News from the Division of Insurance Medicine

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New VR grant to the Division of Insurance Medicine

Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Insurance Medicine has been granted 25,000,000 SEK by the Swedish Research Council for a research environment called REMAIN (”Refugee Minors And INtegration”). Five research groups from four different countries are involved in the research environment. The aim is to establish knowledge and find strategies to improve the social integration of refugees minors with mental disorders.

Seminar on Sickness Absence Research

We arranged a large seminar on sickness absence research (link in Swedish) on 19 November. The seminar were held between 1 to 5 pm and we continued discussing these important issues at a following mingle until 7.30 pm.

We also took the opportunity to celebrate our being at Karolinska Institutet for 25 years and to honour Kristina Alexanderson’s almost 30-year research achievements within the field.

Dissertation Lisa Mather

Lisa Mather defended her thesis 15 December 2017. More information here

Dissertation Rasmus Elrud

Rasmus Elrud defended his thesis 9 January 2018. More information here

The European Public Health Conference 2017

The 10th EPH conference was held in Stockholm 1-4 November. More information here

The next EPH conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia 28 November - 1 December 2018. More information here

Cochrane Insurance Medicine

Now Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM) is established as a field within Cochrane.

CIM aims to establish and make evidence based knowledge regarding insurance medicine available for professionals and users.

The Division of Insurance Medicine has, together with groups from three other countries, since many years worked to establish this as a field within Cochrane.

See the pressrelease here 

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