Snapshot Medical Delta Conference November 14

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

In a very special and highly appropriate manner, the board of Medical Delta presents the new mission, vision, strategy, and approach to the new Medical Delta program. This marks the kickoff of the first plenary part of the Medical Delta Conference on Tuesday, November 14, in the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam. Before that, attendees can experience health and technology research and innovations on the interactive innovation market while enjoying refreshments.

For the first time, two lecturers will be appointed as 'Medical Delta lecturers.' They will be inaugurated along with nine new Medical Delta professors during the Medical Delta Conference.

The healthcare 'wicked problem'

Staff shortages, rising healthcare costs, and a healthcare system that is struggling: the predicted 'healthcare crisis' has already been ongoing in some areas. One problem is interconnected with another, making the challenges in healthcare 'wicked problems.' Ready-made, simple solutions don't exist. Ways to jointly find solutions do exist - but this requires collaboration and the willingness to change across disciplines and silos.

Drawing from healthcare practice, Dr. Sanne de Vries (The Hague University), Dr. AnneLoes van Staa (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences), and Prof. Dr. Mattijs Numans (LUMC) outline a new approach in their contribution to the Conference.

Street knowledge is also knowledge

Shurdon Faneyte is the owner and creator of the BMX bike club in Rotterdam and the Antilles. His mission is to get Rotterdam and Antillean children and young people to be more active. He achieves this by staying close to their world. Faneyte delivers an inspiring keynote on bottom-up transformation, working directly with the target audience, and draws parallels with innovating in the health and technology domain, even though he's a bit tired of talking about innovation. His argument: you can keep innovating, but at some point, you just have to do it!

During the high tea, there is an opportunity to contribute to the new programming of Medical Delta, ample networking opportunities, and, of course, a chance to experience health and technology innovations and research from the region: operate on a 3D-printed larynx, understand the complexity of biomarkers in cancer research through serious gaming, and test your own mobility and stress level. The program concludes with the official inauguration of the new batch of Medical Delta professors and lecturers, but not before they are rigorously questioned by the researchers and healthcare professionals of the future.


Participation in the Medical Delta Conference is free. More information and the opportunity to register can be found here.

The Medical Delta Conference is made possible with the support of the Province of Zuid-Holland and the Municipality of Rotterdam.

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