Netherlands: Welfare and technology

Programme 19.-21.4.2017

Wednesday 19th April

18.00-21.00 Welcome get-together at Centrum voor Verzorgd Wonen Ter Reede, Vredehoflaan 370, Vlissingen. Welcoming speech by Mr. Jan de Graaf, CEO WVO Zorg. Dinner-buffet. During the dinner there will be an interactive lecture on the the theme of happiness by Mr. Ab Dijksterhuis, professor and head of the department of social psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Together with WVO Zorg he is doing research on interventions, that our employees can use to improve the happiness of our clients in a way that it lowers the care burden.

Thursday 20th April

08.15-09.15 ”Innovation Breakfast” by Mr. Arend Roos at Centrum voor Verzorgd Wonen Ter Reede, Vredehoflaan 370, Vlissingen. During the breakfast there will be some pitches on recent innovations.

09.15-09.30…….Check in.

09.30-09.45…… Welcoming speech by Mr. Jan de Graaf, CEO WVO Zorg and programme presentation of the seminar by moderator Mr. Robbert Huijsman.

09.45-12.00…….”The exponential grow of technology in (home) care” by Mr. Lucien Engelen, director of the Radboud UMC Reshape Center. After his lecture there will by a design workshop (in mixed groups) on the theme.

12.00-12.15…….Summary of the outcomes of the design workshops by moderator Mr. Robbert Huijsman.

12.15-13.30…….Lunch at the Atrium of Ter Reede.

13.30-14.15…….Presentation of two best practises:

  • “Using robots in care, a presentation of the Accra Project” by Mrs. Isabelle Fabricotti, associate professor at the Institute for Health Care Policy and Management EUR.
  • “The use of E-health and M-health in home care”. Speaker not known at the moment.

14.15-16.45……. “Participation and volunteering” by Mr. Lucas Meijs, professor of “Strategic Philanthropy and volunteering” at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Netherlands are dismantling the classical welfare state, a system that they can no longer sustain.  The welfare state is slowly but surely evolving into a ‘participation society’ – asking people to do more to help each other before turning to the government for aid. The public systems should start encouraging self-reliance over government dependency.

After his lecture there will be in mixed groups interactive discussions and assignments of the topics.

16.45-17.00…….Summary of the group discussions by moderator Mr. Robbert Huijsman.

17.00-17.15…….Summary of the first day of the seminar and a foreword on day two by moderator Mr. Robbert Huijsman.

19.00-21.30…….Dinner at Centrum voor Verzorgd Wonen Ter Reede, Vredehoflaan 370, Vlissingen.

Friday 21th April

08.30-09.00…….Check in at the Old City Hall Middelburg.

09.00-09.15……. Summary of the first day of the seminar and the programme of day two by moderator Mr. Robbert Huijsman.

09.15-10.00…….Presentation of two best practises:

  • “Day light simulation in the nursing home (dementia)” by Gerda Andringa, assistant professor in Cognitive Science at the University College Roosevelt.
  • “A project on coordination between education and practice” by Nathalie van de Zande, researcher at the University College Roosevelt. In thus project university students are linked to people with dementia living at home.

10.00-12.30…….”The future employee” by Henk Rosendal, professor Neighbourhood Care at Health Innovation Research Centre of Rotterdam University.

After his lecture we will work in mixed groups on a business case on the theme.

12.30-13.00…….Summary of the business cases by moderator Robbert Huijsman.

13.00-13.15…….Summary of the seminar and Safe Age conferences by moderator Robbert Huijsman.

13.15-14.15…….Lunch at the Willibrord Nursing Home in Middelburg.

More information: Fer de Bruin, f.debruin@wvozorg.nl, tel. +31619051456