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Bryan Aaldering
Health Technology Assessor & Consultant

Bryan R.R.Z. Aaldering (1988) is a student in Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. He is specializing in Health Technology Assessment at the department of Health Evidence at Radboud university medical centre (Radboudumc). His main interests include global health, public health systems, infectious diseases and the use of novel technology in healthcare. Currently, he is a student researcher at Radboudumc in the field of health systems research and legitimacy.

Experience

November 2016 - March 2017

Consultancy Intern at the Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education
Radboudumc

The REVISE 2020 project aims to fundamentally change the way priorities are set in the Netherlands, and in other countries in the world. Instead of employing as central objective the maximization of population health, and using cost-effectiveness analysis to achieve this, REVISE 2020 aims to optimize legitimacy of decisions in the population, and has developed evidence-informed deliberative processes for this purpose. These processes recognize that cost-effectiveness is only input in the decision making process, and include stakeholders to account for their diverging and conflicting values. Considering the heated debates in social media on reimbursement decisions, we are convinced that legitimacy is the ‘holy grail’ of HTA in the years to come.

The internship focusses on the perceived legitimacy of decisions made by the National Health Care Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland), by healthcare workers.

November 2015 – May 2016

Research Intern Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Radboudumc

Intern at the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Radboudumc, Nijmegen. The internship is focused on the efficacy of direct antiviral agents in patients with hepatitis c virus.

Goal of the internship is to perform a network meta-analysis on this rapidly advancing field of medicine.

September 2011 – August 2015

Student member of the UMC-council
Radboudumc

The UMC-council has a say in mathers concerning research and education policy within the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. Topics include focus on the future research agenda and the new bachelor’s curriculum for Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. As of september 2013 student member of the executive management of the UMC-council.

January 2014 – January 2015

Secretary
Landelijk Medisch Studenten Overleg (LMSO)

The LMSO represents all medical students in the Netherlands (±18000) through a National student consultation. Its members are all student members in the executive councils, and representatives from the student councils from the 8 Dutch medical schools. In addition, LMSO is in close contact with the National Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU).

November 2012 – August 2013

Studentmember in the Board of Executives
Radboudumc

Representative for medical students (Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Dentistry & Molecular Mechanisms of Disease) and member of the board of executives of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.
Taking care for students participation in policy making through advising on short and long term educational topics, achieved through intensive contact with students, education directors, executive board of both university and hospital, policy makers and teachers.

November 2009 – December 2010

Information and communication commissioner
Stichting LMSO-congres (LMSO)

The LMSO (National Medical Students Organization) organizes a annual returning congress for 150-200 medical students nationwide. Subject of the 2010 congress was “Evidence-Based Education” and aimed at learning students new insights on managing education at their faculties.

Responsibilities included information and communication, by maintaining the website, creating a booklet and general responsibilities such as contacting potential sponsors.

Recommendations

Bryan has a get-things-done-mentality and has clear views what is best in difficult situations! During our time working together on the LMSO congress, the team has build on his expertise and we couldn’t have done this without him!

Joris Theunissen – september 16th 2010