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The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) is organizing a symposium together with RISC Amsterdam on Friday November 25th, 2022. The topic is Decision aids and vulnerable groups and the symposium is organized by Nida Gizem Yilmaz (UvA), Inge van Strien (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc) and Olga Damman (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc).

Event details of Nov 25: ACHC Symposium 'Decision aids and vulnerable groups'
25 November 2022
11:45 -17:00
Organised by
Nida Gizem Yilmaz

Decision aids are increasingly used in health care, for example to make decisions together with a health care provider or to make an informed decision yourself. There is a lot of evidence for the positive effects of decision aids. However, there is also increasing evidence that decision aids are not optimally used by people from vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, people with a migration background, people with low health and/or low numerical skills. In this symposium we will discuss the various components of decision aids and what we know from scientific research and practice. What makes it difficult to use a decision aid and what could be done better to support people from vulnerable groups? What are good examples? What are the bottlenecks? In short, a symposium in which theory and practice are brought together by speakers from various backgrounds.

The symposium will take place on the campus of the University of Amsterdam and will last from 11:45 AM to 5:00 PM. The full program will follow shortly, but we've already found several compelling speakers from both academia and practice willing to give a presentation, including Dr. Jesse Janssen (Maastricht University, CAPHRI), Prof. dr. Trudy van der Weijden (Maastricht University, CAPHRI), Dr. Annemijn Aarts (Amsterdam UMC), Dr. Janneke Noordman (NIVEL) and Karen Prantl (Kidney Patients Association Netherlands).

Since we also want to invite a practical audience, the official language is Dutch/Flemish.