Peter Paul van Benthem

Participation session11.30-13.00


Prof. dr. Peter Paul G. van Benthem 

Professor and chair of the ENT-department of the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), member of the board of the Dutch Association of Medical Specialists and chair of the councel for Science and Innovation of the Dutch Association of Medical Specialists 

He studied medicine at Erasmus University, Rotterdam and partly at Yale University, University of Cambridge and the Université de Grenoble. Then he specialized in ENT surgery at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. In recent years he has held various administrative and scientific positions.  

Within the Federation of Medical Specialists, he is member of the board and chairman of the Science & Innovation Council, in which he is responsible, among other things, for the ‘Evaluation of Care Research’. Currently he is a member of several ZonMw committees, amongst which the program committees "Quality of Care" and “Translational Research. 

In science, he is interested in healthcare, clinical, but also biomedical and translational research. His field of interest is Meniere’s disease. He is principal investigator of the project ‘Inner Ear On-a-Chip’ and primary thesis supervisor of 8 PhD students. 

Do clinical research together! 

In his presentation he will focus on patient participation in ‘Evaluation of Care-research’, clinical evaluation studies on the effectiveness of existing care. This is more than just conducting a comparative study. It is a process with a number of important components such as creating a supported knowledge agenda as a first step, according to a fixed high-quality methodology. Crucial parts of this methodology are the inventory of knowledge gaps together with patient representatives and the joint prioritization of the research subjects in a meeting. 

Presentation of Peter Paul van Benthem (PDF)