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Health Literacy Symposium

From September 13, 2019 16:39 until September 15, 2019 18:39
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Faculty of Social Medicine

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

The goal of this symposium is to familiarize the participants with the science of heath literacy and to disseminate best practice interventions targeting primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Health literacy ranges from being able to make health decisions by reading food labels, to a patient acquiring extensive knowledge and information about a specific disease in order to increase coping capacity.

Most importantly, health literacy awakens the intrinsic motivation of patients to assume more responsibility with regards to their health. Health literacy is expected to be a significant facilitating factor with regards to health maintenance and disease management.

Executive committee:
drs. D. Arrindell, MBA.
drs. P. Jhingoeri 
dr. R. Antonius
E. Engelhardt
drs. A. Haile
drs. F. Simon
Language: English
Registration Fee: $ 25 per session

Friday September 13th, 2019

Van - tot Onderwerp Spreker
18:00 - 18:15  Registration  
18:15 - 18:25 Opening: Health Literacy drs. Dennis Arrindell, MBA. (SVB)
18:25 - 19:05 Health literacy and the impact on health, prevention and healthcare Prof. Dr. Jany Rademakers (Nivel, CAPHRI/Maastricht University)

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Van - tot Onderwerp Spreker
08:30 - 08:45  Registration  
08:45 - 09:25  Informed choice and conscious healthy decision making in 2020 Prof. Michael Paasche-Orlow, MD. (Boston University School of Medicine, Chief Editor Health Literacy Research and Practice Journal.
09:30 - 10:00 Health literacy interventions  Prof. Dr. Jany Rademakers (Nivel, CAPHRI/Maastricht University)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break  
10:25 - 10:40 Health literacy and dietary habits in Curaçao Helena van Haren, BSc. Nutrition (Dietitian in Curaçao)
10:45 - 11:15 Health literacy in Curaçao (research design of the Sonoro project) drs. Jasmira Wiersma & Dr. Renske Pin
11:15 - 11:25 Coffee and tea break  
11:25 - 12:20  Panel Discussion Interactive
12:20 - 12:25 Closure and final words  


Accreditation pending via GAIA

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