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UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
Professor Cor J. Kalkman
Professor of Anaesthesiology Research and Clinical Epidemiologist
Professor Kalkman currently divides his time between clinical research and neuroanesthesia; with research interests in perioperative physiological monitoring, patient safety/human factors, perioperative outcomes research, quality of care measurements, cognitive dysfunction following cardiac and non-cardiac surgery and anaesthesia assessment.
Professor Kalkman is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Anaesthesiology and British Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Anaesthesia (Journal of the Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists), and previously of Journal of Neurosurgical Anaesthesiology, Netherlands Journal of Medicine and the Netherlands Journal of Anaesthesiology. Professor Kalkman reviews manuscripts for British Medical Journal, Lancet, Anaesthesiology, Anaesthesia & Analgesia, British Journal of Anaesthesia and grant applications for the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research Health Technology Assessment programme.
Professor Kalkman has published more than 280 peer reviewed research papers and mentored 32 MD’s towards completed PhDs; he currently supervises six doctoral students.
Head of Procurement
Head of Procurement at UMC Utrecht.
Member of the NEVI Board (Dutch Association for Purchasing Management) section Public Health and member of the Procurement Board NFU (NFU = Dutch Federation of Academic Hospitals).
In 2015 Paul was selected to participate in the Leadership Programme for Efficiency, Quality and Sustainability in Healthcare through Innovation Procurement, Cambridge, UK.
Project Manager EU H2020 project ‘Nightingale’
Heleen Rienstra has extensive experience in the regulations of medical devices and started in spring 2019 as Advisor Medical Devices at THINC (The Healthcare Innovation Center) embedded within UMC Utrecht and as dedicated Project Manager for the Nightingale project.
Previously she has worked for almost 10 years at DEKRA Certification Notified Body assessing the safety and performance and compliance to European legislation of medical devices (CE marking) and performing audits.
Heleen has studied Medical Biology at the University of Groningen and did her PhD in the field of kidney transplantation at UMC Groningen.
Gerben Bekema has seven years experience as a medical buyer and project manager within university hospitals. After studying Facility Management, with a specialisation in Purchasing Management, Gerben carried out an internship at University Hospital in Antwerp where his passion for healthcare was born. Gerben won the ‘Purchase Promise Award’, awarded to the most promising students graduating in Procurement Management.
In 2010 Gerben started working as medical buyer in the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Here Gerben led several European tenders for various medical devices and investments. Gerben also acted as lead buyer in a joint procurement of five Dutch University Hospitals.
Gerben then moved to UMC Utrecht as a project manager with the challenge of setting up and running a complex and extensive European tender of 3,000 different medical devices the hospital uses every day.
Currently, Gerben is working on a project to improve collecting and sharing transparent management information between the Finance, Purchasing and Medical departments, to be able to make better decisions related to the health service that UMC Utrecht delivers. Gerben will act as the procurement lead for the Nightingale project whilst at the same time studying for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in Health Care.
Martine Breteler is a PhD candidate at the University Medical Center Utrecht. In addition to carrying out her PhD Martine works as a Product Researcher at FocusCura in Driebergen-Rijsenburg in the Netherlands.
Martine’s PhD is entitled ‘A Safer Care Pathway from ICU to Home’. Within this research topic Martine studies the possibilities of wearable and wireless monitoring in surgical high-risk patients to detect patient deterioration earlier on the ward and at home after hospital discharge. Martine’s passion for this topic goes beyond patient monitoring and she is also interested in ways to verify the impact this may have on quality of life and patient empowerment.
Laurens van Wijck
Laurens van Wijck works as legal counsel at UMC Utrecht where he advises on public procurement law and competition law.
Laurens has completed a Masters in Health Economics and a Masters in Health Law. Prior to joining UMC Utrecht, Laurens carried out an an internship at the academic hospital in Rotterdam.