Update from Australia

The Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) was established in 2006 by a consortium of Australian and New Zealand accident compensation regulators, insurers and claims management organizations that shared the vision of creating leading educational programs, initiatives and events designed to enrich and enhance the range and depth of personal injury management skills, while ensuring career pathways for people working in the personal injury industry are recognized and further developed.   Click here for full story

International Association of Professionals in DM launches

The International Association of Professionals in Disability Management (IAPDM) launched a new globally focused publication called DM Dialogue. The Editorial Advisory Board is made up of senior representatives from countries currently having individuals with the professional designations: Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC). The goals of the publication include engaging professionals in contributing to a meaningful, motivational and engaging international platform for sharing research, ideas, challenges, successes, case studies, and profiles; raise the profile of the CDMP and CRTWC designations in the 13 countries now licensed to deliver the curriculum and grant the professional designations; and to further expand awareness of leading edge consensus based disability management and related best practices. This first newsletter is available here:   Click here for full story

Melbourne, Australia to host 2014 IFDM

The Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF), a member of the International Disability Management Standards Council (IDMSC), has announced it will host the 7th International Forum on Disability Management (IFDM) in 2014. According to PIEF, this Forum aims to facilitate international discussion and debate around disability management and its role in reducing employer cost, improving productivity and economic growth, promoting return to work, and eliminating disability barriers. IFDM 2014