Every year during the CaRe days, the CaRe dissertation award is awarded to the PhD student with the best dissertation on research in care of that year. The four research institutes associated with CaRe nominate a top three of their best dissertations. These dissertations are then judged by a jury on different criteria, including the excellence in scientific terms, the excellence in realized impact on practice (in primary and secondary care), and the interdisciplinary approach. APH-researcher Eva van der Meij has won this year's Care Award with her research ‘Improving postoperative recovery by eHealth’. It was a hypothesis-driven study. The jury found the careful exploration of the well-substantiated hypotheses an important factor to award her research. Moreover, her research has had a high societal impact for post-operative care.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the CaRe Days did not take place. However, the symposium was changed to a CaRe webinar, in which the Care Award winners were announced (from minute 33:46).