Thursday April 5

The International Conference on Veterans Health Care offers a three-day program.

Day 2 - Thursday April 5: International approaches

On the second day of the conference international experts will reflect on the Dutch approach and share their own outstanding practices and expertise. Multiple Dutch military missions and the deployment and vital experiences in the lives of Dutch veterans will be discussed. In the afternoon international representatives will discuss their national strategies in the field of veteran mental healthcare, ranging from research, policy and practice. The most effective strategies will be identified by the public.


Chairman of the day: Drs. Angelien Eijsink
09.00 Reception
09.30 Angelien Eijsink, MSc- Welcome
09.45 Prof. dr. Robert J. Ursano, MD- Key note: Hot topics in international and American veteran health care
10.30 Sheila Frankfurt, PhD - Key note: Moral Injury
11.15 Coffee break
11.45 Prof. dr. Sandy McFarlane, MD - Key note: Hot Topics in international research of veteran health care
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Introduction of key Dutch military missions
13.45 Personal narratives of Dutch veterans
  - Cambodia
- Yugoslavia
- Lebanon
- Iraq
- Afghanistan
15.15 Break
15.45 National Policies of veterans mental healthcare (by Col Ludy de Vos, MSc; Col Rakesh Jetly, MD; Alex Cooper, veteran, PhD; and others)
  - Canada
- United Kingdom
- Belgium
- Norway
- Denmark
- Germany
17.00 Angelien Eijsink, MsC - Closing remarks
17.30 End of the day

The Dutch Veteran Office

The Veteran Office gives Dutch veterans and relatives access to existing care and service from the Ministry of Defence.

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