The TOPFIT Event

The TOPFIT Event: Working together

On June 21, 2022, TOPFIT (TechMed) organizes the first edition of The TOPFIT Event, in De Gasfabriek in Deventer. We are going to work on our common goal: to ensure that residents of the east of the Netherlands stay fit and healthy for longer. We get to know each other better, delve into the various TOPFIT programs and explore opportunities to respond to subsidy options. We brainstorm about concrete initiatives and look at how we can make the results of projects available to the Eastern Netherlands. We do this through a varied programme with interactive workshops, opportunities to network and a sporty surprise.

Where & When
  • Date: Juni 21, 2022
  • Tijd: 12.00 (inc. lunch) - 16.45 (informal drinks until 17.30)
  • Language: Dutch
  • Format: Live event (no digital livestream)
  • Location: BIC De Gasfabriek, Zutphenseweg 6b, Deventer

The programme



12.00 - 13.00

Lunch & informal welcome

13.00 - 13.45

Welcome & Opening
Hanneke Bodewes - Programme manager TOPFIT

TOPFIT, our challenge!
Prof.dr. Wim van Harten - Chairman of the Board TOPFIT

The oldest healthy region in the Netherlands: Vitaal Vechtdal
Paul Habets, general practitioner, founder and chairman of the board Vitaal Vechtdal

14.00 - 14.50

Parallel program: Deepening the challenge that TOPFIT faces
Choose 1 of 5 workshops:
> Involving Citizens - Citizen Science
> Early diagnosis and prediction for improving lifestyle
> Connected Care
> Talent development
> Earning models for prevention (prevention paradox)

15.00 - 15.30

Sporty break
Merel Hendriks, lifestyle coach Deventer Sportbedrijf

15.30 - 16.15

Parallel programme: Deepening the challenge TOPFIT faces and how are we going to achieve this?
Choose 1 of 5 workshops:
> Metabolic disorders
> Movement disorders
> Stress and Mental Health
> Prevention as a starting point; subsidy options and coalition formation around prevention
> EU strategy on prevention

16.15 - 16.45

Plenary wrap-up & discussion with:
Anka Mulder (Saxion), Wim van Harten (Rijnstate), Paul Habets (Vitaal Vechtdal), Alexander Schippers (sectormanager Health, OostNL), Pim Assendelft RUMC

16.45 - 17.30

Informal discussions & drinks


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To participate in this symposium you need to register yourself. You can do this via this link. Although this is a free event, please note that registration for this event is not obligation-free. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know by sending an email to


This event is organized by TOPFIT. TOPFIT is a strategic open innovation consortium of health care providers, citizen initiatives, health insurers, companies and knowledge institutions (one of which is UT/TechMed)  More information about the project can be found here.