Concluding conference Quality of Life and Health – 6 June 2019

17 April 2019

On 6 June, NWO and ZonMw jointly organise the concluding conference of the research programme 'Quality of Life and Health'. Since this conference will offer a unique opportunity to find out about the newest scientific insights on Quality of Life and Health, to meet scholars and other professionals, and to explore future implementation possibilities, we wholeheartedly invite scholars, social partners, healthcare organisations and professionals, NGOs, and government agencies to attend this concluding conference.

Dutch logo Quality of Life and Health

In the Quality of Life and Health programme, scholars collaborated to gain new knowledge on understanding and measuring quality of life and health by studying how specific groups of people engage with these issues, such as people with a low social-economic status, patients with psychiatric illnesses, and children with severe mental disabilities.

During this concluding conference, the lessons learned of the Quality of Life and Health programme will be presented and reflected upon, and at the same time we want to look forward to future opportunities. Research results will be presented interactively, a policy brief will be presented by prof. Martin van Hees and prof. Jet Bussemaker will give some remarks about the policy brief. Finally, attendees will discuss the implications of the research results for future policies and research together with a panel of experts.

  • Do you want to find out about the newest scientific insights on how to measure quality of life?
  • Are you looking for in-depth reflections on the quality of life and health?
  • Do you want to meet with partners from government, science, education, and healthcare?
  • Are you a policy officer, working for a healthcare organisation or in academia and are you interested in how to measure quality of life and health and the ethical discussions underpinning this?

You can sign up for this concluding conference using the following link: sign up. The concluding conference is free of charge.

Information

Date: 6 June 2019
Time: 14:00 – 17:00hr.
Location: De Zalen van Zeven, Boothstraat 7 in Utrecht

Programme

14:00hr.: Walk-in

14:30hr.: Opening remarks
Opening remarks by prof. Inez de Beaufort, chairman of the concluding conference, and prof. Carmen Dirksen.

14:45hr.: Pitches Research Projects
Every research project pitches their most significant research results in a few minutes. Furthermore, several societal partners reflect on the importance of the research for policy and practice.

15:15hr.: Meet & Greet Researchers
Attendees are invited to have a conversation with the researchers during the Meet & Greet. A unique project poster gives an opportunity to discuss research results and to explore the societal relevance of the research.

16:00hr.: Presentation Policy Brief
The policy brief offers an overview of the lessons learned of the research programme, but it also invited to look at the implications of the research results for current issues in the health sector and to explore possibilities for implementation. Furthermore, on a more reflective note, current knowledge gaps and emerging issues for future research will be presented. Prof. Martin van Hees, author of the policy brief, will give the presentation.

16:10hr.: Response to the Policy Brief
Prof. Jet Bussemaker gives a first response to the policy brief.

16:20hr.: Panel Discussion
Together with the attendees, the panel of experts discuss the implications of the research results for future policies and research. prof. Jet Bussemaker, dr. Wim Goettsch, prof. Martin van Hees, prof. Machteld Huber, and prof. Marcel Verweij will take part in the panel discussion. This also offers an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

17:00hr.: Concluding Remarks and Drinks
On behalf of ZonMw and NWO, Prof. Huib Pols and prof. Odile Heynders give the concluding remarks.
 
You can sign up for this concluding conference using the following link: sign up. The concluding conference is free of charge.

Source: NWO