Healthy Start Conference

09 november 2021 13:00 t/m 18:00 - Door: Communication

You are invited to attend the Healthy Start Conference on 9 November either in-person (De Fruitvis, Rotterdam) or via livestreams.

Healthy Start is a scientific initiative to "break unequal starting points in the lives of children and young adults". The initiative aims to join forces with socially engaged institutions, as well as medical, technical and social sciences. By doing so, the Healthy Start initiative can better address the complex issues surrounding healthy starts from birth to adolescence by exchanging knowledge and initiating impactful projects.


13.00-15.00 Pre-conference workshop
15.00-16.00 Inspirational presentations about science and society

Maaike Kleinsmann: Design for a Healthy Start
Eric Steegers: Working together on a healthy start to life
Loes Keijsers: Parenting and growing up in 2021
Ernest van der Kwast: author of Ilyas and Rotterdam Douwer, among others

16.00-16.30 The future of Healthy Start: what are the next steps?
16.30-17.30 Round table discussion and networking
17.30-18:00 Closure and drinks

Register here by 20 October to reserve your spot.

If you have questions, please email Barbara van der Schoot at