• Start date:
  • 4 March 2020
  • Duration:
  • 1 day
  • Intended Audience:
  • General practitioner, Paramedic/ Medical assistant, Medical specialist, Social Physician


  • ABAN:
  • 6

Based on the vast belief that our present healthcare system is systematically underutilizing lifestyle based treatment for specific chronic diseases, TNO and the LUMC, together with many partners, have started the Netherlands Innovation Center for Lifestyle Medicine (Lifestyle4Health). Lifestyle4Health wants to drive a system change towards the application of lifestyle medicine as part of standard treatment of noncommunicable diseases. The mission of Lifestyle4Health is to apply lifestyle medicine to massively decrease the burden of common chronic conditions, like Type 2 Diabetes, Pulmonary and Cardiovascular diseases.

After successful 1st and 2nd annual conferences on lifestyle medicine focused on disease remission, this 3rd conference takes an empowerment approach to lifestyle support. This implies that all contributions demonstrate a person-centered, collaborative approach to lifestyle medicine, that helps people with a chronic disease to determine and develop their capacity to be responsible for their own life and health. An excellent line-up of (inter)national invited faculty will showcase innovative viewpoints, approaches and call to action for Person empowered lifestyle medicine, in which each patient feels enabled and adequately supported to take the lead in his/her own health. Speakers will be (former)patients and their spouses, health professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs.
Accreditation will be applied for at: ABAN

Target groups Medical professionals (Internists, Cardiologists, General Practitioners, specialists in geriatric medicine, social therapists, dieticians, physiotherapists and people who are in training for these professions); representatives of healthcare insurance companies; system biologists, health and behaviour scientists; healthcare innovators; healthcare and lifestyle related businesses, municipalities and national authorities.

More information

Please find more information on the website of Lifestyle 4 Health.

To register please follow this link.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to conference@lifestyle4health.nl or call us at (+31)06-29628202



09:00 Registration and coffee
09:30 Welcome and opening
Piet-Hein Peeters (chairman)
  Part 1: My context
  Humans, behaviour and health in a changing environment
Prof. dr. Semiha Denktaş, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  Reversing diabetes in shift work 
Hinke Anja Werkman, Zorg van Zaak 
10:30 Break
11:00 4 short presentations of experience from societal implementation
  • The National Diabetes Challenge: how does it anticipate on common barriers to physical activity behavior among people with type 2 diabetes?
    Hanna Regeer, LUMC
  • SLIMMER: a smart and effective way to prevent diabetes 
    Dr. Annemien Haveman-Nies, Wageningen University & Research
  • Herstelcirkel in de wijk
    Henk Schers MD PhD, Stichting Herstelcirkel in de Wijk
  • Reverse Diabetes2 Now
    Martijn van Beek, Voeding Leeft
12:00 Panel Discussion
12:30 Lunch & information plaza
13:30 Part 2: My data
  How to include lifestyle in treatment of patients with kidney disease 
Prof. Gerjan Navis, UMCG
  Changing Health - delivering digital weight management and type 2 diabetes services at scale
rof. Mike Trennel, Changing Health ltd.
  eHealth4All, unlocking the eHealth potential for people with poor health literacy
Robbert F.M. van Bokhoven MA, Pharos
  Precision medicine in primary care: How close are we?
Dr. Dennis Mook, LUMC
15:00 Break
15:30 Part 3: Biology
  Personalized Nutrition for Prediabetes by Prediction of Glycemic Responses
Orly Ben-Yacov RD, Weizmann institute (Israel)
  Smart Fat: the surprising science behind the body’s most misunderstood organ
Prof. Dr. Liesbeth van Rossum, Erasmus UMC
  Diabetes-2-subtyping: a useful tool in personalizing diabetes treatment? 
Anne-margreeth Krijger-Dijkema, Academic Pharmacy Stevenshof and SIR institute for Pharmacy Practice and Policy Leiden
  Obesity and metabolic syndrome, the 21st Century disease. The imperfection of the Surgical fix and healthcare redesign
Kees van Laarhoven RadboudUMC
16:50 Discussion and closure 
Rens Vandeberg Diabetes Fonds
17:15 Drinks

Beeld en Geluid
Zeestraat 82, 2518 AD Den Haag

Pricing (including catering) (excl. 21% VAT).
Participation: € 299,-
Doctors in training: € 249,-
Dieticians and lifestyle coaches: € 249,-
Students: € 99,- (limited seats available and only for full-time students)