IFDM Conferences

IFDM 2024

CSPDM will host IFDM 2024 in Vancouver B.C
Disability Management in a Post-Pandemic World
Solutions for a Vastly Changing Work Environment

Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver
September 15-17, 2024

IFDM 2024

Call for Abstracts 
We invite policy and program practitioners to submit abstracts for presentation at the IFDM 24 Conference. The conference aims to bring together professionals from diverse fields to share insights, exchange ideas, and foster collaboration.

Submission themes:
The four themes around which workshops and plenary sessions will be developed are:

  1. Legislation and Policy
  2. Workplace well-being and disability management
  3. Evolution of the mental health landscape
  4. Innovative and inclusive disability management approaches

Detailed theme information in the link below

IFDM 24 Suggested Themes

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be submitted by emailing info@ifdm2024.ca with tile “abstract Submission”.
  • The abstract should not exceed 300 words.
  • Each submission Include a title, list of authors, name of presenter(s) and contact information.
  • Clearly state the objective, methodology, results, and conclusions of the research.
  • Abstracts should not contain references, tables, or figures.
  • Abstracts need to be identified if suitable as an oral presentation for a plenary or workshop or for a poster exhibition.

Submission Deadline:

  •  February 28th, 2024


How to Submit:

Benefits of Participation:

  • Opportunity to present your research to a diverse audience.
  • Networking with professionals and experts in the field of Disability Management


Registration Information: Details on conference registration, including fees and payment instructions, will be posted to the Conference Website early in the new year.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities: Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference? Email info@ifdm2024.ca for details.


IFDM 2022

The INAMI-RIZIV will host IFDM 2022 in Belgium.
“Disability Management for Healthy and Inclusive Workplace and Labor Market”
10th International Biennial Congress on Disability Management and Return to Work
NH Bloom Hotel, Brussels,
September 28-30, 2022

To register and check out the congress program Click here


IFDM 2020

Due to the Covid-19 crisis and in order to have a full non-virtual event, the congress is postponed to September 28-30, 2022.

IFDM 2018 

The Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) hosted the International Forum on Disability Management (IFDM) October 14 – 17, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. The theme for IFDM 2018 was: Challenges and Innovations for Workforce Health. For more information, please visit the website:  IFDM 2018

IFDM 2016

The IFDM 2016 hand-over ceremony took place November 24 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia marking the conclusion of the largest IFDM to date. The IFDM flag was officially presented to the Hon. Wayne G. Wouters, PC, Chancellor of PCU-WHS, the host for IFDM 2018 to be held in Vancouver.
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IFDM 2014

With IFDM 2012 now concluded, and building on the success of previous IFDMs, 2002 in Canada, 2004 in the Netherlands, 2006 in Australia, 2008 in Germany, 2010 in the US, and 2012 in the UK, the venue will move to Auckland, New Zealand for IFDM 2014. The theme for the IFDM 2014 is “Disability Management: pushing beyond the boundaries”. It will take place November 17-19, 2014.  To view the flyer for IFDM 2014, please click on the “Full Story” link below.
To go directly to the IFDM 2014 website, please click on this link: IFDM 2014