Program 2nd Annual Meeting

November 23 2017, Postillion Hotel Amsterdam

08.30 – 09.00     Registration

09.00 – 09.10     Welcome

09.10 – 09.55    How to get published
                               Prof. Fiona Godlee, PhD, Editor in Chief of the BMJ and Honorary Professor at the Research school CaRe

09.55 – 10.30    What are the challenges to building a learning health system? With Big Data and learning health systems,                                do we need evidence based medicine?
                               Prof. Jeremy Wyatt, PhD, Professor of Digital Healthcare, Director of the Wessex Institute of Health & Research                                University of Southampton

10.30 – 11.00     Coffee & Tea break

11.00 – 11.30    A chubby granny, a healthy granny?
                               Prof. Marjolein Visser, PhD,  Professor of Healthy Ageing, VUmc         

11.30 – 12.00    Migration and health  research in Europe: A need for paradigm shift to maximise the societal impact
                               Charles Agyemang, PhD, Associate Professor, Vice President at European Public Health Association, AMC

12.00 – 14.00     Poster session / walking lunch. Click here to submit your abstract>>

14.00 – 16.00     Program sessions. Find a more detailed description of the program sessions below.         

16.00 – 17.00     Grab a coffee or thee - Award Ceremony Posters
                               Menno de Bree – Brainfeed. Food for Thought

17.00 – 18.00     Drinks & Appetizers

Program sessions

    Back to the drawing board: from blueprint to white paper - developing an HBCD research profile
    In this interactive session, we encourage all HB&CD researchers – from junior to professor – to discuss and formulate the future research focal points of the Health Behaviors & Chronic Diseases program. Where do our strengths lie? In which research areas (e.g. subjects and methods) can we truly distinguish ourselves from other research groups and institutes?

    After highlighting the major achievements of the Mental Health program, three themes will be addressed: Child Development & Psychiatry, E-Mental Health, and Biology (‘omics’) in Mental Health. For each theme, a senior and a PhD student from the VU/VUMC and the AMC/UvA will present their research. The meeting will end with an interactive speed date.

    14:00-14:10 Welcome and Introduction by Monique Frings-Dresen and Allard van der Beek
    14:10-15:00 An overview of qualitative participatory methodologies and study results from the VUmc research group of                          Medical Humanities.
    15:00-16:00 Interactive session to get to know each other’s research expertise and network in order to facilitate an
                             active brainstorm about collaboration in future innovative research projects

    Presentations representing our three reserach themes: 1. Urbanization and health in low-resource settings & vulnerable migrant populations globally. 2. Factors affecting maternal health and the health of the early life and 3.Communicable diseases & antimicrobial resistance.

    Complex interventions in aging research: promising opportunity or insurmountable task?
    We will address the recently published Council for Public Health and Society (Raad van Volksgezondheid en Samenleving, RVS) report “No evidence without context. About the illusion of evidence-based practice in healthcare” (“Zonder context geen bewijs. Over de illusie van evidence based practice in de zorg”). Click here to read the rapport>>

    What are the implications of the report’s findings for aging research? How do we shape aging research in our program, and what lessons can be drawn from our experiences? We will discuss these and more questions with  prof. Jan Kremer (RVS), Henk Smid (ZonMw), and prof. Riekie de Vet (VUmc).  Several Aging & Later Life researchers with experience in the area of complex interventions will present  their work.

    Creating creative communication in the environment of Quality of Care research.
    “Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand”
    Birgitta van Loon will lead an interactive session on the use of creative communication to involve people in quality of care initiatives. Birgitta [CV] has vast experience in developing communication strategies in health care (Pontes Medical, Network Acute Care) and outside healthcare (BSO Origin, Ben & Jerry’s). Don’t miss this inspiring and innovative session!

    Personalized Medicine is a young program with promising new research projects. Come and see this afternoon, where 4 researchers will present their granted proposals. There is room for an open discussion after each pitch, to share ideas and find common interests.
    In the second hour, Neeltje Peters from the VU subsidy desk will help us to find the best funding opportunities in coming calls/Horizon 2020. It will be an interactive session and all are welcome. Don’t miss it!  

    Masterclass around the theme Causal Inference.
    General introduction of the theme, followed by two or three short presentations on specific applications, the potency and shortcomings of these existing applications in different settings. We aim for an interactive session, so feel free to ask any relevant question you might have. Additionally we will organize a networking activity. 

    Important dates

    Registration possible from September 12, 2017

    Call for abstracts: September 12, 2017

    Abstracts submission deadline: October 15, 2017 Click here to submit your abstract>>