As of September 1 2021, prof. dr. David van Bodegom was appointed professor of “Vitality in an aging population”. David has been appointed on behalf of the Leyden Academy of Vitality and Aging, and has been associated with the department for some time. David can now also formally embed his research and teaching in our Leiden and The Hague programs (including population health management and primary care for geriatric medicine). Link to inaugural lecture.

On Friday November 12th 2021, Professor of palliative Medicine, Yvette van der Linden, delivered her inaugural lecture entitled: ‘Integrated palliative care is important for everyone’. According to Yvette there is still much to be done in the field of care during the last phase of life, like more attention for palliative medicine in education. Link to interview with Yvette van der Linden.