Prof. Peter Tsan-hon LIOU 劉燦宏教授

Prof. Peter Tsan-hon LIOU 劉燦宏教授


Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University
Deputy Superintendent, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University
Executive Director, Taiwan Society of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)


I was graduated from Taipei Medical University and earned my PhD degree from NYMU. Currently I am teaching at school of medicine, Taipei Medical University and practicing as a rehabilitation doctor at Shuang Ho Hospital.

I was the Principal Investigator of a special task in 2008 which planned to reform the local disability system under a law of “Persons with disabilities rights protection act”.

I enthusiastically devoted all my time and energy to this project in re-designing the registration framework for people with disabilities in accordance to WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). A new disability system was successfully implemented locally in 2012. Up-to-now, more than 1.2 million of people with disabilities had used this system to apply their benefit and support, including medical equipment, assistive device and pension.

As a pioneer in the local field of ICF, I was invited to share the experience of implementation of the ICF among people with disability in 15 countries. I published 200 peer reviewed articles about rehabilitation and 50 of which were related to the ICF.

Lecturing Itinerary
  • Date:
    1 December 2023 (Friday)
  • Consultation Visits
  • Time:
    09:30 – 16:00
  • Tour:
    Visiting 3 local ICF-based service units

  • Date:
    2 December 2023 (Saturday)
  • Plenary Lecture 5
  • Time:
    12:30 – 13:00
  • Topic:
    Implementation of the ICF in People with Disability, Our 10-year Local Experience
  • Plenary Discussion Forum 1
  • Time:
    16:30 – 17:15
  • Topic:
    Strategic Recommendations for the Implementation of ICF in Clinical Practice