Third International Incident Disclosure Congres op 20 en 21 oktober in Amsterdam

Following the success of the first and second International Incident Disclosure Conference in Sydney in 2012 and in York in 2014 we are delighted to announce the next bi-annual event organized by the VU Amsterdam (Prof. Arno Akkermans), AMC/University of Amsterdam (prof. Johan Legemaate) and NIVEL (prof. Roland Friele), hosted at the AMC in Amsterdam, October 20 and 21st, 2016.

We would like to inform you on the preliminary programme!

Thursday October 20th we will be welcomed at the AMC by drs. Hans Schoo (IGZ). Speakers on October 20th will be prof. Arno Akkermans (professor of private law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) who will inform us of the current situation regarding incident disclosure in the Netherlands, and Dr. Rob Slappendel (Head of department of anesthesiology of the University of Antwerp, and professor of Safety and Quality in Care at TIAS Tilburg University), who will set out ways to include the patient perspective in incident disclosure. In the afternoon there will be room for short paper presentations. We will end the day with a reception and drinks and a dinner in Amsterdam.

On October 21st we welcome prof. Michelle Mello (professor of law, Stanford Law School and professor of health research and policy, Stanford University School of Medicine). Professor Mello will tell us about the experiences and lessons learned in the US in meeting patients’ needs in incident disclosure. Professor Kris Vanhaecht (assistent professor of Quality Management, KU Leuven Insitute for Healthcare Policy) will elaborate on taking care of second victims in healthcare. Peter Walsh (chief executive of Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA) will talk about the lessons learned in England concerning statutory duty of candour. In the afternoon papers will be presented. On both days there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss the topics presented, either in plenary sessions or over drinks at the end of the day. Both days chair will be prof. Roland Friele (deputy director of NIVEL and professor of Tilburg University, social impact of health law).

Costs for participation will be €250,-. For more information, at or contact

Download the programme:
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