University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Dr. van der Velden is Assistant Professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht. She studied Biology at Utrecht University and conducted research in molecular biology. She changed careers to patient-related research at the General Practice Department of the UMC Utrecht, conducting studies on appropriateness of prescribing and use of medication in primary care.
Alike coordinates a European primary care research network with 18 countries participating, having performed the ALIC4E trial: antivirals for Influenza-like-illness, an RCT of clinical and cost-effectiveness in primary care (FP7 Health Innovation) and initiating a European trial on the value of diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance by optimizing antibiotic use (IMI) She teaches medical students and is a member of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB): surveillance of antimicrobial use.
Alike feels strongly that, "patient satisfaction is not primarily related to getting an antibiotic but to getting a good consultation, a physical examination and reassurance.”
Sunday, April 7
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday, April 8
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM