UMCG Cohort Symposium 2024

Collaborate for Impact
Collaborate for Impact
MARCH 28TH, 2024
Soort cursus:

On Thursday, 28th March 2024, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) hosts the Cohort Symposium 'Collaborate for Impact.' The symposium focuses on the impact of cohorts and biobanks on patients and society and on how we can enhance this impact through collaboration.

  • Doelgroep

    We invite all UMCG researchers to join. Find out what samples and data are available for your research and learn from your peers on how to build and create impact with a cohort through collaboration.  

  • Programma

    The cohort symposium will start with a lunch at the Fonteinpatio in the UMCG. After this, the official programme is opened by prof.dr. Wiro Niessen (dean) followed by two keynote speakers. 

    Keynotes are: 
    •    Dr. Frederike Jörg (Director Rob Giel Onderzoekcentrum and Associate professor at University Center Psychiatry) - Regional impact through Mindlines 
    •    Prof. Dr. Lude Franke (Professor of Functional Genomics) - Cohort impact on policy

    After the plenary part, there will be two rounds of parallel break-out sessions on cohort use cases, knowledge sessions, focus on collaboration (regional or public/private) or interactive sessions.

    Cohort poster session  
    The programme contains a dedicated poster session in the Fonteinpatio where UMCG cohorts and biobanks can present themselves and their impact. You can use the registration form to sign up for the poster presentations.  

    12.00  Registration and lunch
    12.45  Opening
    13.00  Regional Impact through Mindlines
    14.00  Break-out sessions
    14.45  Break
    17.00  Drinks and networking

    More information about the programme and the break-out sessions.

    The symposium takes place at the University Medical Center Groningen (Rode Zaal/Fonteinpatio).


    L.M. Bak
    Dr. R.P.H. Bokkers, radiologist, UMCG
    Dr. C.E. Boorsma, business developer cohort and biobank, UMCG
    Prof. dr. A.F. Bos, head of the neonatology department, UMCG
    C.T.N. Driessen, organizational advisor/project leader, UMCG
    Prof. dr. Lude Franke, head research and education, department of genetics, UMCG
    Prof. dr. R.T. Gansevoort, nephrologist, UMCG
    Dr. C.A. Grove, technical transfer officer, UMCG
    H.J. Hektor, Business Developer, UMCG
    Dr. Frederike Jörg, program leader RGOc, UCP, UMCG
    Y. Kim, Digital Competence Center, UMCG
    Prof. dr. G.H. Koppelman, head of department, pediatric pulmonologist, UMCG
    Prof. dr. T. van Laar, neurologist, UMCG
    A.J. van der Meij, Project Manager, UMCG
    Dr. K. Meijer, hematologist, Comprehensive Cancer Center, UMCG
    Prof. dr. W.J. Niessen, dean, Board of Directors, UMCG 
    Dr. Lilian Peters/Klinisch Epidemioloog, Primary and Long-term care
    Dr. A.B. Smykowski, funding coördinator, UMCG
    K. Sulim, Data Steward, Digital Competence Center, UMCG
    Prof. dr. W. Timens, Pathologist and chair CBCH, UMCG
    T. van Veen

    Dr. C.E. Boorsma, business developer cohorten en biobanken, UMCG
    L.S. Meijberg, Communication Officer, UMC Staff, UMCG
    R. van der Stijl, Project Manager, cohort en biobank coordination hub / digital competence center, UMCG
    Prof. dr. W. Timens, Pathologist and chair CBCH, UMCG
    Prof, dr. R. Vliegenthart, radiologist, UMCG


    Accreditation has been sought from the ABAN.

  • Kosten

    Participation in this symposium is free of charge.

  • Wenckebach Institute for Education and Training
    (t) 050 – 361 9024 (e) [email protected]