Holst Memorial Lecture 2015

The Holst Memorial Lecture and Symposium are organized by Philips Research and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). This year’s Holst Lecture, the 39th since 1977, was held by Prof. Bastiaan Bloem, consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology, Radboud university medical centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Bastiaan Bloem is founder and director of the Parkinson Centre Nijmegen and is widely regarded as a healthcare innovator. The venue for the 2015 Holst Memorial Lecture and Symposium is the Auditorium, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Symposium Connected Health

The world population is aging, chronic diseases are on the rise, 75% of healthcare expenditure is spent on managing chronic conditions. Consumers want to be more in control of their health and need to do more themselves to keep healthcare expenditures under control. Prevention is becoming more important. Many players are entering the market with health applications and services to support health management. Technology plays an important role in developing connected systems for continuous personal health. How can Connected Health help us to relieve the burden of chronic disease, address the shortage of professionals, decelerate the cost increase to the healthcare system and empower people to lead a healthy life? Eminent speakers from both the academic, healthcare industrial research communities will address scientific and other developments impacting Healthcare in 45 minute presentations.

Holst Memorial Lecture Award Recipient 2015

Professor Bastiaan Bloem is a consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology, at Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He received his M.D. degree (with honours) at Leiden University Medical Centre in 1993. In 1994, he obtained his PhD degree in Leiden, based on a thesis entitled “Postural reflexes in Parkinson’s disease”. He was trained as a neurologist between 1994 and 2000, also at Leiden University Medical Centre.

Speakers Symposium

Lucien Engelen
Director RE shape, Center for Innovation at Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Lucien Engelen (*1962) has worked since 2007 at the Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, as Head of the regional emergency healthcare network. He also advises the Board in terms of changes in healthcare enhancing the participation of the patients and their informal care in their own disease, working towards raising the level of participation in Health(care), research and education. He is founding Director of the Radboud REshape Center, that acts on the convergence of technology and patient empowerment. Creating breakthrough programs, creates alliances (i.e. Philips, Apple and MaRS Canada) compiles foresights and products (if industry lacks progression) itself.

Julie Reisetter Msc
Chief Nursing Officer for Telehealth at Banner Health, Phoenix, Arizona

Julie Reisetter has over 30 years of healthcare experience in a variety of roles throughout the U.S. Her professional journey has included clinical and leadership positions in Iowa, Colorado, California and Arizona. In 2011, Julie was selected as Banner Health’s first Chief Nursing Officer for Telehealth Services where she is responsible for the development, implementation and sustainability of innovative Telehealth solutions across the care continuum.

Bart De Moor
Professor Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart De Moor (*1960) obtained his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1983 and a PhD in Engineering in 1988 at the KU Leuven. For 2 years, he was a Visiting Research Associate at Stanford University (1988-1990). Currently he is a full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the research group STADIUS and the Scientific Director of the iMinds Future Health Department. His research interests are in numerical linear algebra, algebraic geometry and optimization, system theory and system identification, quantum information theory, control theory, datamining, information retrieval and bio-informatics
(see publications on www.bartdemoor.be).

Jeroen Tas Msc
CEO Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Royal Philips Electronics

Jeroen Tas has over 30 years of global experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the healthcare, information technology and financial services industries. Currently he is the CEO of Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services at Philips. In his current role, Jeroen is committed to creating new models of people-centric healthcare, based on the power of technology. Previously he was the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Royal Philips, leading IT worldwide. Jeroen and his team have evolved IT to become a fundamental enabler of growth for Philips as a real-time, connected company.

*Additional speaker*

Norbert Hoogers
Chairman of Zilveren Kruis

Norbert Hoogers is the chairman of Zilveren Kruis part of the Achmea Group. Before joining Zilveren Kruis he worked at KPN Telecom. He has a degree in Business Economics from Tilburg University, in the Netherlands.

Achmea is the largest insurance company in the Netherlands. Core activities include health, life and non-life insurances for consumers and businesses. Within health Achmea is the largest insurance company in Europe with a turnover of 12,8 billion euro and 5,3 million people insured in the Netherlands.