Retaining Employees' Capacity For Work Following Sickness

    The 4th International Forum on Disability Management Will be Held in
    Berlin from 22 to 24 September

    BERLIN, June 4 /CNW/ - How can businesses retain employees' capacity for
work following sickness and disablement? Experts from throughout the world
will address this question at the 4th International Forum on Disability
Management (IFDM), which is to be held at the Berlin Congress Centre from
22 to 24 September 2008. The IFDM will be hosted by the German Social Accident
Insurance (DGUV), together with the German Federal Ministry of Labour and
Social Affairs.
    Over 120 speakers from almost every corner of the globe will be
presenting the latest findings on how employees can be returned to vocational
life following sickness. Besides generic topics, the programme covers numerous
talks on subjects such as issues specific to older employees, psychosocial
disorders, and cancer. Other topics are particular requirements in production,
the service sector, and the public sector.
    The 2008 IFDM is aimed particularly at delegates from employers' and
employees' groups, experts from companies and state institutions, researchers,
providers of prevention and rehabilitation services, insurance institutions,
disability managers, legal experts, business managers, medical doctors,
psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. To register for the
congress, visit the website at The conference fee is EUR550
for registration by 31 July, EUR690 thereafter. One-day visitors' cards can be
purchased for EUR230.

    The DGUV

    The DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) is the association of
accident insurance institutions. Its members insure over 70 million people
against the consequences of occupational, school and commuting accidents and
occupational diseases. As accident insurance bodies, they possess
comprehensive expertise in occupational safety and health, and in medical and
vocational rehabilitation.

For further information:

For further information: Press contact: DGUV Press department, Stefan
Boltz, Tel: +49-30-288763-768, Fax: +49-30-288763-771, E-mail:

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