Conference “ICF – A New Look at Humanity”

The Polish Insurance Association, on its own behalf and on behalf of the Polish Association of Medical Certification (PTOL), would like to invite you to a scientific conference entitled “ICF – A New Look at Humanity”, which will take place in Wrocław on 17 November 2017 at Hotel Radisson (ul. Purkyniego 10).

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHO) in 2001, describes the typical characteristics of the state of health of humans in the context of their individual situations in life, and the effect of the surrounding environment. Use of the classification to assess the health condition and its influence on further functioning of people is significant to efficient functioning of the health protection system, social policy as well as social and commercial insurance systems.

In order to popularise the usage of the ICF to assess the condition of claimants in commercial as well as social insurance, the PIU, together with the PTOL, is organising a conference of which the key topic will be the benefits of implementing the ICF. The meeting is addressed, above all, to certifying physicians and court-appointed experts determining the state of health of patients and other groups interested in implementing the ICF. We believe that a discussion on the substantive issues will strengthen interest in using the ICF in Poland.

This event is a continuation of the spectacularly successful international conference of the same name. The previous conference was organised by the PTOL in cooperation with the PIU, WHO and the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Health and the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, and was held in 2014.

We would like to invite you to the conference and to register by 10 November of this year on the website

Participation in the conference is free of charge. The number of places is limited.