24 - 27 SEPTEMBER
Three tracks! During the Health~Holland Visitors Programme special attention will be given to 3 tracks in which the Netherlands plays a pivotal role internationally.
The world is facing a situation without precedent: soon we will have more older people than children, and more people at extreme old age than ever before. How will aging affect health care and social costs? Are these futures inevitable, or can we act to establish a physical and social infrastructure that might foster better health and wellbeing in older age? The Dutch have a strong experience in and focus on research and innovation towards prevention as well as optimisation of care for older patients.
There is great pressure on people and budget, while the demand for care continues to
increase. However, scarcity does not have to mean the end. Opportunities can also be created through more patient-centric and productive healthcare with flexibility, creativity and problem
solving ability. How do the Dutch implement new solutions through f.i. network care, technology, and data sharing?
Epidemics of infectious diseases are occurring more often, and spreading faster and further than ever, in many different regions of the world. At the same time, an epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cerebrovascular diseases are a major cause of death not only in higher but also in middle- and lower income countries. In order to mitigate the impact of epidemics, stronger health systems, new technology as well as a shift of focus towards prevention are needed. How does the Netherlands aims to find, stop and prevent health threats before they get out of control?