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Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Together for more healthy years


6 November 2018

(detailed version of the programme here)

When What Where
09:00 Coffee/tea Plaza at Duisenberg Building
09:30 Welcome by Aletta's Scientific Director Jochen Mierau Duisenberg (5412) 0020: Blauwe zaal
09:45 Keynote speaker: Scott Burris
The New Public Health Law:
a transdisciplinary approach
Duisenberg (5412) 0020: Blauwe zaal
10:30 Coffee Break Plaza at Duisenberg Building
10:45 Seminar: Health Inequalities and Law or
Workshop: Life Course Perspectives in Public Health Research (UWV)
Seminar: Duisenberg (5412) 0031
Workshop: Duisenberg (5412) 0025
11:45 Lunch
Pitches and matchmaking round table discussions
Plaza at Duisenberg Building
13:00 Anne Peetoom presents the outcome of the morning workshop Duisenberg building 5412.0020: Blauwe zaal
13:15 Keynote speaker: Ute Bültmann
Work in Life: work and health from a life course perspective
Duisenberg (5412) 0020: Blauwe zaal
14:00 Coffee Break Plaza at Duisenberg Building
14:15 Seminar: Life Course Perspectives in Public Health Research or
Workshop: Health Inequality (Menzis)
Seminar: Duisenberg (5412) 0031
Workshop: Duisenberg (5412) 0025
15:15 Anne Peetoom presents the outcome of the afternoon workshop Bar at Duisenberg Building
15:30 Introduction to matchmaking/networking by Jochen Mierau Bar at Duisenberg Building
15:35 Networking with drinks Bar at Duisenberg Building


In the workshops, representatives from Menzis and UWV will discuss a real-life policy issue with us.

Menzis' pitch is about the personal health check, a validated instrument which allows people to check their health and gain advice on how to improve it. However, despite the fact that everything is in place to have many people do the check, and healthcare providers support this instrument, it is difficult to reach the target group.

UWV's pitch is about WIA incapacity benefits, for which people who suffer from a long-term disease (whose basic sickness benefit has stopped) can apply. Often, these people experience problems for which physicians cannot find a physical cause. The solution then may lie in behavioural support, but people are hesitant to engage in this. UWV would like to brainstorm about this with participants from different perspectives.

Two researchers will pitch their point of view about the presented issue from their field of expertise, after which participants will work on a proposal for a solution in multidisciplinary groups.


During the seminars, you will hear three talks relating to the main topics, given by researchers of different disciplines. These seminars are chaired by the Aletta theme/method coordinators and will be followed by a short discussion.

Matchmaking lunch

Five informal discussion tables will be introduced during lunch time. Each table will be focused on a specific topic. These tables are meant to facilite the networking proces and to match researchers/professionals with same interests.

Last modified:06 January 2021 12.00 p.m.