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  • Welcome to the Pre-Conference Symposium 'Evidence-based Practice in Insurance Medicine', that will take place in Basel on Wednesday afternoon 16th September 2020.Reasons to celebrate! 10 years ago, the University of Basel established a clinical professorship of Insurance Medicine to advance and promote the production of evidence in...
    December 5 2019
  • The EUMASS organising committee invite you to submit an abstract for the EUMASS Congress 2020. Your contribution may consist of a research, practice, policy-making or other topic related to: work capacity evaluation & management; rehabilitation & return to work; sick leave; training in insurance medicine; interaction between health care...
    October 29 2019
  • CIM is very pleased to announced to the Insurance Medicine (IM) community the recent creation of the topic‘Insurance Medicine’ in the Cochrane Library.The topic ‘Insurance Medicine’ aims to facilitate the search of Cochrane reviews that include outcomes relevant for IM (I.e. return to work, sick leave, work disability, participation, prevention of...
    July 15 2019
  • Under the flag of insurance medicine, many physicians seem to do comparable work in different European countries. For a large part, their work has to do with sick leave and work disability, fields with major societal impact and implications. Unlike most clinical disciplines, insurance medicine does not have any distinct property that is valid in...
    June 14 2019
  • Inaugural symposium of the Amsterdam Satellite of Cochrane Work. Amsterdam, 6 September 2019. Save the day! The new Amsterdam Satellite of Cochrane Work organizes this inaugural symposium and hopes to provoke and stimulate your ideas about the topic of work participation. The event will have presenters from several countries including...
    May 8 2019
  • With a great pleasure we present the 2018 CIM Annual Report!In 2018, CIM created the topic 'Insurance Medicine' in the Cochrane Library to facilitate the search and use of Cochrane reviews. In terms of research, our members published 11 peer-reviewed papers. Our network had also an outstanding participation in several high level academic events....
    May 7 2019
  • CIM and Work have been supporting each other for almost 3 years and conducted various collaborative projects, like joint workshops at the last two Cochrane Colloquiums. Recently, we decided to make this collaboration formal, starting by focusing on a list of priority reviews on topics relevant to both groups. 
    March 10 2019
  • To clarify the specific role of opioids compared to placebo or other analgesics in the management of patient with chronic noncancer pain, Jason Busse, McMaster University, and Canadian Co Director of CIM led an international systematic review. 96 high quality randomized studies showed only minimal benefits for patients.
    February 7 2019
  • With a great pleasure we present the 2017 CIM Annual Report!From our scientific output, 2017 was a productive year for CIM with two Cochrane reviews published, one on ‘Intervention for obtaining and maintaining employment in adults with severe mental illness’ and a second one on the ‘Effect of return-to-work coordination programmes for...
    April 27 2018
  • High variability among medical experts when assessing claimants for work disability benefits, a BMJ review says.
    January 1 2018

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