Symposium 2019

Review of the 1st edition of the Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium - research for effective and sustainable prevention of non-communicable diseases

Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium was a great success!

The first Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium took place on Thursday 14 February 2019. The event was well attended by colleagues from the Netherlands and abroad. What brought them together? Their interest in research for effective and sustainable prevention of lifestyle diseases.

The symposium was a great success; the program was varied and interesting for a wide range of professionals. From films, lectures, interactive workshops to a live theater performance.

“When is the next Sarphati Amsterdam symposium?” is a question that has been asked often.  The participants considered this day as a very fruitful and inspiring day: for knowledge exchange, networking, but also to see how we can all contribute to the mission of Sarphati Amsterdam: working together on a healthy future for all Amsterdam children.

The Sarphati Amsterdam team would like to thank all participants for their enthusiasm and their contribution, making the very first edition of the Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium a real success.

Below you can look back on the 2019 edition.

Program 2019
The program started with an introductory film about Sarphati Amsterdam , followed by a plenary part with lectures by Ken Ong (University of Cambridge), Mark Hanson (University of Southampton) and Hans Brug (director of RIVM).

Subsequently, various experts gave 7 parallel sessions, which were well attended. During lunch, attendees were able to visit the Sarphati Inspiration Gallery. The symposium was concluded with a retrospective, a play about Samuel Sarphati and an informal drink.

Photos Sarphati Symposium 2019


Posters Sarphati Inspiration Gallery
The Sarphati Cohort: a unique dynamic cohort study in Amsterdam
The first four months of recruitment for the Sarphati Cohort
Sarphati Diaries
Etnografisch Cohort
Wie was Samuel Sarphati
Developing age-specific questionnaires for the Sarphati Cohort (0-4 years)
Youth Health Care Amsterdam & The Sarphati Cohort, a unique combination
Ontwikkeling Sarphati App
Eerste data uit het Sarphati Cohort
Amsterdamse Aanpak Gezond Gewicht (AAGG)
Jumpin: An Innovative Way to Evaluate Complex Health Interventions
The development of a healthy sleep intervention for children aged 6-9 years


Visual summaries of the parallel sessions