Jubilee Symposium: 10 years EbIM / 5 years CIM

The Symposium 'Evidence-based Practice in Insurance Medicine', took place on Wednesday afternoon 16th September 2020 at the University Hospital of Basel. Programme and presentations.

Ten years ago, the University of Basel established the Clinical Professorship of Insurance Medicine to advance and promote the production of evidence in insurance medicine. Five years later, this chair founded the international Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM) field together with partners from the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada. Both activities made important contributions to professionalise insurance medicine in Switzerland and Europe and paved the way for an insurance medicine that is based on clinical research and informs practice.

 We engage in Research

         In this jubilee symposium, we will present our research on real-life work disability assessments and report on the development of a                            Core Outcome Set (COS) for work participation which will facilitate the comparison of findings from different studies.

We influence practice

         Using a real-life example from Finland, we illustrate how a Cochrane review from our unit Evidence-based Insurance Medicine, EbIM, affects           national policy. Using an example from the Netherlands, we illustrate how reviews from Cochrane Work contribute to guideline                                     recommendations. We demonstrate how CIM conveys knowledge to practitioners and stakeholders.


         By engaging in high quality education, we promote the professional development of insurance medicine and shape the profession.