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International workshop on Aging, Functioning, and Rehabilitation

Friday 16 February @ 8:00 am - Saturday 17 February @ 5:00 pm

The United States National Academy of Medicine (NAM) together with the University of Lucerne proudly presents an international workshop on Aging, Functioning, and Rehabilitation. This special event will focus on WHO’s concept of functioning and its vital role in redefining health, with an emphasis on healthy aging and the future of rehabilitation as a key health strategy. This is the first NAM workshop held outside of the United States.

Date: 16-17 February 2024
Registration and Programme:
Participation is free of charge and can be attended in person or online

The presentations and panel discussions will cover the following topics:

  • WHO’s concept of functioning in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
  • Moving beyond traditional health outcome measures and operationalizing functioning as a measure of health
  • Standardizing and routinely collecting functioning data in health information systems
  • Ways to integrate functioning into public health strategies for healthy aging and healthy longevity
  • Disability from the perspective of functioning: a universal human experience as well as a discrete social group seeking equity
  • Epidemiology of functioning: the consequences of using functioning as the third health indicator augmenting mortality and morbidity
  • How demographic and epidemiological projections are shaping the future of public health in the context of functioning
  • Conceptualizing and operationalizing rehabilitation as the health strategy that aims to optimize functioning, which could serve as the basis for scaling rehabilitation in the 21st century
  • Functioning and person-centered care: the lived experience of health
  • Functioning and value-based health care

Set within the University of Lucerne‘s LIFE initiative, this workshop will be a crucial step in shaping a concrete public health agenda, underlining the growing importance of rehabilitation in the 21st century.

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Friday 16 February @ 8:00 am
Saturday 17 February @ 5:00 pm
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