Yesterday, the team of the Decision Modeling Center visited the Amsterdam Public Health annual meeting in the Johan Cruijf Arena in Amsterdam. The meeting started with a plenary session in which Prof. Gerd Kortuem, professor and chair of internet of things in the industrial design engineering faculty at TU Delft, shared his vision and some practical examples on how to make sense of the internet of things. Subsequently, Robert Grant, coach and writer on statistics and data science, gave an inspiring talk about thoughtful data analysis in the age of big data and machine learning.
The plenary session was followed by two poster sessions in which five members of the Decision Modeling Center presented their work. The titles of the posters varied from ‘Model-based cost-effectiveness of thoracic radiation therapy for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer treated with prophylactic cranial irradiation’ from Simone Rauh to ‘Projected impact of vaccination on the risk of high-risk Human Papillomavirus infection and precancerous lesion’ from Federica Inturrisi.
After lunch we learned in the methodology session how to use Big data in presentations by Dr Carel Peeters, Dr Martijn Schut and Drs Mirrelijn van Nee. The meeting ended with two plenary sessions; first a talk of Prof. Heleen Riper on blending digital cognitive behavioral therapy with face-to-face treatment into routine care. Second, a short presentation about the EUROFIT project which aims to improve health & lifestyles through the power of football, followed by a discussion with different people who were involved in the study.
We had a nice and educational day. Keep an eye on our website if you want to stay informed of future events where we will present our work!