4 March 2020 – The Hague

LUMC and TNO will organize the Third Annual Conference ‘Lifestyle as Medicine’
Person empowered lifestyle medicine on 4th of March 2020,
at COMM, Zeestraat 82, Den Haag

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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.

Interested? Registration is already open

4th of March, 3rd Lifestyle4Health Conference at COMM

The 3rd Conference

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

Best regards,
Pepijn van Empelen (TNO), Jessica Kiefte (LUMC), Niels Chavannes (LUMC), Frieda van der Jagt (Diabetes Fonds), Hanneke Molema en Marjan van Erk (Lifestyle4Health program office)

Draft program

9.00 – 9.30

Registration and coffee

9.30 – 9.35

Welcome and opening of the day

9.35 – 12.30


Prof. Semiha Denktas (Erasmus)
Dr. Annemien Haveman-Nes (WUR) – Slimmer
Hanna Regeer (LUMC) – National Diabetes Challenge

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Blok 2 – MY DATA

Prof Gerjan Navis (UMCG)
Prof Mike Trenell (Newcastle, ChangingHealth)
Robbert van Bokhoven (Pharos)

15.00 – 15.30


15.30 – 17.00


Dennis Mook (LUMC)
Anne-Margreeth Krijger (GC Stevenshof)
Prof. Liesbeth van Rossum (ErasmusMC)
Orly Ben-Yaakov (Segal lab, Weizmann Institute Israel)

17.00 – 18.00

Closure and drinks