Presentations and Abstracts

Monday Sept 5th - Main Conference Hall

Improving employer policies and practices to prevent disability
Keynote speaker: Dr William Shaw - Presentation

Return to Work - Overview of the systems in the Nordic countries
Chris Jensen, Norway - Presentation
Christian Stňhl, Sweden - Presentation
Merete Labriola, Denmark - Presentation
Pirjo Juvonen-Posti, Finland - Presentation
VigdÝs Jˇnsdˇttir, Iceland - Presentation

What to prioritize to get people back to work?
Workshop ľ Discussion groups
How to improve employer policies and practices to prevent work disability?á

Tuesday Sept 6th - Main Conference Hall

Current and future efforts on using the ICF in work disability
Keynote speaker: Dr Reuben Escorpizo - Presentation

How well does ICF predict the possibilities of work participation foráindividuals exiting services from VIRK?
Presenter: JˇnÝna Waagfj÷r­ - Presentation

Tuesday Sept 6th - Parallel sessions

Session A. Disability evaluation and management. Main Conference hall
1. Multidisciplinary procedures/assessment in Denmark ľ Presenter: Ole Sten Mortensen - Presentation
2. From the doctorĺs appointment to VIRK┤s services. Presenter: Ingibj÷rg Loftsdˇttir - Presentation
3. A novel approach applying machine learning to vocational rehabilitation. Presenter: Ragnhei­ur D Brynjˇlfsdˇttir - Abstract
4. The perspective of professionals in occupational rehabilitation when employees have not achieved early RTW. Presenter: Monica Eftedal - Abstract
5. Readiness for RTW. A concept and a tool. Presenter: Tore N Braathen - Presentation
6. Effects of individual tailored vocational rehabilitation in young adults with disabilities. Presenter: Kjerstin Larsson - Presentation

Session B. Workability assessment. Second floor.
1. Workability assessment at VIRK Vocational Rehabilitation Fund. Presenter: Hans Jakob Beck - Presentation
2. Challenges in work participation when lacking one arm, as congenital unilateral upper limb deficiencies (UULD). Presenter: Heidi Johansen ľ Abstractá
3. Challenges in work participation when having Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease, as Marfan syndrome. Presenter: Gry Velvin ľ Abstract
4. Vocational Rehabilitation at Reykjalundur Rahabilitation Centre. Presenter: Kristjßn G Gu­mundsson ľ Abstractá- Presentation
5. Supporting people with decreased work capacity finding work and keeping it. Presenter: Ragnhei­ur Hergeirsdˇttir - Presentation
6. Persons with partial work ability at work. A study of the feasibility and benefits of the Osku-concept in different contexts. Presenter: Nina Nevala ľ Abstractá- Presentation

Session C. Programme evaluation. Second floor.
1. Evaluating number of different rehab programs in Sweden: Evaluation of a new procedure in Sweden. Presenter: Christian Stahl - Abstractá- Presentation
2. Employers┤ role and responsibilities in return to work. Presenter: Ida Seing - Presentation
3. RTW expectations as predictor of RTW in Danish absentees. Presenter: Pernille Pedersen - Abstractá- Presentation
4. Statistics covering programme evaluation for VIRK Vocational Rehabilitation fund. Presenter: HÚ­inn Jˇnsson - Presentation
5. Work related factors and sickness absence from work ľ a long term research among the Icelandic population. Presenter: ┴sta Snorradˇttir - Abstract - Presentation
6. Sustainable collaboration through local collaboration groups in the county of Uppsala. Presenter: ┼sa Fichtel ľ Abstractá- Presentation

Tuesday 6th September - Main Conference Hall

Results from RCT on Occupational Rehabilitation in Norway. Presenter: Marius Fimland - Presentation
Importance of vocational rehabilitation in relation to social inequality. Presenter: Merete Labriola - Presentation
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). Presenter: Sigr˙n Ëlafsdˇttir - Presentation
Different diagnosis ľ different challenges in work participation? Presenters: Heidi Johansen and Gry Velvináľá Abstractá- Presentation

Tuesday Sept 6th - Poster presentationá

1. Assessing work performance in people with developmental disabilities. Author: Ville Villberg ľ Abstract
2. Good Work Program (GWP). Author: Mari Mononen ľ Abstract
3. Dilemmatic group memberships of hard-of-hearing employees during the process of acquiring and adapting to the use of hearing aids. Author: Inka Koskela ľ Abstract
4. Collaboration in work disability management processes. Author: Pehkonen Irmeli ľ Abstract
5. Access of employment after Traumatic Brain Injury: a Case Study. Author: Nina Nevala ľ Abstract
6. ┌trßs ľ One way of using the IPS way in Iceland. Author: ElÝn Ebba ┴smundsdˇttir - Abstractá
7. The importance of work rehabilitation for post-traumatic growth: A phenomenological study. Author: Hulda S Bryngeirsdˇttir ľ Abstract
8. Effects of individual tailored vocational rehabilitation in young adults with disabilities. Author: ┼sa AndersÚn ľ Abstract
9. The relationship between sickness absences (SA) and sickness presenteeism (SP) for Icelandic employees. Author: JˇnÝna Waagfj÷r­
10. Vocational participation and social inclusion: Experience of women with fibromyalgia. Author: Gu­r˙n Pßlmadˇttir - Abstract
11. Return to work self-efficacy (RTW-SE) and actual return to work in a Danish population of cancer survivors. Authors: Rikke Rosbjerg, Dorte Gilsň Hansen, Robert Zacharias, Inger H÷jns, Merete Labriola - Abstract
12. Supporting individuals, in the work place, that have been away from the labour market for an extended period of time (long-term unemployed and individuals receiving financial aid). Author: Gu­laug PÚtursdˇttir

Wednesday Sept 7th

Modifying IPS ľ does it still work?
Keynote speaker: Dr Tom Burns - presentation

Cooperation between the work place, vocationalárehabilitation and health care.
Workshop - Discussion groups
How to improve cooperation between private and public organization when it comes to return work after illness or injury?


Wednesday Sept 7th 10:30 - 12:00. Parallel sessions

Session D. Work disability management. Main Conference hall.
1. Evaluating and negotiating work ability and return to work after sickness absence. Presenter: Inka Koskela ľ Abstractá- Presentation
2. Collaboration in the successful work disability management (WDM). Presenter: Leino Timo ľ Abstractá- Presentation
3. The process of workplace-based return to work and work disability management /support interventions: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Presenter: Ulrik Gensby
4. The relationship between sickness absences (SA) and sickness presenteeism (SP) for Icelandic employees. Presenter: JˇnÝna Waagfj÷r­ ľ Abstractá- Presentation
5. Presenteeism - organisational conditions. Presenter: Anna-Carin Fagerlind Stahl - Abstractá- Presentation
6. Cooperation of return-to-work professionals: the challenges of multi-actor work disability managementáPresenter: Jyri Liukko ľ Abstractá- Presentation
7. Job designing in cooperation with staff increases diversity. Presenter: Minna Tarvainen ľ Abstractá- Presentation

Session E. Mental health and vocational rehabilitation. Second floor
1. IPS program: Collaboration between the University Hospital in Iceland and VIRK Vocational Rehabilitation fund. Presenter: Valur Bjarnason/Nanna Briem - Presentation
2. The role of a physician in psychiatric vocational rehabilitation. Presenter: Brynjˇlfur Y Jˇnsson ľ Abstract
3. Effectiveness of two vocational rehabilitation programmes in women with long-term sick leave due to pain or mental illness ľ One-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Presenter: Ingrid AnderzÚn - Presentation
4. The evidence of supported employment in Sweden - Different groups and different contexts. Presenter: Ulrika Bejerholm - Abstractá- Presentation
5. ┌trßs ľ One way of using the IPS way in Iceland. Presenter: ElÝn Ebba ┴smundsdˇttir ľ Abstractá- Presentation
6. Common mental disorders and work participation ľ the role of return-to-work expectations. Presenter: Camilla L÷vvik ľ Abstract



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