Director, The Netherlands Public Health Federation
09:45 - 11:00
Heart's desire speech
Thomas Plochg, Ph.D. MSc. (1973) Dutch, combines academic and policy work. Recently he is appointed as the director of the NPHF Federation for Health. Apart from that he works as an assistant professor at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. In 2006, he obtained his Ph.D. degree on the basis of the dissertation “Building a Tower of Babel in health care: theory and practice of community-based integrated care”. He co-chaired the working group on healthcare innovation as part of the COST action research network on enhancing medicine in management. As part of his policy work, he was the local conference manager of the 3rd European Public Health Conference in Amsterdam 2010. He currently works on the implementation of the renewed strategic vision of the NPHF promoting a fundamental paradigm shift in healthcare. His main expertise and interest is the future sustainability of health systems with special reference to the instilling of health as the leitmotif for transformative change and the nurturing of new health professionals who are 21st century-proof.
Marcel van Raaij