Second annual conference lifestyle as medicine

Oegstgeest | Corpus • 21 Nov 2018

On Wednesday the 21st of November LUMC and TNO will organize the Second Annual Conference ‘Lifestyle as Medicine’ in CORPUS Congress Center, Oegstgeest. TNO and the LUMC, together with partners, have started the Netherlands Innovation Center for Lifestyle Medicine NILG. Our present healthcare system is not equipped for the challenges of today and the future. Therefore we want to drive a system change towards lifestyle interventions playing their part in the cure and care of noncommunicable diseases.

Focus on cardiovascular disease

After TNO-LUMC’s successful first annual conference on lifestyle medicine last year with the focus on Type 2 Diabetes we will again take a deep-dive in the latest developments in lifestyle medicine. This year, our main focus will be on cardiovascular disease. An excellent line-up of (inter)national invited speakers (see programme below) will share their innovative points of view and call to action for lifestyle medicine professionals, policymakers, businesses and researchers.

Target groups

Medical professionals (Internists, Cardiologists, General Practitioners, specialists in geriatric medicine, social therapists, dieticians, physiotherapists and people who are in training for these professions); representatives of healthcare insurance companies; system biologists, health and behaviour scientists; healthcare innovators; healthcare and lifestyle related businesses, municipalities and national authorities.

Accreditation will be applied for ABC1: 7, NVVC: 7, NIV: 6, NVK: 6


9.00-9.30 Registration and coffee
9:30 – 9:35 Welcome and opening
Lea Bouwmeester – chair
9.35-12:00 Plenary session – 1
  Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease; the science
09:35-10:10 What about dietary fat?
Zoë Harcombe, PhD, independent researcher, UK
10:10-10:45 Cholesterol and cardiovascular disease
Aseem Malhotra, MD PhD, Cardiologist, UK
10:45-11:15 Coffee break / networking
11:15-11:50 The PREDIMED study
Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, University of Navarra Medical School, Spain
11:50-12:25 Lifestyle as medicine: the Cordioprev study
Javier Delgado-Lista, MD, PhD, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Spain
12.25-14.00 Lunch and information market (incl. Health café and in conversation with lifestyle medicine patients 
14.00-15.00 Plenary session – 2
  Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease; implementation
14:00-14:20 Healthy heart initiative The Hague
Tobias Bonten, PhD, LUMC, the Netherlands
14:20-14:40 P4 Hillegom initiative
Suzan Wopereis, PhD, TNO, the Netherlands
14:40 – 15:00 NDC and sustainable behaviour change
Henk Bilo, Prof, MD, PhD, University Groningen, the Netherlands
15:00-15:30 Coffee/tea / networking
15:30-16:30 Plenary session – 3
  Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease; economics
15:30-15:50 Lifestyle medicine: big pharma’s perspective
Gabriele Ronnett, MD, PhD, Johnson & Johnson, USA
15:50-16:10 Lifestyle medicine: health insurance aspects
Ruben Wenselaar, CEO Menzis, the Netherlands
16:10 – 16:30 Lifestyle medicine: SME’s perspective - personal healthcheck
Roderik Kraaijenhagen, CEO Vital 10, the Netherlands
16:30-16:40 Closure
Lea Bouwmeester with guest
16.40-17.30 Drinks / networking

Registration is already open!

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