International Conference for Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing


Special Prof. Petrie Roodbol – The maturation of the Dutch Nurse Practitioners

Sunday 26 August 2018 – 13.00 – 15.30 hours – Willem Burger Zaal

The way nurse practitioners are implemented is remarkable. It was a more or less individual initiative with support of the government but without the professional nursing organization. It appeared to be a success story, although with hindrances. Now the demand for care is changing. People lives longer, is ageing and may suffer on chronic disorders. The political and social debate invariably presents ageing as a problem with major implications for the affordability of healthcare. “Ageing means diseases and diseases need to be treated by a doctor.” But is that the right paradigm? The elderly needs help to stay independently, to stimulate their wellness .This may negatively be influenced by diseases but also by the iatrogenic effects of treatments. Our vision on chronically ill, young and old l is out dated as well. The term stigmatizes the group unnecessarily like they are less valuable.

That’s why Advanced Practice Nurses with their broad scope in cure and care are challenged to play an important role in the new Dutch healthcare. There is a need for a paradigm shift to a bio psychosocial model with shared decision making and taken into the account of the wishes of the patients, personal and environmental factors.

To accomplish this, it is important to have a clear unambiguously vision al a professional group of your scope and standards. Meet each other in networks for discussion to profile the role of the nurse practitioners strongly in our society.

The workshops/network meetings are thoughtfully facilitated by V&VN VS, the Dutch association for Nurse Practitioners and will cover the following themes:
– Elderly care (Nursing home and Geriatrics)
– Primary healthcare
– Mental healthcare
– Pediatric care
– Oncology

Professor Petrie F. Roodbol is passionate for nursing care in all their aspects with a working career of almost 45 years. She is a Professor of Nursing Science at the University Medical Centre and at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. . She is one of the founding mothers of the Nurse Practitioners in the Netherlands. Petrie is one the past chair of the APN network of the International Council of Nursing.

Special Joost Degenaar – The role of nurse practitioners in a new healthy ageing approach

Monday 27 August 2018 – 11.30 – 12.30 hours – Jurriaanse Zaal

Demographic Change and Health is an important theme all over the world. It is one of the grand societal challenges of the European Union: we have an fast ageing population, people live longer but with more chronic diseases, and the cost of health and social care increase. Solutions are to be found in prevention, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Active and healthy ageing gives a fruitful approach to solve the challenges of demographic change and health. In the (northern) Netherlands, Healthy Ageing not mainly about older people with diseases: we have a life cycle approach, from growing up healthy to growing old. The focus is on functioning and health and participation. We use a new definition of health as the ability to adapt and selfmanage in the face of social, physical and emotional challenges.
Nurse Practitioners play an important role in this approach.

Healthy Ageing is a strategic theme of Hanze University of Applied Sciences and Healthy Ageing is firmly established in education, in practice-oriented research and many projects in public private partnerships. Questions and challenges from the professional practice are starting point for innovation, that’s why we mostly work in interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing is a public private partnership, we collaborate with more than 150 partner organizations in about 20 innovation labs. Nursing research and education is an important part of our activities.

The roles of Nurse Practitioners in this Healthy Ageing approach:
– Strengthen selfmanagement and resilience of patients
– Contribute to prevention and health literacy of citizens
– Focus on functioning and the ability to adapt and selfmanage
– Use interdisciplinary and innovative methods in health improvement like the application of health technology.

Joost Degenaar, programme director Healthy Ageing of Hanze University and of the Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing.

Special Mark Venekamp – True leadership, be a leader

Tuesday 28 August 2018 – 11.30 – 12.30 hours – Jurriaanse Zaal

Mark Venekamp will take you to a next level of (euro) leadership which always start with yourself. Our world needs movement starters more then ever. Nurse practitioners could be the ones to lead this movement, make it /healthcare more compassionate and even joyful again, while feeling safe at work and stay fulfilled. Purposeful leadership, empower yourself and make your mark to the world.
He will show you mind power and easy to use elements that will help you being a true leader.

Mark is an experienced senior executive with more than 20 years of (international) experience at tactical, strategic, operational as well as at transformation and crisis management level. As a leader, he has a track record in building and creating commercial growth, cultural change and creating operational excellence or customer intimacy within small, medium and large profit and non-profit organizations and healthcare.

Mark is a visionary leader and trainer with a ‘hands-on’ approach. He is a decisive and ‘culture conscious’ human executive and an excellent leader, communicator and team player. He thinks ‘out of the box’ and is creative, adaptive and persevering.
Since he began his career, he has worked with Purposeful leadership and BRAIN leadership as well as organizational and change processes in combination with group dynamics, individual coaching and effective learning processes. It is his passion to challenge and release the hidden talents and potential within organizations, teams and individuals, so that the results in all areas will continue to improve. Works from top management to deep within the organization at operational level.

Energetic integrator with clear and direct presentation with focus on the interaction between environment, organization and individual.


Special Shawna Butler – EntrepreNURSE. Innovating better health, experience, and outcomes globally

Tuesday 28 August 2018 – 16.00 – 17.00 hours – Van Beuningen Zaal

Ranked as the most trusted profession around the world, nurses, at nearly 20 million strong, represent the largest segment of healthcare workers. Shockingly, they are significantly under-represented in boardrooms, product design & innovation initiatives despite being the end user of nearly every healthcare tool. With societal shifts, technological advancements, and the migration towards outcome driven and value-for-patient based care the education, practice, and influence of the nurse is poised to rapidly accelerate.

The EntrepreNURSE workshop is an interactive discussion about nurses combining clinical skills, emerging and converging technologies with nurses’ practical insights to better serve people, communities, clinical team members, and industry.

Trend spotter. Quantum collaborator. Discovery Engine. EntrepreNURSE.
As the EntrepreNURSE-in-Residence at REshape Innovation Center at Radboud University Medical Center and part of the Exponential Medicine team at Singularity University, Shawna brings the clinical, practical, and human sensibilities of a nurse to work with early-stage ventures, large-scale enterprises, and emerging and converging technologies. She listens, learns, finds, and activates the mavericks and projects with a serious chance of delivering better health outcomes and making society stronger.
At Exponential Medicine, the focus is on the opportunities presented by robotics, AI, VR, machine learning, supercomputing, genetic sequencing, blockchain, 3D printing, drones, crowd + cloud solutions, and other technology advances; convene the community experimenting with them; and accelerate the distribution of adoption and impact.
Projects Shawna has shaped and launched include the EntrepreNURSE-in-Residence role in the Netherlands, an enterprise-wide digital radiology solution, an international emergency medicine training rotation between a US medical school and a New Zealand hospital system, and the Cancer XPRIZE focused on early detection.
She serves as an advisor to a variety of local, national, and global initiatives including Food+City, End Well, Dutch Health Innovation School, SXSW Accelerator, MassChallenge Texas, Impact Pediatric Health, Nursing Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, and Austin Chamber Music Center.
Her clinical nursing experience includes emergency, cardiac, critical care, international medical flight transport, and workplace wellness.
Her talent is scanning the horizon for game-changing patterns and identifying + connecting the thought leaders provoking them. Shawna brings sharp wit, common sense, and deep caring to projects worth doing and ideas worth spreading.

Special Erik-Jan Vlieger – The knowledge explosion: delegation and personalised medicine are here to stay

Wednesday 29 August 2018 – 09.30 – 10.30 hours – Willem Burger Zaal

The amount of new medical knowledge is overwhelming. In 2016, every 23 seconds a new medical article appeared. In 2026, we can expect a new publication every 14 second, even without the new possibilities offered by big data.
This has huge implications. One of the biggest is that medical doctors will have to start delegating much and much more work and intelligence to other medical personnel such as advanced nurses and nurse practitioners.
The other big implication is personalised medicine. We tend to act as if personalised medicine is a promise of the future, however, most of the relevant data is here already. We seem unable to apply all of this rich knowledge. This has to do with MD’s still relying on the brain as knowledge carrier, which is utterly unsuitable to effectively carry out personalised medicine. Smart, intelligent algorithmic protocols will fill the gap – and again allowing for advanced nurses and nurse practitioners to play a much bigger role.

Erik-Jan Vlieger (Amsterdam, 1971) is a physician and entrepreneur. He graduated as a physicist and as a medical doctor and has PhD in radiology. After that he went to work at Plexus (2004) as an advisor in healthcare. As managing partner he transferred Plexus to KPMG (2011), where he led the healthcare practice.
From 2014, Erik-Jan is an entrepreneur in healthcare in his own company Alii – with which he tries to reduce the gap between science and clinical practice. He has written down his ideas in the (Dutch) book “Het nieuwe brein van de dokter”.