presentations congress Maastricht 2018

Thursday 4th October 2018


Welcome Address – Gert Lindenger, MD, President of EUMASS, SE
The position of the insurance physician in social security  – mr. Jo De Cock, CEO of the National Institute of Health and Disability Insurance, BE
Bridging research and practice: an European perspective   – prof. dr. Angelique De Rijk, NL
Uniting work and health in return-to-work programs for people with mental health problems – prof. dr. Silje Endresen Reme, NO
How to measure and monitor harm to patients in healthcare organisations? – prof. dr. Philippe Michel, FR
Medical judgment and cognitive pitfalls – prof. dr. Johan Braeckman, BE

Workshop 1 – Indicator based performance measurement in European countries
An integrated tool for evaluating the French mandatory quality indicators used for hospital improvement, public disclosure and regulation: development and test results – prof. dr. Philippe Michel, FR
Indicator based Performance Measurement in German Hospitals – dr. Klaus Doebler, DE
Indicator based Performance Measurement in England – dr. Keiko Toma, GB

Workshop 2 – How to read a Cochrane Review
How to read a Cochrane Review – ass. prof. dr. Jan Hoving, NL, Emilie Friberg, PhD, SE,  prof. dr. Regina Kunz, CH, dr. Adrian Verbel, CH

Parallel session – German – Implementation of Evidence-based Rehabilitation.Strategies for improving Return to Work
Effectiveness of Graded Return to Work after Multimodal Rehabilitation in Patients with Mental Disorders. A Propensity Score Analysis – dr. Marco Streibelt, DE
The return to work status one year after vocational retraining as a proxy variable for long term income trajectories? – dr. Christian Hetzel, DE
From evidence to practice: improving work participation outcomes by work-related medical rehabilitation in patients with chronic musculoskeletal diseases – prof. dr. Matthias Bethge, DE
Diagnostic Accuracy of a Screening Instrument predicting future RTW chance of Patients with chronic diseases. Overview of the existing Evidence – dr. Marco Streibelt, DE
Implementing the German model of work-related medical rehabilitation: Did the dose delivered of work-related treatment components increase? – prof. dr. Matthias Bethge, DE

Parallel session – Disability evaluation and management
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Treatment Outcomes- dr. Trang Nguyen, US, David Charles Randolph MD, PhD, US
Return to work in patients undergoing SCS implantation for chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis – prof. dr. Maarten Moens, BE
A practical guide to evaluate adults with Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) I/II in insurance medicine – dr. Peter De Mulder, BE
Differences in self-rated and assessed limitations between patients with MUPS and other diseases – drs. Kristel Weerdesteijn, NL
Evaluation of inter-rater reliability among physicians performing an activity ability assessment – Pål Lindström, MD, SE

 Parallel session – Cancer and work
Current knowledge on the impact of cancer and work in self-employed: a systematic literature review – Evelien Philips, PhD candidate, BE
Supporting employers during return-to-work of employees with cancer; development of an online intervention using the Intervention Mapping approach – prof. dr. Angelique De Rijk, NL (no permission for publication)
Factors of importance for work (dis)ability during the two years after breast cancer surgery? – a content analysis of women’s open answers – ass. prof. dr. Agneta Wennman-Larsen, SE
A mimic randomised controlled trial to evaluate a hospital-based return-to-work intervention for breast cancer patients –  Huguette Désiron, PhD, OT
Women’s experiences of encounters related to work with healthcare after breast cancer surgery and its association with sickness absence; a prospective two-year follow up – Mirkka Söderman, PhD student, SE

 Parallel session – Musculoskeletal diseases
Chronic musculoskeletal pain, depression/anxiety, and disability pension: a common liability behind? – Jurgita Narusyte, PhD, dr., SE
Evaluations of the project «Rapid Return to Work». A controlled cohort study and three-year follow-up for persons with musculoskeletal and minor mental disorders – Dag Brekke, MD, PhD, NO
Inpatient multidisciplinary occupational rehabilitation reduces sickness absence in patients with common musculoskeletal complaints and mental disorders: a randomised clinical trial – Sigmund Gismervik, MD, NO
Effect and costs of an intensive return to work program for patients with recent sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders – drs. Nico Wolter, NL, Wiesje van de Wetering, MD, NL

Parallel session – Training in insurance medicine
Developing practice-oriented education in insurance medicine and student-centered learning activities in real-life social security settings – Karen Walseth Hara, MD, NO
Evaluation of a training in ‘Disability assessment in patients without objective findings’ – Jerry Spanjer, MD, PhD, NL
Implementation of the Disability Management training program in Belgium: steps taken – dr. Saskia Decuman, BE
Feasibility of the training programme ‘Acquired Brain Injury and Return to Work’ for Insurance Physicians – Birgit Donker-Cools, MD, MSc, NL
Solution-focused communication skills training in sickness absence counselling of sick-listed workers without an employment contract – dr. Jolanda Van Rijssen, NL

Parallel session – DICIM/VG DAGEN – Disability evaluation and management
The puzzle of functional disorders: history, controversies and current science – ass. prof. dr. Ian Baguley, AU
Personal factors and their relevance for Rehabilitation Medicine – Wolfgang Seger, DE

Workshop 3 – The influence of negative perceptions about work and health on the return to work of workers with mental health problems
Interventions to reduce sickness absence in depressed people  Negative perceptions about return to work in sick-listed unemployed and temporary agency workers with psychological problems – dr. Karen Nieuwenhuijsen, PhD, NL – Yvonne Suijkerbuijk, MD, PhD, NL 

Workshop 4 – Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM) and EUMASS         

Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM) and EUMASS

  • CIM and EUMASS: How can insurance physicians benefit – ass. prof. dr. Jan Hoving, NL
  • Knowledge Translation – dr. Adrian Verbel, CH, prof. dr. Regina Kunz, CH
  • Alert system/Push service – Frederieke Schaafsma, MD, PhD, NL, Rob Kok, MD, PhD, NL

 Parallel session – Return to work
The impact of motivation in return to work after work disability – Charlotte Vanovenberghe, BE
Motivational interviewing in long-term sick absence: design of a randomized controlled trial with mixed methods – Vegard Foldal, PhD, NO
Does evidence-based knowledge impact Swedish Government policy of return-to-work? – Jan Lidhard, former special advisor, SE
Sickness absentees’ experiences of encounters with and health care; differences between women and men – ass. prof. dr. Emilie Friberg, SE
The labour market trajectories of individuals experiencing medical incapacity to work in Belgium – Esmeralda Gerritse, BEc, MEc, BE (no permission for publication)

Parallel session – Disability evaluation and management
Multi-stakeholder dialogue for priority setting in research – dr. Saskia Decuman, BE
Exploring the construct ‘inability to work full time’: a qualitative study from the physician and patient perspective – drs. Henk-Jan Boersema, NL (no permission for publication)
The transition from acute to chronic pain: from a physiological and clinical perspective – impact on workability – mr. Thomas Lundeberg, SE
Measurement of Pain in patients undergoing ability to work assessment – a gender perspective – mr. Thomas Lundeberg, SE
Insight into the most important person-related factors for work participation of employees with health problems according to occupational and insurance physicians –  drs. Mariska De Wit, NL (no permission for publication)

 Parallel session – Mental disorders and work
Working with depression is experienced as a constant balancing act that includes presenteeism – prof. dr. Angelique De Rijk, NL (no permission for publication)
Psychosocial Work Potential in Patients with Common Mental Disorders – A Comparison before and after Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Birgitta Hansson, MSc, SE (no permission for publication)
Trajectories of work disability and unemployment among young adults with common mental disorders – Magnus Helgesson, PhD, SE
The relation between work motivation and work outcomes in people with severe mental illness – drs. Miljana Vukadin, NL (no permission for publication)
Sickness absence among patients with Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and co-morbidity – Aikaterini Trantou, MD, specialist in psychiatry, SE 

Parallel session – Monitoring healthcare
Comparisons of All-Cause Mortality of NSAIDs vs. Opiates and Adjuvants: A Historical Cohort Study – David Charles Randolph, MD, PhD, US
Accompaniment to the mastery of prescription OMALYZUMAB in Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur and Corsica in 2017 – dr. Jean-Louis Cornille, MCR, DRSM, FR
Support in the practice of the physiotherapy for the dependent elderly in institutions – Marie-Christine Banide, MD, FR
Renting a Knee Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) can shorten or prevent post -surgery rehabilitation stay – Claire Jahier, PhD, FR

 Parallel session – Vocational rehabilitation
Promoting sustainable return to work: Towards a biopsychosocial and occupation-specific job matching tool for vocational rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury – Marina Nützi, MSc, CH
Do granted rehabilitation benefits have effect on later disability after vocational rehabilitation? – Hans Beck, MD, IS
Let’s WORQ: The value of the Work Rehabilitation Questionnaire (WORQ) in return to work trajectories – Katrien Vermeulen, BE, Ellen Roels, MD, NL, prof. dr. Dominique Van de Velde, BE
Improved expectations about length of sick leave during occupational rehabilitation is associated with increased work participation – dr. Lene Aasdahl, NO
Might goal-focused group-based intervention within the Norwegian Welfare Organisation improve return to work? – prof. dr. Nils Fleten, NO

 Parallel session – DICIM/VG DAGEN – Sick leave certification & Ethical dilemmas in insurance medicine
Low back pain: Challenges and Promising new directions – prof. dr. Han Anema, NL
When honesty is not the best policy: Symptom Validity test and quality of narratives in the assessment of malingering – drs. Irena Boskovic, NL

Friday 5th October 2018


Gender aspects in insurance medicine       – prof. dr. Gunnel Hensing, SE
Removing barriers from work and societal participation in older ages. How far can we go? – ass. prof. dr. Despina Gherman, RO
Utilization of big data to assess the effectiveness of changes in sickness insurance legislation on work participation – prof. dr. Eira Viikari-Juntura, FI
Employer practices and policies to manage and prevent disability  – ass. prof. dr. William Shaw, US

Workshop 5 – Strengths, Limitations, and Potential Applications of the Work Disability Functional Assessment Battery
Issues in Development, Validation, and Implementation of the Work Disability-Functional Assessment Battery: Mental Health Scales – Elizabeth Marfeo, PhD, MPH, US
A comprehensive and efficient functional assessment instrument: The Work Disability-Functional Assessment Battery (WD-FAB) – dr. Leighton Chan, US- Julia Porcino, MSc, US
Evidence of Validity and Future Directions for Implementation of the Work Disability-Functional Assessment Battery: Physical Function Scales – ass. prof. dr. Christine McDonough, US
Implementation of the WD-FAB in the field of assessment of work disability in Belgium: a feasibility study – dr. Saskia Decuman, BE

Workshop 6 – The reliability of medical assessments
Interrater agreement in the evaluation of disability: findings from a systematic review – prof. dr. Regina Kunz, CH
Training psychiatrists in functional interviewing: Experience from the RELY studies – Wout De Boer, MD, PhD, NL
Reporting activity limitations: IFAP, the Instrument of Functional Assessment in Psychiatry and training needs – David von Allmen, PhD, CH (no permission for publication)
The reliability of real-life work disability evaluations using the functional approach: The RELY studies – prof. dr. Regina Kunz, CH

Parallel session – Return to work – A
Objectively assessed exposure to shift work characteristics and short sickness absence: a registry study of hospital employees – ass. prof. dr. Annina Ropponen, FI (no permission for publication)
A web-based intervention to promote application for medical rehabilitation: results of a randomized controlled trial – Katja Spanier, MA, DE
Online programs for employees with a chronic health condition to improve work participation – Iris De Putter, MSc, NL
A dialogue-based workplace intervention – social insurance officials’ and RTW coordinators’ experiences – Marine Sturesson, PhD, SE (no permission for publication)
Returning to work after long-term incapacity: Face-to-face surveys by a health insurance fund – Michael Callens, director of the R&D department, BE

 Parallel session – Disability evaluation and management
Anatomy of professional discretion in social security medicine – Hans Magnus Solli, MD, PhD, NO
Assessment of prognosis by physicians working in the field of disability evaluation: a qualitative study – ass. prof. dr. Jan Hoving, NL
Updating the Evidence on Functional Capacity Evaluation Methods: A Systematic Review – Stijn De Baets, PhD Student, BE
Key factors to elicit claimants’ perceived fairness in the disability evaluation – Regine Lohss, MSc, CH (no permission for publication)
Current challenges and the need for functioning-based documentation in work-related assessments of the Swiss accident insurance: A stakeholder analysis – Barbara Schiffmann, MSc, CH

Parallel session – Sick leave certification
Physician’s work with sickness certification in Sweden – prof. dr. Kristina Alexanderson, SE
Sick leave certifications in Saxony. A retrospective analysis of routine data of the Medical Service of German Statutory Health Insurance – dr. Thomas Petzold, DE
An analysis of long-term sick leave in Slovenia – dr. Tomaž Čakš, SI
Governance of the sickness certification process in health care – Britt Arrelöv, MD, PhD, SE
Management of sick-leave patients through a preliminary questionnaire to save medical resources – François Latil, MD, FR

 Parallel session – Return to work – Employer’s perspective
Beyond medical treatment after minor motor vehicle crash injury: perceptions of insurance company case managers – dr. Maurizio Trippolini, CH
Optimization and validation of  Weer-Werk, a return-to-work program including Disability Case Management – Sanne Van Craeyevelt, PhD, BE
The use of a dialogue-based work place intervention (ADA+) for return to work – from employer perspectives – Therese Eskilsson, PhD, SE (no permission for publication)
Employers’ return to work experience of employees with cancer: A complex communicative pathway – dr. Corine Tiedtke, BE
Perceived employer-related barriers and facilitators for work participation of cancer survivors: a systematic review of employers’ and survivors’ perspectives – prof. dr. Angelique De Rijk, NL 

Parallel session – Return to work – B
Restoring confidence in working life – experiences of supportive guidance in the return to work process after stress-related exhaustion – Maria Strömbäck, PhD, SE
Return to work in patients with Exhaustion Disorder. Behind the scenes – prof. dr. Ingibjörg Jonsdottir, SE (no permission for publication)
Development and evaluation of a care pathway to support return to work of employees with burnout  – dr. Charlotte Lambreghts, BE
International comparison of work capacity evaluation in a social security setting – Johan Sengers, MSc, NL
Biopsychosocial predictors and trajectories of work participation after occupational rehabilitation of participants with mental and somatic disorders. A cohort study – Karen Walseth Hara, MD, NO 

Parallel session – DICIM/VG DAGEN – BIG data & Interaction between healthcare and disability evaluation
Big Data and the Future of Insurance Medicine – dr. Nicky Hekster, NL
Small fiber neuropathy: from symptoms to treatment – dr. Janneke Hoeijmakers, NL

Workshop 7 – Neuromodulation and participation of the Belgian medical advisor in the therapeutic process & ethical principles in social insurance medicine.
Neuro-Pain: nationwide implementation of a digital platform for multidisciplinary screening, treatment and long-term follow-up of chronic pain patients – prof. dr. Guy Hans, BE
Reintegration and chronic pain: will it work? – Lisa  Bernaerts, psychologist. BE
A medical ethics for social security having patient’s welfare and social justice as goals – Hans Magnus Solli, MD, PhD, NO 

Workshop 8 – Evidence-based medical evaluations
Evidence-based medical assessment in insurance medicine: Vision or declared goal? – prof. dr. Regina Kunz, CH, ass. prof. dr. Jan Hoving, NL, Regine Lohss, MSc, CH

Parallel session – Return to work
A Telephone based coaching for long term of sick leave patients – François Latil, MD, FR
Symptom diagnoses in the sickness certificate predict lower quality of the sick leave process. A retrospective study of medical records in Sweden – Karin Starzmann, MD, SE
Tackling fraud against the health insurance system – dr. Magali Percot Pédrono, FR
Early workplace dialogue in physiotherapy practice improved work ability at long-term follow-up – WorkUp a randomised controlled trial in primary care (Clinical trial NCT02609750) – Charlotte Post Sennehed, RPT, PhD student, SE
Reasonable accomodation in the workplace in Italy: new policy and role of Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL) – dr. Christina Dal Pozzo, IT

 Parallel session – Disability evaluation and management
Predicting future changes in work ability of individuals receiving a disability benefit: longitudinal analysis of self-reported and registration data  – drs. Ilse Louwerse, NL
High levels of sick leave and disability pension during the 5 years before spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage – prof. dr. Elisabeth Ronne-Engstrom, SE
Who returns to work after a coronary heart disease event? Results from the EUROASPIRE IV study – dr. Joy Van de Cauter, BE
Interventions to promote work participation after ischaemic stroke: a systematic review – prof. dr. Raf Brouns, BE
Work disability and quality of life in Romanian patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – Roxana Elena Mirica, MD, PhD, Assistant Lecturer, RO 

Parallel session – Sick leave risks
Does sick leave due to mental disorders increase the risk of mortality and morbidity: a prospective twin study? – dr. Lisa Mather, SE
Sleep disturbances as risk factors for future sickness absence – ass. prof. dr. Pia Svedberg, SE
The Quickscan to Assess Risk of Long-Term Sickness Absence: A Cross-Sectional Validation Study – Kaat Goorts, PhD student, BE
Type of employment and sickness absence: a prospective Swedish twin study – Björg Helgadóttir, PhD, SE
Predictors for long-term sickness absence in self-employed – Femke Abma, PhD, NL(no permission for publication)

Parallel session – Monitoring healthcare
Overuse of surgery: acting for pertinence – dr. Philippe Perez, FR
Focusing of financial medical auditing in Slovenia – Jana Mrak, MD, MSc, SI
Confraternal talks impact with general practitioners on the prescription for older adults – dr. Valérie Mauillon, FR
Medical care following hospitalization for a first acute heart failure episode in 2016 in Paris and its suburbs – dr. Michel Marty, FR

 Parallel session – BIG data
The use of the French National Health Insurance (NHI) database to perform studies in real-world: an example with the kidney cancer – dr. Nadine Demare, FR
Improve the access to the rights: about the recognition in occupational  disease of the cancers of bladder  – dr. Martine Morvan, FR
Musculoskeletal disorders and work capacity in Portuguese navy  – dr. Moisés Alexandre dos Santos Henriques, PT
Medical care complaints: analysis of a Belgian sickness fund  – dr. Katrien Mortelmans, BE

 Parallel session – DICIM/VG DAGEN – Interaction between healthcare and disability evaluation & Ethical dilemmas in insurance medicine
The societal effects of trauma – prof. dr. Martin Poeze, NL
The excess of empathy. The importance of indifference in modern society and social relationships – prof. dr. Ignaas Devisch, BE                 

Saturday 6th October 2018                                                                                                                                                                                           

Asthma and exposure to irritants in the workplace: occupational asthma or work-exacerbated asthma? – prof. dr. Benoit Nemery, BE
Insurance medicine: contributions to external quality assurance –  prof. dr. Johannes Giehl, DE
Evidence based insurance medicine in EUMASS countries: a state-of-the-art survey – dr.  Ilona Autti-Rämö, FI
Science and practice: a two-way traffic      – prof. dr. Sandra Brouwer, NL
EUMASS President’s Report – Gert Lindenger, MD, President of EUMASS, SE