4th Nordic Conference about Work and Rehabilitation Reykjavik Sept. 5ľ7 2016

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Working Together ľ Connecting Rehabilitation to the Work Place in the Nordic Countries

4th Nordic Conference about Work and Rehabilitation was held at the Hilton ReykjavÝk Nordica, Iceland, September 5 ľ7 2016.

Themes of the conference:

  • How do we facilitate workplace integration through disability management?
  • How can we predict early/late return to work after sickness absences?
  • Does the diagnosis have anything to do with how we make decisions about individual┤s work ability?
  • How do workplaces incorporate work disability intervention and prevention when dealing with sickness absences and return to work?
  • How efficient is the individual placement and support (IPS) model in returning people back to work?

The conference was intended for vocational rehabilitation professionals, researchers, employers, union representatives and rehabilitation professionals with the social insurance services and health care.

Participants and speakers came from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, USA and UK.á

Key note speakers
Dr. Tom Burns ľ Dr. Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Social Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK.
Presentation title: ôModifying IPS ľ does it still work?ö

Dr. Reuben Escorpizo ľ Dr. Escorpizo is a professor at University of Vermont, USA and an adjunct research scientist at the Swiss Paraplegic Research in Switzerland.
Presentation title: ôCurrent and future efforts on using the ICF in work disabilityö

Dr. William Shaw ľ Dr. Shaw is a Principal Research Scientist at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, in Massachusetts, USA, and he also holds an appointment with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA.
Presentation title: ôImproving employer policies and practices to prevent"

Click here for more information about the key note speakers.á

The conference was arranged by VIRK ľ Vocational Rehabilitation Fund, Iceland in cooperation with Link÷ping University, Sweden, AIR - National Centre for Occupational Rehabilitation, Rauland, Norway, Marselisborg Centre, Denmark and Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland.

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Vinnum saman ľ Aukin atvinnutenging Ý starfsendurhŠfingu ß Nor­url÷ndunumá

VIRK hÚlt utan um og skipulag­i samnorrŠna rß­stefnu um starfsendurhŠfingu sem haldin var Ý fjˇr­a sinn Ý hausti­ 2016. Rß­stefnan fˇr fram a­ ■essu ß sinni ß ═slandi, ß Hilton ReykjavÝk Nordica dagana 5. ľ 7. september.

Ůema rß­stefnunnar:

  • Hvernig nřtum vi­ okkur ßkve­na verkferla inni ß vinnusta­num sem stefna a­ ■vÝ a­ draga ˙r fjarveru starfsmanna frß vinnu vegna veikinda e­a slysa (e. disability management) og eflum ■annig atvinnu■ßttt÷ku og endurkomu til vinnu?
  • Hvernig getum vi­ spß­ fyrir ■vÝ hvort starfsma­ur muni koma fljˇtt/seint til baka Ý vinnu eftir fjarveru vegna veikinda?á
  • Hafa sj˙kdˇmsgreiningar einhver ßhrif ß ■a­ hvernig vi­ metum hve mikla starfsgetu einstaklingur hefur?á
  • Hvernig sameina vinnusta­ir ßkve­na stu­ningsÝhlutun og forvarnir ■egar kemur a­ fjarveru vegna veikinda og endurkomu til vinnu?
  • Hve ßhrifarÝkt er IPS-mˇdeli­á(Individual Placement and Support), sem byggir ß einstaklingsmi­a­ri atvinnuleit og stu­ningi, Ý a­ au­velda einstaklingum a­ komast aftur inn ß vinnumarka­inn?

Rß­stefnan var m.a. Štlu­ ■eim sem vinna vi­ starfsendurhŠfingu ■.e. sÚrfrŠ­ingum Ý endurhŠfingu innan tryggingar- og heilbrig­isgeirans, rß­gj÷fum, rannsakendum, atvinnurekendum, starfsm÷nnum stÚttarfÚlaga og sÚrfrŠ­ingum. Ůßtttakendur og fyrirlesarar ß rß­stefnunni komu frß SvÝ■jˇ­, Danm÷rku, Noregi, Finnlandi, BandarÝkjunum, Bretlandi og ═slandi.á

Rß­stefnan var skipul÷g­ af VIRK StarfsendurhŠfingarsjˇ­i Ý samvinnu vi­ Link÷ping University, SvÝ■jˇ­, AIR - National Centre for Occupational Rehabilitation, Rauland Noregi, Marselisborg Centret, Danm÷rku og Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finnlandi.

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SvŠ­i

  • Gu­r˙nart˙n 1 | 105 ReykjavÝk
  • sÝmi 535 5700
  • Kt. 440608-0510
  • virk@virk.is

OpnunartÝmi skrifstofu: 9:00 - 16:00