Keynote Speakers


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Dr. Marius Buiting
Thursday, 8th of February | 10.00 – 10.30h.

Marius Buiting is a doctor, lawyer and an expert in health care improvement. He is a well-known keynote in the Netherlands as well as in other European countries. Besides his affiliation as director of the NTVZ, he has been a senior advisor with regard to quality of care for over 25 years, amongst others for the CBO (the Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement) and as president of the European Society for Quality in Healthcare (ESQH). Currently he is the chairman of the board of the European Health Futures Forum (EHFF). Read more

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Thursday, 8th of February | 10.30 – 11.00h
 
Professor Erla Svavarsdottir is a professor at the University of Iceland Faculty of Nursing. 
The research program of Prof Svavarsdottir focuses on developing and testing family nursing interventions for families who are dealing with chronic and acute illnesses or health disorders. For example, she and her research team developed both brief and long termed interventions for families dealing with cancer, diabetes, asthma, ADHD, anorexia and bulimia, arthritis, epilepsy and Alzheimer. In addition she has been working on long-term research projects with national and international collaborators on health promotion for school children, family violence and on the impact of intimate partner abuse on health and Quality of Life. Read more
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Inauguration: Suzanne Thoyre  
Thursday, 8th of February | 15.30 – 18.00
 
Suzanne Thoyre is a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.  She has an extensive background as a neonatal nurse and her research and continuing education activities focus on helping nurses and families partner more effectively with infants and young children as they learn how to eat. 
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Inauguration: Maria Muller-Staub 
Thursday, 8th of February | 15.30 – 18.00
 
Maria Müller-Staub is former Professor at ZHAW University, Winterthur and Head of Nursing Development and Research at the Cityhospital Waid in Zürich, Switzerland. She worked on over 40 research projects as principal investigator and is founder of Pflege PBS (Nurse Consulting, Teaching, & Research), Wil. Prof. Müller-Staub’s main focus is on nursing diagnostics, clinical decision-making and critical thinking, e-Health, nursing documentation, nursing care quality and Clinical Information Systems. She consults healthcare institutions and nursing education program developers for implementing nursing language related to the classifications of nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes (NANDA-I, NIC & NOC). Read more

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Friday, 9th of  February | 10.00 – 10.30h.

Rajiv Mehta leads Atlas of Caregiving, a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to studying in fine detail the hidden activities of family caregivers, to discover ways to help them do their work more easily, and get more assistance and support. He is also on the board of the Family Caregiver Alliance, and co-organizer of Quantified Self. For the past decade, Rajiv has led research on family caregiving and consumer health, advised healthcare organizations and technology companies, and developed consumer health products. Prior to his focus on health, Rajiv led innovation efforts at Apple, Adobe, Motorola, and other technology companies, and research at NASA. He holds a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford, and an MBA from Columbia.

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Friday, 9th of  February | 10.30 – 11.00h.

Dr. Eric Blaauw is professor of Addiction Sciences at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. In the past years he has worked as a senior researcher and as a forensic psychologist. Dr. Blaauw has published over 100 scientific articles, chapters and books on stalking, psychopathy, psychopathology and suicides in prisons, forensic addiction health care and addiction. His work focuses on possibilities to provide support to people with substance use disorders from their (formal and informal) social environment. 
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Dr. Martijn Hogerbrugge
Friday, 9th of  February | 11.30 – 12.00h.
 
After finishing his Master in Sociology and Social Research (SaSR) at Utrecht University, Martijn (Almere, 1984) conducted his doctoral research on the bi-directional influence of family relations and negative life events at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in the Netherlands. Using data from the Netherlands’ Kinship Panel Study (NKPS) and the U.S.-based Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG) he showed how relationships with extended family and the structure of the family network influence the occurrence of negative events such as relationship dissolution, psychological problems, financial difficulties, or addiction, and how such events affect family relationships in return.

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Friday, 9th of  February | 12.00 – 12.30h.
 
Dr. Marie Louise Luttik is a RN and an associate professor within the Research Group Nursing Diagnostics of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen the Netherlands. She has become an experienced researcher with a focus on Family Care and Family Nursing, with 37 publications in the area of caregiving and family care, as well as an experienced trainer in Family focused knowledge and skills. Dr. Luttik is responsible for the research program Family Care and Family Nursing within the Research Group Nursing Diagnostics. Her research interest includes Family Health Care Nursing over the full lifespan ranging from the care for newborn infants to care at the end-of-life.