May 16 – 17, 2019 “E-Health and personalized medicine”
EPP Symposium

Electronic health (eHealth) is an emerging field in the intersection of technology advantages and health care. eHealth offers great possibilities for accelerating the latest research results towards clinical practice and opens doors for the application of personalized medicine. Indeed, using e-Health, it is possible to move away from a “one size fits all” approach but allows tailored psychological interventions to result in the best treatment or outcome.


For this two-day symposium, we will invite expert speakers to discuss all steps in an eHealth/personalized medicine application: setting up the design, data collection, data analyses, markers for personalized medicine, etc. in a wide variety of psychopathological problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, substance use, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD). In addition, speakers will also focus on eHealth interventions that aim at improving mental health, whether or not based on a personalized approach. During the symposium, there will be a practical assignment.

May 16- 17, 2019

Kapellerput, Heeze, The Netherlands


Lien Faelens (UGENT), Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt (UGENT), Danielle Remmerswaal (EUR)


Thursday  May 16th
10.30 – 11.00 Welcome + Coffee/Tea
11.00 – 12.00 Gerhard Andersson, Linköping University, Sweden
12.00 – 12.30 Phd presentation: Nathan van den Bergh – Preventing recurrence of depression? Long-term effects of a randomized controlled trial on cognitive control training for remitted depressed patients
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Willem-Paul Brinkman, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
14.30 – 15.30 PhD Presentations:

Christine van Vliet – Paradoxical effects of avoiding pain

Merien Manai – “The role of conditoning for pharmacotherapeutic treatments in rheumatoid arthritis”.

15:30 – 15:45 Short break
15:45 – 16:45 Eva de Jaegere, Flemish Centre of Expertise in Suicide Prevention, Ghent University, Belgium

16.45 – 17.15 Practical assignment or PhD presentation?
17.15 – 18.00 EPP run (bring your running shoes) or free time
18.00 – 20.30 Dinner
20.30 – late Drinks – EPP PUB quiz


Friday May 17th
09.00 – 10.00 Heleen Riper, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10.00 – 11.00 Annet Kleiboer, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee & Tea
11.30 – 12.30 Tom Van Daele, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Tom van Daele, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium
14:30 – 15:00 Practical assignment


    Your Name

    Your University

    Your Role

    Your Email

    Your Phone

    Stay overnight

    Only for PhD students - Indicate if you want to reserve a single room (note that you need to pay the additional costs yourself)

    Day 1 - Lunch

    Day 1 - Dinner

    Day 2 - Lunch

    Dietary requirements

    Shuttle service (from railway station Heeze)