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Metaforum - Symposium Health and Care Professions of the Future

Jan 10, 2023
10:00 - 18:00
Centraal Auditorium, ON1 04.201, Campus Gasthuisberg
3000 Leuven
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What will health professions look like in 2040? How should care be organised?

Health care is changing rapidly. Personalised, multidisciplinary and multiprofessional treatment of patients is growing in importance. There are also profound changes in society: the population is ageing and becoming more culturally diverse. Patients have become more assertive, critical and informed. The growing number of chronically-ill patients is posing new societal challenges. Prevention is gaining importance. Technological developments, such as full genome sequencing and artificial intelligence, have drastically changed the landscape of health care.


10.00-12.15 Plenary sessions (in English)

10.00 Presentation position paper

10.45 Reactions by international experts:

  • Marieke Schuurmans - Nursing Science, UMC Utrecht / Chief Healthcare Organisation, Dutch Healthcare Authority
  • Jasper Homminga - Programme Director Technical Medicine, University of Twente

12.15-13.15 Lunch with sandwiches

13.15-14.00 Plenary session (in English)

13.15 Reactions by international experts (continuation)

  • Jamiu Busari - Pediatrics, HOH Academy, Aruba /Medical Education, D&I Advisory Council, Maastricht University/ Working group Interprofessional Leadership NVMO

14.00-15.30 Break-out sessions (in Dutch)

15.30-15.45 Break

15.45-18.00 Plenary sessies (in Dutch)

15.45 Q&A with the working group

16.30 Reactions by policy makers

  • Margot Cloet - Managing Director, Zorgnet-Icuro
  • Jan De Maeseneer - Family Medicine and Primary Care, Ghent University / Chair of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, advising EC
  • Dirk Dewolf - Administrator-General, Agency for Care and Health (Flanders)

17.15 Conclusions (in Dutch)

  • Chris Van Geet - Vice Rector Biomedical Sciences, KU Leuven

The plenary sessions of the symposium will be recorded and available via livestream.

Accreditation is being requested.


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