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International Summit on integrated care

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) is co-host of the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC) in Utrecht, 23-25th May 2018. Our aim is to promote quality and innovation of health research in order to make health care better and to keep it affordable. Therefor we invest in integrated care.

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Quality of life

People are living longer, certainly, but more and more people are also developing a chronic illness at some point in their lives. This affects their quality of life, but also their participation in society, their relationship with the world of work, and their care costs. Socio-economic health disparities are already serious, and may get worse. It is therefore vital that health professionals devote more attention to prevention: to the promotion and protection of health and to the prevention of disease.

Policy, practice, research, education and training will all play a part. With regard to prevention, professionals in public health work alongside local authorities, health insurers and other social health care organisations, in schools, in district centres and in the workplace – by, for instance, exerting an influence on environment and behaviour, advising on sport, screening for and tackling infectious disease, and promoting participation in school and work and activities in neighborhoods.

Increase in excise taxes on alcohol can yield 14 to 20 billion euros in societal benefits

Alcohol

An increase in excise taxes of 50 per cent over a period of fifty years will result in societal benefits of 14 to 20 billion euro in the Netherlands. Improvement of work productivity, prevention of premature deaths, fewer traffic accidents, less police and justice costs and less school drop-outs are examples of the positive effects if alcohol consumption would be reduced. These are the findings of research conducted by RIVM.

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32 scientists to receive NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros

32 leading scientists will each receive 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This Vici grant will enable them to develop an innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years. Vici is one of the largest scientific grants for individuals in the Netherlands and targets advanced researchers.

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Computer model helps predict rejection of donor kidneys

Sometimes a donor kidney is rejected years after it is transplanted. Researchers at Radboudumc teaching hospital in Nijmegen are developing a computer model that can predict this process, so that those cases can be treated properly. They are working closely with a number of partners in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Calls

Novel imaging and brain stimulation methods and technologies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases

Topics

  • Transnational research.
  • Focus on neurodegenerative diseases (one or several of following; SCA, SMA, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Prion, Motor neuron or Huntington disease)  
  • Imaging technologies, such as MRI, PET or super-resolution microscopy and molecular imaging techniques.
  • Brain stimulation techniques, such as DBS, TMS or tDCS.

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EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Published on

7 January 2020

Deadline

3 March 2020,
15.00

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Prevention of unhealthy weight gain and obesity during crucial phases throughout the lifespan (PREPHOBES)

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This joint transnational call intends to fund dedicated, top-class transnational research consortia to provide insights in innovative strategies to prevent or reduce overweight and obesity in defined target populations based on certain life stages.

The research to be funded within this call should have a holistic, multi-disciplinary and solution orientated approach and will focus on one or more crucial phase(s) throughout the lifespan such as transition periods (for example from prenatal to postnatal phase/infancy, pre-school to school age, adolescence to early adulthood) or critical life events (for example moving, marriage, period in between pregnancies, diagnosis of a chronic disease, recovering from disease, retirement, migration). To increase the impact of the research and facilitate its later use in future policies on lifestyle interventions and public health, this call strongly encourages the active integration of stakeholders (e.g. patient and/or consumer organisations) or citizen science approaches. These partners should be engaged in the research process from conception of the study to dissemination and implementation.

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Joint Programming Initiative, Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)

Published on

28 January 2020

Deadline

3 April 2020,
14.00

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JPIAMR Network Plus 2020

Topics

  • Connect AMR researchers bridging geographic and research fields
  • Facilitate access to scientific information and infrastructures
  • Provide avenues for sharing of AMR knowledge, data, infrastructures and facilities and perform meta-studies
  • Build capacity around AMR Research
  • Increase awareness and visibility of the issue of AMR
  • Use scientific evidence and increase scientific excellence in innovation to inform policy and guideline makers
  • Develop social and economic approaches for the study of interventions, transmission, environment and translation to the market
  • Improve optimal health economic models related to AMR challenge

Part of programme

JPIAMR – Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

Published on

10 February 2020

Deadline

6 April 2020,
17.00

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Events

KNAW-symposium Digitale samenleving

Hoe beïnvloedt digitalisering de maatschappij? Twee jaar na het verschijnen van de onderzoeksagenda "Digitale samenleving" van de Vereniging van Universiteiten (VSNU) blikken vier betrokken onderzoekers terug op de afgelopen periode. Wat kunnen zij nu zeggen over de manier waarop digitalisering alle aspecten van het dagelijks leven bereikt en verandert? De sprekers gaan ook in op de rol van de wetenschap in het beantwoorden van die vragen.

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European Implementation Event 2020

The European Implementation Event 2020 (#EIE2020) will take place on October 1st and 2nd 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Pre-conference activities will occur on September 30, 2020.

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Contact

Karin van Gorp

Karin van Gorp

Programme Manager

+31 70 349 53 17
gorp@zonmw.nl
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