13 February 2020

The annual Health Valley event will take place on 10, 11 and 12 March. For three days, professionals from healthcare, health innovation, business, education and science will come together to share their knowledge and experiences about the healthcare of the future.

During the event, colleagues from the Radboudumc will also give lectures and be present with innovations that we are working on within the Radboudumc and that we love to share with other scientists and the business community. Curious about the full programme? Take a look at the details of the three days online.

Do you want to go to Health Valley?
For all Radboudumc employees the organization of Health Valley has made a discount code available. The code entitles you to a 50 percent discount on all 3 types of tickets, 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets. The tickets are registered by name and are therefore not transferable to other persons. 

Interested in visiting Health Valley 2020? Then sign up via intranet (Z-number login needed). 


More information

Radboudumc during Health Valley Program

10 March 13.30 – 18.00 Regional Tour: Experience the Future of Health
The three-day event starts with a tour of the region, where visitors can visit a location of their choice. On 10 March, during this Regional tour, visitors can choose to visit our Radboudumc, where they will be guided through innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence, see the possibilities of 3D technology and have a look in the patient room of the future.

11 March 10.00-11.30 Medical Imaging (Jeroen van der Laak)
What is today’s status of Digital Pathology, Radiology? How are computers, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning helping present-day doctors in their decision making process? Visit today’s session and find out. There will be an on stage Q&A session after their presentations.

11 March 10.00-11.30 Healthy Brain (Lucy Overbeek, Arthur Willemsen)
This year the healthy brain session will focus on the science done in the region and the potential value it offers for other scientists or companies. The Healthy Brain study aims to unravel the mechanism in which the brain works and how it affects our daily lives. In order to do so, a thousand people in their thirties will be screened which will generate large amounts of knowledge and data. 

11 March 11.45-12.30 uur Hand hygiene, how technology can help behavior (Martijn Kriens, Heiman Wertheim and Seth Freedman) 
In this session it’s all about hand hygiene in hospitals and how this can be improved by intelligent observation systems. Hand hygiene represents the most important way for hospitals to prevent hospital acquired infections. While a lot of attention is given to hand hygiene, compliance to the current protocols is often not as much as we would like. We are all human and when in a hurry people sometimes forget to wash their hands between patients. All hospitals in the Netherlands perform regular visual observations of staff to check progress in this area. These visual observations are costly, especially in times when nurses are scarce, and do not present a comprehensive view of compliance. Further, observations do not present as an effective tool to manage compliance in an effort to reduce hospital infections. In this session we will dive into the current situation around hand hygiene and the association between hand hygiene and hospital infections, what strategies are being implemented to improve the current situation and what role technology can play in this.

11 March: Round table discussion, lead by Alain van Gool
Three funder of innovation around the table, an insurance provider, a national funder ZonMW and the pharmaceutical industry. Each will bring a scientist who will pitch their innovation. Together the following questions will be answered: How do we select an innovation and how do we make sure innovation will be implemented? 

12 March 14.25-15.05 uur Designing for well-being: Innovation in and around the patient room
In this session the Radboudumc takes visitors into the application and integration of the latest technology in the patient room. Merlijn Smits (Radboudumc) is an industrial designer and technology philosopher and focuses in her story on 'designing for well-being'. She discusses what technology can do with the individual human being: "From personalized medicine to personalized technology".

Harry van Goor (Surgeon, project leader R4heal and Continuous Monitoring, Radboudumc) elaborates on the necessity of integrating technologies in the "Smart Patient Room; it only works if it is integrated". 

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