The Thirteenth Annual North American Collaborating Conference on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual North American Collaborating Center Conference on ICF

June 5–7 2007
The Conference Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
U.S.A.

On behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for the Family of International Classifications for North America and its members, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and CIRRIE, our host organization located at the State University of New York at Buffalo, we would like to welcome you to the Thirteenth Annual North American Collaborating Center (NACC) Conference on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

The 2007 Conference in Niagara Falls promises to be an exciting and important one, with a focus on educating on the ICF. Top researchers and speakers from Canada, the United States and other countries are expected to attend.

The conference theme, Sharing Knowledge Through the ICF, points to the role of the ICF in making it possible for us to communicate about disability across countries, cultures, languages, and professions. The conference will be useful to persons who are new to the ICF as well as those who have long been involved in its development and application.

A pre–conference workshop This intermediate level workshop begins with an overview of the ICF, but most of it is devoted to applying the codes to clinical cases. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be earned through Millard Fillmore College, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, for participation in both the Pre–Conference Workshop and the Main Conference.

Located on the international border between Canada and the U.S., Niagara Falls is an ideal location for a meeting of a collaborating center involving institutions and individuals from both countries. We invite you to participate in an event that will be stimulating both professionally and scenically.