Prof. Gerold STUCKI

Prof. Gerold STUCKI

Affiliations:

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne
Director, ICF Research Branch
Director, Swiss Paraplegic Research

Biography:

Gerold Stucki is Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at the University of Lucerne and Director of Swiss Paraplegic Research and the ICF Research Branch in Switzerland. He is a physician with clinical training in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Rheumatology, and holds a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and a diploma in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of McGill (Canada). In the context of Prof. Stucki’s research agenda in human functioning and rehabilitation that supports a more comprehensive understanding of the health and person-centered care, he has been collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in an international effort to implement the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in healthcare and beyond. To facilitate human functioning sciences research, Prof. Stucki initiated the ICF Research Branch (www.icf-research-branch.org) as an international research network under the auspices of the WHO. In 2012, Prof. Stucki received the honour of becoming a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Medicine (USA). In light of WHO’s Rehabilitation 2030 Call for Action, Prof. Stucki established the “Center for Rehabilitation in Global Health Systems”, a WHO Collaborating Center at the University of Lucerne.

Lecturing Itinerary
  • Date:
    1 December 2023 (Friday)
  • Consultation Visits
  • Time:
    09:30 – 16:00
  • Tour:
    Visiting 3 local ICF-based service units
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Time:
    19:00 – 21:00​
  • Title:
    Using the ICF for the assessment and reporting of patient functioning and outcome of rehabilitation interventions

  • Date:
    2 December 2023 (Saturday)
  • Plenary Lecture 1
  • Time:
    10:00 – 10:30
  • Topic:
    The human functioning revolution: Implications for health systems and sciences
  • Plenary Discussion Forum 1
  • Time:
    16:30 – 17:15
  • Topic:
    Strategic Recommendations for the Implementation of ICF in Clinical Practice