15 November 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Seminar: The Future of Health Care Work

Verpleegkundige meet bloeddruk

Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht are hosting the international seminar: The Future of Health Care Work: Towards Sustainable Employability and High-Performance Health Care Organizations.

During this seminar researchers and practitioners will present and discuss their latest insights and findings on approaches for improving people performance in health care, by paying particular attention to sustainable employability and high-performance health care organizations. We reflect on the fundamental question of how to effectively manage health care workers to contribute to the well-being of patients in general, and to build a sustainably employable workforce that is resilient, healthy, productive and innovative? 

Keynote speakers

We invite both researchers and practitioners to attend this seminar.

Besides two key note presentations by Professor. Dr. Wilmar Schaufeli and Professor Dr. Marieke Schuurmans, there are parallel sessions in which researchers present their latest insights on the impact of (changes in) organization / job design on care workers, care organizations and patients encouraging sustainable employability of care providers (including doctors and nurses).


Registration, coffee & tea


Welcome and introduction by Dr. Jasmijn van Harten (organising team)


Keynote presentation Prof. Dr. Wilmar Schaufeli


Parallel presentation sessions (first round)




Parallel presentation sessions (second round)


Keynote presentation Prof. Dr. Marieke Schuurmans  





Organised by: Utrecht University on behalf of the People Performance and Health Care Research Group (PPHCG):

  • King’s College London
  • Dublin City University
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Department of Human Resource Studies,Tilburg University
  • Utrecht University


Registration Please register for this conference before 29 October by sending an email to hrmhealthcare@uu.nl  Thanks to the support of Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht, in particular the research hub Future of work and the focus area ‘professional performance’, we are happy to announce that participation is free of charge.  

Start date and time
15 November 2018 09:00
End date and time
15 November 2018 17:00
Entrance fee
Free of charge