Friday, May 28


8:30–9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Defining a Research Agenda

  • What are the criteria for a “successful” measurement of functional capacity to work?

  • Feasibility and practicality of designing and administering (i.e., safety, cost, etc.) measures of functional capacity to work.

  • Technical issues of incorporating reliability, validity, sensitivity, and specificity in the context of SSA’s disability decision process.

  • How can these measurement approaches be linked to work requirements in the context of SSA’s disability decision process?

Discussion Chair:

Dorothy Rice

10:30–10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m.–12:00 noon

General Discussion


Robert Groves

12:00–12:15 p.m

Concluding Remarks

Dorothy Rice

12:15 p.m.


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