News – Apr 19, 2018

Netherlands General Practioner Event 2018

On Saturday 7 April, the National General Practioner Association in The Netherlands held their annual General Practioner Event in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, The Netherlands with the theme Ambition.

The objective of the event was to inspire, educate and share information in a positive and energetic way.

At the event, the Association shared the most recent developments in the area of primary care closer to the members. The GP event is a unique, one day event where knowledge, expertise, experience products and services in primary care are shared. The old-fashioned printed event catalogue was replaced by an app that was used by more than 1600 visitors.

All in all, there were more than 3500 visitors to the event, mainly from primary care practices, for a day filled with information, training and inspiration. Julius Clinical was also present with a brand new stand. The Primary Care Liaisons (PCL) Nathalie Groetelaers, Aline Veurink-Westrik and Ellen Ijlstra represented Julius Clinical, and there was much attention given to our new studies on COPD and MACH15 (the alcohol study). Visitors to our stand had good questions about the studies, and from this we were able to register more Primary Care Research Network (PCRN) participants. We also welcomed current members of PCRN to our stand, and it was nice to see familiar faces, such as Dr. Alfred Sachs, Primary Investigator for the COPD study. Many GPs recognised him and that led to several interesting discussions between him and the PCLs about the study.

It was a dynamic and positive event, wherein clinical research was in the spotlight and Julius Clinical’s name recognition improved greatly.