4th International Symposium: ICF Education

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Saturday & Sunday 6 & 7 April 2019
Kuwait City, Kuwait


This Fourth International Symposium: ICF Education builds on the first held in Finland in 2015, the second in South Africa in 2017 and the third in Hamburg in 2018. 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) 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 (whether they present an abstract or not) and learn from each other. Participation is required! Accepted presentations will be posted on the www.ICFEducation.org website.

Date: Saturday & Sunday 6 & 7 April 2019


 How to book your accommodation:

  • It will be great if all can stay in this same hotel. If you need to stay in another hotel, please see the nearby hotels on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/y3zCd
  • Send an email to Gracy@kuwaituniversal.com at the Millennium Hotel and Convention Centre Kuwait
    • Mentioning the “Name and dates of the meeting(s) you will attend” hosted by the Kuwaiti Department of Health with the negotiated price of US$100 per night (US$ 115 with breakfast)
    • Mention the names of the people who will be sharing the room
    • Provide your arrival date and departure date
    • Mention if you want breakfast or not
    • Attach the passport pages of the people who will occupy the room to the email.

Host: Kuwait WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre, Ministry of Health-Kuwait

Cost: Symposium including food and beverage is free. Participants are responsible for costs of transport, accommodation and other meals

Visa: The host/hotel will organise your visa. The information page in your passport should be uploaded with registration.

Symposium theme

ICF: Measurement for better participation

Symposium topics

  1. ICF-related tools to evaluate functioning
    The relationship between the ICF and assessment with tools such as surveys, standardised measures, profession specific tests and self-reports, for example is often a source of questions from new comers to ICF. Abstracts illustrating the teaching methods to respond to these questions are welcome.
  1. Educating on ICF
    Now that the ICF is nearing 20 years of age there have been many examples of introducing the ICF to health professionals and student health professionals. Examples of curricula and methods of teaching ICF are encouraged. Also examples of education for other audiences, such as health policy makers and administrators, statisticians, and people with disabilities, carers and disabled people’s organisations.
  1. ICF-based evidence informing policies
    Under this topic examples of how ICF based information has informed policy development and the impact of the policies on populations are encouraged.

Important dates

Abstract submission opens

7 December 2018

Abstract submission deadline:

28 February 2019

Notification of outcome:

2 March 2019

Registration deadline:

3 March 2019 (for visa purposes). The information page in your passport should be uploaded with registration.

Registration deadline:

25 March 2019 (for visa free countries and for those from Kuwait)

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