropalacehotel.com/en/ and is about 100 EUR per night.

Privilegia https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/privilegia.en-gb.html. The cost for a single room is from 45 EUR per night.

 

Submission guidelines

  1. The forum languages are English and Russian. All submissions and presentations may be made in English or Russian.
  2. The submission must be made online http://reabinconf.ru/english_conf/
  3. The templates for the posters preparation are different for two events. The templates may be accessed here:
  1. The templates will have limited space for data entry. The submission may be from the perspective of the teacher or the learner.
  2. The submission will be reproduced in a Forum booklet and made available on the Forum website http://reabinconf.ru/english_conf/ and contributions to the ICF Education Symposium will be on the ICFeducation.org website.
  3. It is the author’s responsibility to submit correct and edited material.
  4. All submissions should reflect the symposium topics or the conference topics.
  5. All correspondence will be with the person who submits the posters online. This person is responsible for informing all authors of the status of the submission.
  6. Authors are responsible for providing all copyright permissions for material included in their submissions.
  7. The organising of the topics will be determined by the Forum Programme Committee to ensure best fit with the overall programme. Any requests for specific times will not be considered. Similar submissions in related topic areas will be grouped together for discussion.
  8. PowerPoint presentation will be the only resource available for platform presentations.
  9. All decisions of the Forum Programme Committee are final.

The programme committee will review the submissions and organise them according to topics. They will invite facilitators to lead the discussions on the topic, record the discussion and contribute the findings to a chapter in the International Scientific Rehabilitation Forum book.

A booklet of the submissions will be made available to participants ahead of the Forum and be used to start conversations on the topics. Participants will be expected to read each other’s submissions and to bring a printout of the booklet to the Forum.

Consent, permissions and copyright

In making a submission, you must confirm that:

  • You accept responsibility for the accuracy of the submission and understand that the content cannot be modified or corrected after the submission deadline and that it will be published exactly as submitted.
  • All co-authors are aware of and agree to the content of the submission and support the information presented.
  • You accept responsibility as the contact person for all correspondence about the submission and to share information with all authors about its status.
  • You have secured any copyright/permissions clearance required relating to any previous presentations, equipment or other material for inclusion in the Forum and Forum publications.
  • For all studies involving human participants or animal subjects, permission has been obtained from the relevant regulatory authority and properly informed consent given where appropriate.
  • The work is original, except for extracts from copyrighted works used with permission from the copyright holders, and that it does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary, or personal right of any third party
  • You have identified any potential conflicts of interest

When completing the online submission process the submitter will be asked to confirm that the presenting author has read and understood the requirements they are expected to fulfil.

Contact persons

For questions about the 5th International Symposium: ICF Education

Matilde Leonardi

Co-chair Functioning and Disability Reference Group of WHO-FIC, Italy

Matilde.Leonardi@istituto-besta.it

Haejung Lee

Co-chair Functioning and Disability Reference Group of WHO-FIC, South Korea

hlee3652@gmail.com

Catherine Sykes

Member ICF Education Editorial team, Australia

crsykes@gmail.com

Olaf Kraus de Camargo

Secretariat: Functioning and Disability Reference Group of WHO-FIC, Canada

krausdc@mcmaster.ca

ICF Education (@icfeducation) | Twitter

For questions about the Forum

Alexander Shoshmin

Albrecht Federal Scientific Centre of Rehabilitation of the Disabled, WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in the Russian Federation, Russia

shoshminav@mail.ru

Yanina Besstrashnova

Albrecht Federal Scientific Centre of Rehabilitation of the Disabled, WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in the Russian Federation, Russia

besstjan@gmail.com

For general questions (visa, hotel etc.)

Kristina Rozhko

Albrecht Federal Scientific Centre of Rehabilitation of the Disabled, WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in the Russian Federation, Russia

rozhkokris@gmail.com

Tel. +7 812 544 34 93

Mobile +7 931 382 67 70

 

 

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