Technology can play a major role as a tool for an inclusive society, and contribute to the sustainability of health and social care. During the symposium ‘Technology as a tool for an inclusive society and sustainable care’ the possible role of technology will be discussed from different perspectives.

Program & registration

The full program for the symposium is available and visible further on this page. We look forward to seeing you on October 6! Please confirm your presence by registering here.

1 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.  Walk-in

1.30 p.m. – 1.35 p.m.  Opening symposium by Dr. Sanne de Vries, Director Centre of Expertise Health Innovation (Dutch)

1.35 p.m. – 1.45 p.m.  Dr. Elisabeth Minneman, Chair of the Executive Board, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS): The role of THUAS in regional, national and international knowledge infrastructure. (Dutch)

1.45 p.m. – 2.10 p.m.  Dr. Wei Zhang, World Health Organisation: Assistive Technology; a global challenge

2.10 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.  Musical interlude (Solomon)

2.15 p.m. – 2.40 p.m.  Dr. Irene Kitsara, European Standardization Initiative Director Global Business Development, IEEE Vienna: Emerging Technologies and their potential for the field of Assistive Technology

2.40 p.m. – 2.50 p.m.  Questions from the audience

2.50 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Musical interlude (Solomon)

3 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.  Damiët Groen, Program Manager Health & Tech Innovation, Municipality of The Hague: The importance of home technology and the challenges for a municipality (Dutch)

3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  Dr. Hemanth Ramanna, cardiologist HagaZiekenhuis: The importance of home technology for excellent medical care (Dutch)

3.30 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.  Break with knowledge fair

4.15 p.m. (in aula)  Musical Intermezzo Solomon

4.20 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.  Drs. Nellie van de Griend, Faculty director TIS: Research as one of the two core focusses of a university (Dutch)

4.30 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.  Inaugural lecture Dr. Luc de Witte: Harnessing the potential of technology to support persons with disabilities and functional limitations to live their lives to the fullest

5.15 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Conclusion by Dr. Sanne de Vries

5.30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Reception