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UPCOMING ICF FACILITATORS COURSE

September 2018
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You are invited to a course for trainers on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). This course will be presented by ICanFunction Health in collaboration with the Dutch and African Collaborating Centres of the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC).

This course was developed to meet the increasing need for information and education on ICF, especially its application in practice, education and research. The training is aimed at a broad audience with special attention to the care sector.

Face-to-face contact days:

  • 8 & 9 November 2018: 09h00 – 17:00 in Pretoria, South Africa (The course starts one week before the first face-to-face meeting with a preparatory assignment)

Zoom video conferencing days:

  • 25 January 2019: 09h00 – 16h00
  • 5 March 2019: 09h00 – 16h00

See the attachment for more information.

Click here to register by 30 September 2018.: https://goo.gl/forms/uhmH0CI6mSBgk2Zp1

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ICANFUNCTION MHEALTH APPLICATION (MICF)

April 2018
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Dr Stefanus Snyman, project manager of the Collaborating Centre, serves as the facilitator of the International mICF Partnership, a project of the Functioning and Disability Reference Group of WHO-FIC developing the ICanFunction mHealth Solution. There was global consensus to proceed in developing the ICanFunction mHealth Solution (mICF). mICF will enable a person to direct, own and share functional and contextual information – based on ICF – to facilitate a person-centred bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to service provision and act as catalyst for shared decision-making, common goal setting and the continuity of care.

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ICF 2017 LAUNCHED IN STELLENBOSCH

April 2018
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The ICF 2017 was launched at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) during the midyear meeting of the Functioning and Disability Reference Group on 28 June 2017.

The long-awaited update was received with great enthusiasm by the delegates.

“This is a new season for ICF” said Prof Matilde Leonardi, co-chair of the FDRG. “ICF isn’t a child anymore, it is now an adolescent believing it can take over the world!”

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ICFEDUCTION.ORG DEVELOPED IN AFRICA

April 2018
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The newly developed ICFeducation.org website was launched at the WHO-FIC Annual Meeting in Mexico City in October 2017. Funded by the South African Medical Research Council and developed by the Centre for Community Technologies at Nelson Mandela University, this web-based portal offer educational materials in a user-friendly, accessible way. The users of the site have informed ongoing development of the site, which includes new features such as the forums, the database of ICF advisors and educators and the news section.

To find and share ICF-related resources, or to register as or find a ICF advisor/educator, go to www.ICFeducation.org.

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ICF-RELATED ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA

April 2018
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Colleagues in universities and other organisations continue to undertake education, research and service activities using ICF.

The interest in ICF is reflected in the strong local participation in a meeting of the Functioning and Disability Reference Group of WHO-FIC in June 2017, held in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The enthusiasm was further demonstrated through the Second International Symposium: ICF Education which attracted 154 participants, with locally-based therapists, other clinical personnel and researchers in the overwhelming majority

The Symposium was co-hosted by the SAMRC, the Western Cape provincial Department of Health, Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town.

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