Lively debate during Summer Meeting Amsterdam Movement Sciences

During the well-attended Summer Meeting held at Amstel Boathouse on June 24, 2019, director Frans Nollet gave everyone a warm welcome and set out the new structure of the AMS research programs. The initial programs were seen as too broad and not in line with existing expert- and knowledge centers. The five new research programs, tentatively named Sport, Ageing and Vitality, Musculoskeletal Health, Tissue Function & Regeneration, Rehabilitation & Development represent a simplification, while embodying the broad range of research within AMS. The program representatives briefly set out the focus of the programs with the aim to promote interdisciplinary and translational research and connect fundamental and applied researchers in a way that fits the future. A lively discussion followed, and interesting visions were shared. The new programs make the research focuses in Amsterdam Movement Sciences easier identifiable. The exact program descriptions will follow with the aim to implement them later this year.