IFDM 2010

IFDM 2010, the fifth International Forum on Disability Management, recently concluded in Los Angeles in September. It was a major success not only in terms of the leading edge intiatives presented on disability management programs, policies and research, but also in providing valuable networking opportunities to over 400 registered delegates from 34 countries around the world. Held biennially since 2002, the IFDM is the only global conference dedicated to in-depth discussion of consensus based best practices, cutting edge research and successful disability management policies and programs. For further details regarding IFDM 2010, please refer to the newsletter by clicking on the link: Full story

New Zealand to host 2014 IFDM

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) of New Zealand has announced it will host the International Forum on Disability Management in 2014. According to ACC, “This Forum aims to facilitate international discussion and debate around disability management and its role in reducing¬† employer cost, improving productivity and economic growth, promoting return to work, and eliminating disability barriers.” The ACC will be working with leading New Zealand government agencies, other insurers, business, employee representatives, and health and rehabilitation providers to develop a program for the Forum that will draw from best practice and stimulate debate on change in the way workplace disabilities are managed. Dr. Jan White, Chief Executive of ACC says, “ACC is excited to be hosting the 7th IFDM in 2014 and looks forward to working with key New Zealand partner organisations to deliver a successful and insightful Forum.” For further details, please click on the link to view the announcement. Full story