31 January 2020
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10 years BBMRI at Health-RI conference

10 years ago BBMRI.nl started building the joint national infrastructure necessary to make maximal use of biosamples, images and data for health research. This celebratory year, BBMRI.nl is making preparations to organize a National Biobank Day as part of the "Weekend van de Wetenschap”, please let us know if you or your biobank would like to be involved.

This 10th anniversary also made a great occasion for BBMRI to present the program in a festive way at the Health-RI conference “Towards Data Driven Health” on the 30th of January in Utrecht. 

For a quick look back at the conference and more photos, check the Health-RI 2020 meeting report.

A special BBMRI stand

The BBMRI.nl program was showcased on our own stand. Tieneke Schaaij-Visser, Program manager and secretary of the Patient and Public Advisory Council talked about BBMRI’s mission, project progress and highlights to date.

Tieneke Schaaij-Visser from Lygature representing BBMRI.nl.

BBMRI.nl poster presentations

BBMRI.nl researchers submitted 18 posters. Check the full list of BBMRI poster presentations with  link to the abstractbook.
The poster by Sandra van den Belt-Dusebout about the use of encrypted BSN in record linkage  was selected for a plenary pitch.

Sandra van den Belt pitching her poster

Sofie Hansen from Lygature and Erik van Iperen from Amsterdam UMC presented Podium – the national research portal created within BBMRI.nl and used by researchers and organisations for requesting and managing requests of samples and data.  

Sofie Hansen from Lygature with her poster on Podium (left). Erik van Iperen from Amsterdam UMC (right).