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LSH010 Breakfast Session


LSH010 Breakfast in the morning of World of Healthcare

Life Sciences & Health 010 teams up with Task Force Healthcare to organize a special breakfast in the morning of World of Healthcare.

Guests? 80 international healthcare delegates from all over the world combined with 80 startups / scale-ups from the Rotterdam region.

Would you like to attend this special breakfast? Let us know by sending an email!
Email: info@lifesciencesandhealth010.nl

Opening & Keynote Susanne Baars


Around the World of Health Care in one day

WoHC marks an important milestone in the (inter)national success of the Dutch Topsector Life Sciences & Health. For the fourth time, we will welcome specially invited high-level decision-makers in health from a large number of countries around the globe! This year Minister for Medical Care Bruno Bruins will kick-off our congresstival!

Keynote Speaker Susanne Baars

Susanne Baars as our keynote speaker at the World of Health Care 2019!
A woman on a mission to create Universal access to lifesaving knowledge for every human on our planet! Susanne’s future? Step into a world where people can access and connect with vital and lifesaving information. A future where we only need our smartphone to connect with lifesaving information based on our profile! That’s the future she is creating!

Want to know more about Susanne? Check out the video above!

WoHC EXPO
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Visit the WoHC Expo!
Numerous Dutch Life Sciences & Health organisation showcase their smart health solutions. These solutions improve healthcare and wellbeing internationally in a sustainable and demand-driven manner with the use of Dutch expertise.

Expo Award Ceremony & Closing Keynote Marc Koska
"Making the Point" Marc will talk how his one man's vision has saved millions of lives!

Keynote Speaker Marc Koska
Lifesaver Marc Koska OBE as our keynote speaker at the World of Health Care 2019! With his invention of the iconic K-1 syringe, Marc Koska helped to save the lives of more than 9 million lives worldwide and was awarded an OBE for his ‘Contribution to Global Healthcare’.

Follow his inspiring story of Star Syringe, the charity Safepoint Trust and the battle against ignorance and bureaucracy to create a highly successful and dynamic company saving lives by eradicating the spread of a killer virus. Want to know more about Marc? Check out the video above!

Smart Smartest Solution Award 2019

Who will win the Smartest Solution Award? One of the WoHC Expo participants will win the World of Health Care voucher to join us at one of our international trade missions!

Have you voted yet? Use the WoHC App to select your favorite smart solution!

Networking Drinks

The Ageing Society
The Ageing Society
Theme Description

The Ageing Society
The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate and in the near future, for the first time in known history, the global population of people over the age of 65 will exceed the population of children. Stakeholders in the health sector now need to envisage how an increasingly aged population will affect health care demands and social costs.
This theme aims to spark discussion and insights relating to physical and social infrastructure. How might proactive smart solutions in these areas foster better health and well-being at an older age?

Dutch Strengths: Public Health, Medical Devices, eHealth, Hospital Build, Mobility & Vitality, Product Development

Panel Discussion
Joining Forces to Promote Health as we Age


Joining Forces to Promote Health as we Age


Time: 12:00 - 12:45


Let's share our knowledge!

We may not realize this now, but population ageing is set to become one of the most consequential social alterations in the age of humankind. Improvements in the overall quality of life and medical advances have helped older people to live longer. While ageing is a worldwide issue, the process is at a more advanced stage in some countries than others.

Let’s delve deeper into these issues, join our session with Lies Dina Liastuti (Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital Jakarta), Patrick Kamphuis (Nutricia) & Poh Wah Lee (Lien Foundation) and gain insights on current developments of Ageing Societies around the globe!

Health Challenge
The Ageing Societies of Japan and Colombia


The Ageing Societies of Japan and Colombia


Time: 13:45 - 15:00


Bring your ideas and vision into the design process!

The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate and in the near future, for the first time in known history, the global population of people over the age of 65 will exceed the population of children. Stakeholders in the health sector now need to envisage how an increasingly aged population will affect health care demands and social costs.

Convene with like-minded, hear their voices, empower others, investigate and co-create solutions based on the two Health Challenges from Ryoji Noritake (Health and Global Policy Institute-HGPI) & Juan Felipe Meneses (University Hospital San Ignacio).

Gain valuable insight into all facets of your collective solution for more smart solutions in health and well-being at an older age!

Inspiration Dome
Innovative Approaches in Care for the Ageing Population: Groz Initiative & TanteLouise


Innovative Approaches in Care for the Ageing Population: Groz Initiative & TanteLouise


Time: 15:15 - 16:00


By Jan-Kees van Wijnen (TanteLouise) & Kirsten van Spronsen (Health~Holland)

Increasing Quality & Cost-Effectiveness
Increasing Quality & Cost-Effectiveness
Theme Description

Increasing Quality & Cost-Effectiveness
With increasingly ambitious goals and high expectations around health care access and quality, there is immense pressure on health systems to deliver better health care results, on a limited budget. This calls for tremendous efforts in efficiency, which triggers opportunities for change and innovation. The implementation of more patient-centred, flexible, and creative health care solutions can assist in creating more efficient health care systems.
This theme explores innovative solutions in health systems that present opportunities for efficiency gains. These include, but are not limited to, network care, medical technologies and data sharing.

Dutch Strengths: Public Health, Medical Devices, eHealth, Product Development

Health Challenge
eHealth, TeleHealth & Digitalization in the US and Colombia


eHealth, TeleHealth & Digitalization in the US and Colombia


Time: 10:45 - 12:00


Bring your ideas and vision into the design process!

With increasingly ambitious goals and high expectations around health care access and quality, there is immense pressure on health systems to deliver better health care results, on a limited budget. This calls for tremendous efficiency efforts, which triggers opportunities for change and innovation. The implementation of more patient-centred, flexible, and creative health care solutions in eHealth, Telehealth and Digitalization can assist in creating more efficient health care systems.

Convene with like-minded, hear their voices, empower others, investigate and co-create solutions based on the two Health Challenges from Oren Mechanic (Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians/BIDMC) & Teresa Tono (Organización para la Excelencia de la Salud).

Gain valuable insight into all facets of your collective solution to globally increase Quality & Cost-Effectiveness in health!

Inspiration Dome | Prof.dr.ir. Ton van der Steen
Creating Technologies for Sustainable Health


Creating Technologies for Sustainable Health


Time: 13:00 - 13:45

Get inspired by Prof.dr.ir. Ton van der Steen!
Ton has a Master’s in Applied Physics and a PhD in Medical Sciences. He devoted the last two decades to creating technologies for sustainable health. These are technologies to stimulate vitality, early detection and early treatment of disease and minimal invasive treatment.

The average life expectancy in Europe is increasing rapidly: every week we gain a weekend. But the problem is we’re sick on Sunday. As more people require care, there are fewer people who can provide it.

Join the conversation with Ton at the ‘Increasing Quality & Cost-Effectiveness’ Inspiration session, to discuss smart solutions, converging technology, data, medicine and science so we can meet our challenges.

Panel Discussion
Digital Innovation in Health


Digital Innovation in Health


Time: 15:15 - 16:00


Let's share our knowledge!

With increasingly ambitious goals and high expectations around health care access and quality, there is immense pressure on health systems to deliver better health care results, on a limited budget. This calls for tremendous efforts inefficiency, which triggers opportunities for change and innovation. The implementation of more patient-centred, flexible, and creative health care solutions can assist in creating more efficient health care systems.

Let’s delve deeper into these issues, join our session with Fabio Leite Gastal (Seguros Unimed), Michael von Wagner (University Hospital Frankfurt) & Hans Ossebaard (UMC Amsterdam) and gain insights on current developments of Quality & Cost-Effectiveness!

Preventing Epidemics
Preventing Epidemics
Theme Description


Preventing Epidemics

As the world becomes increasingly connected, epidemics of communicable disease now spread faster than ever before. Simultaneously, epidemics of noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are now the leading cause of death in most nations across the globe, including middle- and lower-income countries. In order to mitigate against the impact of epidemics of both communicable and noncommunicable disease, resilient and strong health systems need to be developed. New technologies which help shift the focus from disaster management to prevention are paramount.
This theme aims to inspire delegates to share their knowledge and experiences from different contexts, and stimulate cross-border solutions in the identification, termination and prevention of epidemic health threats.

Dutch Strengths: Public Health, Medical Devices, eHealth, Product Development

Inspiration Dome | Prof.dr. Marion Koopmans
The Use of Big Data Technologyand Citizen Science to Prepare for Viral Disease Threats


The Use of Big Data Technology and Citizen Science to Prepare for Viral Disease Threats


Time: 10:45 - 11:30


Get inspired by Prof.dr. Marion Koopmans!
As Head Viroscience Department and Director Emerging Infections of the Netherlands Centre for One Health, Marion will lead the Preventing Epidemics Inspiration session.

Our world is rapidly changing, with rapid population growth, ageing populations, increasing global travel and trade, political unrest, and climate change, to name a few. These changes increase the risk of introduction of new viral diseases from the animal world, or of rapid spread of known viruses in a new region. The World Health Organisation has listed emerging diseases as a top priority and calls for new research to improve our ability to predict, detect, present and control emerging infections.


Join the conversation with Marion at the ‘Preventing Epidemics’ Inspiration session, where she will take you on her journey about her collaborative research program, that uses 21st-century technology, big data approaches and citizen science to be better prepared for current and future viral disease threats.

Want to know more about Marion? Check out the video above!

Health Challenge
Preventing Epidemics in Kenya and Malaysia


Preventing Epidemics in Kenya and Malaysia


Time: 12:15 - 13:30


Bring your ideas and vision into the design process!

As the world becomes increasingly connected, epidemics of a communicable disease now spread faster than ever before. Simultaneously, epidemics of noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are now the leading cause of death in most nations across the globe, including middle- and lower-income countries. In order to mitigate against the impact of epidemics of both communicable and noncommunicable disease, resilient and strong health systems need to be developed. New technologies which help shift the focus from disaster management to prevention are paramount.

Convene with like-minded, hear their voices, empower others, investigate and gain valuable insight into all facets of your collective solution to health challenges of Preventing Epidemics in Kenya and Malaysia together with Kivutha Kibwana (Government of Makueni County ) & Christopher Lee (Ministry of Health Malaysia)!

Panel Discussion
Public-Private Cooperation: Delivering Innovations and Ensuring Lasting Impact in Preventing Epidemics


Public-Private Cooperation: Delivering Innovations and Ensuring Lasting Impact in Preventing Epidemics


Time: 13:45 - 14:30


Let's share our knowledge!

Countries experience outbreaks throughout our communities, country and even regions. The world is not ready for the next epidemic. An infectious disease can travel around the globe in just 36 hours, and pandemics can kill millions of people and cost trillions of dollars. Strong healthcare systems are pivotal for adequately and timely addressing disease outbreaks before they get a chance to become an epidemic. Today we will delve deeper into the question; how can we leverage the strengths of the public and private healthcare sector to better prevent epidemics? We will present some innovative examples of health PPPs and discuss the parameters that need to be in place to make them work!

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