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Presentations 2011

 

Invited lectures

  • Living with cancer, selfmanagement and e-health. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Symposium Gezondheid op Maat. TNO, Utrecht, December 1, 2011.
  • Stepped care, selfmanagement, and e-health in supportive care in cancer, from hype to trend. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Symposium Hospital Psychiatrists, Domus Medica, Utrecht, November 25, 2011.
  • Living with cancer and integrated care. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Muon symposium. Ede, September 29, 2011.
  • Supportive cancer care, self-management, and e-health. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Study Group Rehabilitation and Survivorship. MASCC meeting, Athens, June 24, 2011.
  • Leven met kanker. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. VU Alumni dag. Amsterdam, May 28, 2011.

  • E-patient: empowerment and web 2.0. International forum on health care and information and communication technology, van Uden-Kraan CF. Barcelona, Spain, March 10, 2011.

  • Leven met kanker: innovatieve zorgprogramma's en e-health. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Masterclass E-health. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, February 4, 2011.

  • Leven met kanker.Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. World Cancer Day, Book presentation Peter Kapitein, AMC, Amsterdam, February 4, 2011.

  • Leven met kanker: van kennis naar kunde. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Regietafel ICT. Jaarbeurs Utrecht, January 24, 2011.

Presentations and workshops at international conferences:

  • Prevalence of depression in cancer patients during or after treatment: a meta-analysis. Krebber AMH. Poster presentation at IPOS 13th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, Antalya, Turkey, October 16-20, 2011

  • Power of the past: a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a life review therapy in depressed palliative cancer patients. Kleijn, G. Poster presentation at IPOS 13th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, Antalya, Turkey, October 16-20, 2011.

  • A guided self help program during radiotherapy to prevent speech, swallowing and shoulder complaints in head and neck cancer patients. Cnossen IC. Dutch Working Group Head and Neck Tumors, Nijmegen, October 14, 2011

  • OncoCompass: an e-health management platform to facilitate and innovate supportive cancer care. van Uden-Kraan CF. Demo Interactive Session op congres Medicine 2.0, Stanford, Verenigde Staten, September 17-18, 2011.

  • OncoCompass: developing an e-health management platform to facilitate and innovate supportive cancer care. van Uden-Kraan CF. ePoster presentatie op congres Cancer Care Symposium MASCC/ISOO 2011, Athene, Griekenland, June 23-25, 2011.

  • Tools to improve communication and stepped care in genetics: moving towards e-health. van Uden-Kraan CF, Eijzenga W, Esplen MJ. Workshop op congres International Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Heriditary Cancer, Amsterdam, Nederland, April 29, 2011.

  • Prevalence of depression in cancer patients: a mata-analysis. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. APOS 8th Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, February 19, 2011

  • A stepped care strategy targeting anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. APOS 8th Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, February 19, 2011.

  • Quality of life as predictor of survival: a prospective study on patients treated with combined surgery and radiotherapy for advanced oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. APOS 8th Annual Conference, Anaheim, February 19, 2011.

  • Objective assessment of speech quality of patients treated for head and neck cancer. de Bruijn MJ. MASCC, Athene, Griekenland. 2011

  • Prevalence of depression in cancer patients: a meta-analysis. Krebber AMH. APOS 8th Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, February 19, 2011

  • A stepped care strategy targeting anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Krebber AMH. APOS 8th Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, February 19, 2011.

Presentations and workshops at national conferences:

  • Gezond verder met het OncoKompas. van Uden-Kraan CF, Lubberding S & Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Laptoppresenatie op symposium E-mental health voor somatische aandoeningen, Nijmegen, April 20, 2011.
  • Online-voorbereiding van patiënt en zorgverlener voor een effectief consult. Albada A. & van Uden-Kraan CF. Workshop op symposium Compriz Zorgcommunicatie 2.0, Nieuwegein, April 14, 2011.
  • Objectivering van spraakkwaliteit bij patiënten behandeld voor hoofd-halskanker. de Bruijn MJ. Symposium Health care innovation for head and neck cancer patients. Amsterdam, March 25, 2011
  • A stepped care strategy targeting anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Krebber AMH. Symposium Health care innovation for head and neck cancer patients. Amsterdam, March 25, 2011
  • Head Matters: a guided self help program. Cnossen IC. Symposium Health care innovation for head and neck cancer patients. Amsterdam, March 25, 2011

  • Gezond verder met het OncoKompas. Verdonck IM, van Uden-Kraan CF & van Calken CK. Workshop op congres “Effectiviteit van interventies”, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychosociale Oncologie, Utrecht, March 18, 2011.
  • Prevalence of depression in cancer patients during or after treatment: a meta-analysis. Krebber AMH. 18th NVPO Congress “Effectiveness of interventions”. Hogeschool Domstad, Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 18, 2011.
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News flashes

 

PhD thesis Janneke Rood

September 11, 2017, Janneke Rood defended her thesis "Perceived need for information and treatment decision-making in patients with hematological malignancies: not "one size fits all".

 

Amsterdam Public Health project

Within tthe context of the alliance VUmc-AMC Prof dr Ellen Laan (AMC) and prof dr Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw (VUmc) received a grant for the project "Sexual well-being in head and neck cancer patients".

 

Treatment of psychological distress in patients with head and neck or lung cancer cost-effective.
A recent study of PhD-student Femke Jansen and colleagues, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

PhD thesis Nadine Köhle

December 15, 2016 Nadine Köhle defended her PhD thesis "Hold on, for each other. Supporting partners of cancer patients via eHealth and positive psychology". 

 

PhD thesis Anne-Marie Krebber

December 2, 2016 Anne-Marie Krebber defended her PhD thesis "Stepped care targeting psychological distress in head and neck cancer and lung cancer patients".

 

PhD thesis Nadia van der Spek

September 7, 2016, Nadia van der Spek defended her PhD thesis "Meaning-centered group psychotherapy for cancer survivors: development, efficacy, and cost-utility". 

 

EORTC QLG Newsletter Spring 2016
The EORTC QLG  Spring Meeting took place on April 20th and 21th 2016 in Oslo. The Spring newsletter of the EORTC QLG is now available. 

PhD thesis Ingrid Cnossen

April 12, 2016, Ingrid Cnossen defended her PhD thesis entiteld “Self-management Supporting Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer Patients”. 

 

VU/VUmc and Red-kite sign agreement for the provision of the Oncokompas in healthcare.

The VU University Amsterdam and VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam work with Red-kite, distributor of software for hospitals in Netherlands. (November 3, 2015)

 

PhD thesis Christine van Gogh

December 4, 2015, Christine van Gogh defended her PhD thesis entiteld “Functional outcome of early glottic cancer”. 

Book presentation

On June 15th, 2015, Irma Verdonck presented the book "In Tune Without Cords" (in Dutch: VerderZonderStembanden) to Rob Burdorf, the president of the patient society for patients after laryngectomy.

 

PhD thesis Florien Boele

May 11 Florien Boele defended her PhD thesis, entitled "Towards improving health-related quality of life in glioma patients and their informal caregvers".

 

PhD thesis Trille Kristina Kjaer

May 8, Trille Kjaer will defend her PhD thesis entitled "Late effects after treatment of head and neck cancer and use of patient reported outcomes in clinical practice." Irma Verdonck is member of the committee.

 

Niels Stensen Fellowship
Florien Boele has received a Niels Stensen Fellowship. This is a scholarship that is awarded annually to a number of outstanding researchers who have recently obtained their PhD degree, to gain working experience abroad. Florien Boele will go to Pittsburgh (United States) and Edinburgh (Scotland) in 2015 and 2016.
 

Key paper

The publication “Prevalence of depression in cancer patients: a meta-analysis of diagnostic interviews and self-report instruments” of A.M.H. Krebber et.al is chosen by the Editors as one of the key papers in Psycho-oncology, (issue June 2014).

 

On April 10th, 2014, the first edition of the Value Based Healthcare Prize took place. The prize for the most exceptional initiative in collaborations went to Jippa, a collaborative by VUmc, CZ, Radboud UMC and Tilburg University.

 

In November 2013 the NVPO organised the International Congress "Innovation in Psycho-Oncology". The researchgroup held several presentations and posters.

 

Interested in oncological care chain? Come 2 October 2013 to the 3rd MuON symposium in hospital Gelderse Vallei. Keynote speaker Michel van Schaik (Director Rabobank) about Innovation in the care!

 

12 april 2013: KWF Kankerbestrijding / Alpe d’HuZes has granted the research proposal Netherlands Quality of life and Biomedical Cohort Studies in Cancer (NET-QUBIC).

Marieke de Bruijn will defend her PhD thesis on 10 juni 2013 at 15.45 pm.

Support our bicycle team for Alpe d'HuZes 2013!

On 6 June 2013 our team living together with cancer will cycle the Alpe d'HuZes! This in the fight against cancer. At this moment there is already more than 1500 euro donated. Do you support us too?

 

The 15th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy will be held in Rotterdam, 4-8 November 2013. www.ipos-society.org/ipos2013/.

 

29 January 2013. Pink Ribbon has granted a project to develop and evaluate an online training for cancer patients with insomnia (Annemieke van Straten), and a project to develop and evaluate a breast cancer module for the OncoKompas (Nelly van Uden).

 

Charity Symposium "Living with cancer"

On December 19, 2012 there will be a Symposium ''Living with Cancer''. This is a charity symposium on meaning centered psychotherapy for cancer patients. Read more about it at the tab News at the left.

 

15 November 2012: Hoe?Zo! Radio interview with Irma Verdonck on stress and cancer.

 

October 2012: Interview with Irma Verdonck in Psychologie Magazine.

 

September 9, 2012. Interview Hans van Willigenburg with Irma Verdonck on Radio 5.

 

August 2012. Five students finish their MSc thesis and graduate as MSc in Clinical PSychology.

 

June 28-30, 2012: International symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC ISOO) at New York. Kevin Yap and Irma Verdonck organise a workshop on e-health and supportive care.

 

Record for Alpe d'HuZes 2012. The sponsor action Alpe d'HuZes (6 and 7 June) 2012 has already yielded the record amount of 28.5 million euros.

 

June 6-8, 2012: Our research group contributes to Alpe d'HuZes as volunteers.

 

April 20, 2012: Nelly van Uden will give a presentation about OncoKompas at a conference about  ICT in health care in Barcelona.

 

March 16, 2012: NVPO congress in Utrecht, we contribute with 2 oral and 2 poster presentations and a workshop.

 

January 1, 2012: The project POLARIS project has officially started.

 

December 22, 2011: Radio program DeGids.fm, Felix Meurders interviews Corien Eeltink on sexuality and cancer. 

 

November 2, 2011: KWF / Alpe d'HuZes funds a grant for the development and evaluation of an online intervention for informal caregivers of cancer patients.

 

October 30, 2011 In the national television program "Gesprek op 2", Daphne Bunskoek interviewed Irma Verdonck on living with cancer.

 

October 28, 2011: www.oncokompas.nl is online!

 

October 23, 2011: Alpe d'HuZes hands over more than 20 million euros to the Dutch Cancer Society!

 

 

Team work

Our research projects are embedded in the two largest research institutes of VU University in Amsterdam: VUmc CCA-VICI (Cancer Center Amsterdam) www.vumc.nl/afdelingen/CCA-V-ICI/ and EMGO+ (Institute for Health and Care Research emgo.nl

We work closely with patients and their caregivers and with researchers and physicians at VU University and VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam and other research institutes and hospitals in the Netherlands and worldwide. Team work is crucial  improving research and translating results into clinical practice.

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