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‘The making of the Amsterdam UMC’

April 20, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Invitation INSEAD Healthcare & Life Sciences event

‘The making of the Amsterdam UMC’
with prof. dr. Chris Polman, CEO Amsterdam UMC

Wednesday 20 April 2022 at 18:30 CEST

Kindly hosted by Giotto in the Nieuwe Poort in Amsterdam

In 2018 one of the most groundbreaking mergers in the Dutch health care took place when VUmc and AMC joined forces and became Amsterdam UMC. With the aim to improve complex patient care, speed up scientific research, educate and train the next generation of health care professionals and advance population health care in the Amsterdam region.

Four years later, how is the state of the Amsterdam UMC? Is the organization on track meeting its ambitions or struggling over its integration with a cultural battle going on? Which integration models where used and what merits did they show? Which unexpected pitfalls occurred and what went surprisingly smooth? What leadership style turned out most effective?

Chris Polman, Amsterdam UMC’s CEO, will share his experiences leading this post-merger integration and is happy to take questions from the INSEAD alumni. The session will be held in English.

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Date: Wednesday 20 April, 18:30 – 21:00 hours

18.30 welcome with soup / sandwiches
19.00 Opening session / welcome by Thomas Calis on behalf of SIG Healthcare & Life sciences
19.10  Presentation by Chris Polman (moderated by Theo van Iperen)
20.15  Discussion
20.30 Drinks
21.00  End

About Prof.dr. Chris Polman
Chris Polman has worked at VUmc since 1986. In 1994 he was appointed Professor of Neurology, after which he became Head of the Eponymous Department in 2011. He is considered worldwide to be an eminent scientist in the field of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and over the years he took up a variety of managerial positions. At VUmc, he always remained closely involved with quality and safety in patient care. Prof. Polman joined the VUmc Board of Directors in July 2013, became VUmc CEO as of October 1, 2018, and is CEO of Amsterdam UMC as of January 1, 2022. Prof. Polman has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine VU since September 1, 2016.

About Theo van Iperen
Theo van Iperen (EMC2017) is founding partner of Giotto management consultants, experts in organizational transformation. He contributed to the creation of the Amsterdam UMC as lead-consultant to the integration of the Public Health Divisions of AMC and VUmc in 2019 and 2020. Many of his clients can be found in the health care sector.

Looking forward meeting you the April 20.

SIG Healthcare & Life Sciences
Isabelle Cochard & Thomas Calis