Jubilee Symposium: 10 years EbIM / 5 years CIM

+++ Symposium remains scheduled for the 16th September 2020 +++

As a result of the continued impact of the coronavirus across the world, we want to update you regarding our symposium ‘Evidence-based Practice in Insurance Medicine’ planned for Wednesday, September 16th.

In accordance with instructions dated 15.06.2020, conferences, symposiums and congress with less than 300 people are allowed at the University Hospital of Basel. Should we still need to cancel the symposium, we will inform by the end of July. Registered people will be contacted personally by email.

Welcome to the Symposium 'Evidence-based Practice in Insurance Medicine', that will take place in Basel on Wednesday afternoon 16th September 2020. Programme

Registration here.

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.