Program 2015

The program highlights collaborations between the different players in the biomedical field. 

Opening by chairman Simon Rozendaal


Lgr5 stem cell organaoids and disease

Hans Clevers, visionary researcher and technology innovator, and scientific director of the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology


DUO presentation: Structured vs. unstructured data

What Watson is doing for Healthcare & Lifesciences
Nicky Hekster, IBM Nederland BV

Understanding the human brain through multi-imaging analysis
Folkert van Kemenade, ErasmusMC


Coffee break


DUO presentation: Translational research

HOVON – Making an Impact by Collaborating (video interview)
Bob Löwenberg, ErasmusMC

Discussion: what have we learned?

Gerrit Meijer (NKI, BBMRI-NL, EATRIS), Barend Mons (DTL/ELIXIR-NL), Eline Slagboom (LUMC), Jasper Bovenberg (Legal Pathways). Furthermore, the new Handbook for Adequate Natural Data Stewardship (HANDS) for UMCs will be presented. HANDS is one of the milestones of the NFU’s Data4lifesciences programme.


Lunch break & visit to the demonstrations, stands and poster presentations




Technical Innovations
Room 1

Patients at the Helm
Theater Hall

Big Health Data:
Big Health Value
Room 2

13.30 What techniques are available, how are they used, what are the benefits and how does this connect with personalized medicine.
Moderator: Ruben Kok, DTL
Patients at the helm: what are the developments, what do patients need and what can they expect?
Moderator: Marjanka Schmidt, NKI, COREON
How can you share research  results (conditional access to data) and which collaborations can contribute to better results?
Moderator: Morris Swertz, University Medical Center Groningen

Multi-imaging for intraoperative diagnosis

Ron Heeren, Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging institute M4I

Personalized medicine starts with the patient

Ingrid Lether, Manager Research and Innovation, Reumafonds

How to make your valuable biomedical research data sustainable before your PhD student leaves: the TraIT solution

Remond Fijneman , NKI


Towards better personalized cancer treatment

Edwin Cuppen, Centre for Personalized Cancer Treatment Utrecht

A “patient” need for better infrastructure

Rebecca Abma-Schouten, Hartstichting

Recycling existing ‘big data’

Lude Franke, UMCG


Heart on a Chip, a marriage between cell biology and micro-fabrication

Ronald Dekker, TU Delft and Philips

TrialApp: an application to lower the barrier for patient participation in clinical research

Joost Huiskens, Academic Medical Center

Inflammatory Bowel Disease as a model for studies in complex diseases – first experiences from the String of Pearls

Rinse Weersma, afdeling Maag, Darm en Leverziekten UMCG


Personal Health Train (movie)

Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen, LUMC

Creating Value with Big Data

Milan Petkovic, Philips


Consent procedures, what works and why?

Marjanka Schmidt, NKI, COREON

DICA registration system: for the benefit of hospitals, research and patients

Rob Tollenaar, DICA


MySmallStep: how patients can take the first step

Jan Vesseur, Inspire2Live