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Farewell symposium prof. dr. J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen

Dear colleagues, 

On the occasion of the farewell of professor dr Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS) organises a symposium on Friday 27 January 2023 from 14.30 to 16:30 at the Waaier 2 of the University of Twente.

The Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing Research has invited 4 guests and 5 international partners to present and discuss cross disciplinary perspectives on digital healthcare: The Future of Connected Health

Programme Symposium Future of Connected Health 14.30 – 16.30: 

Opening words by Prof dr Tanya BondaroukDean of BMS


  • Dr Saskia KeldersFaculty BMS. Engagement as a multidisciplinary concept for digital health interventions
  • Dr Thomas van RompayFaculty BMS. Reality+: Augmented Nature and the Connected Self
  • Prof dr ir Ruud VerdaasdonkFaculty TNW. Implementation of Medical Technology, crossing the valley of failure
  • Prof dr Alexander Friedrich, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Executive Officer, University Hospital of Münster, Germany. Cross border Healthcare Innovations

International Partners short video message

  • Prof dr David Mohr, Northwestern University Chicago, USA
  • Prof dr Catherine Burns, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Dr Shirly Fenton, National Institutes for Health Informatics (NIHI), Waterloo Med Tech
  • Prof dr Harri Oinas Kukkonen, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Prof dr Terje Solvoll, University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway

Closing Words by Prof dr Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Crossing borders/ Over Grenzen.

Location and information

The symposium will be held in the Waaier 2, Hallenweg 25 (entrance Carré building), 7522 NH Enschede. For directions and parking advice, please see Contact & route | Route & campus map | Home (EN) (utwente.nl)

For any questions about the event please contact Daniëlle Boelen or Talitha Ruarus at pgt@utwente.nl 

We hope to see you all on 27th of January 2023!