Symposium in honour of the retirement Imelda de Groot

When: 23 April, 13.00 – 17.00 hrs
Where: Online

On 1 May, Imelda de Groot will retire as rehabilitation specialist, after an impressive career within the neuromuscular field. She helped to improve care with new and innovative ideas, the development of outcome measures, and by making guidelines in collaboration with all disciplines involved.  Her retirement is well-deserved, although, she will stay active in science among other things through supervision of  PhD candidates.

On the 23 April this year, a symposium will be organized which will focus on the past, present and future of child rehabilitation. In particular for patients with neuromuscular diseases. The symposium will be online. This will give even more people the opportunity to attend.

If you are interested, sign up by sending an e-mail to

The program

Introduction: moderator Lenie vd Engel.

13.30 – 13.50
Prof. Dr. Baziel van Engelen, professor neuromuscular disorders, Radboudumc.

13.50- 14.10
Dr. Corrie Erasmus, pediatric neurologist, Radboudumc.

14.10- 14.30
Dr. Lenie vd Engel, pediatric speech therapist and PhD of Imelda, Radboudumc.

14.30 – 14.50
Dr. Merel Jansen, Dr. Mariska Janssen, Dr. Arjen Bergsma, PhDs of Imelda  

14.50-15.20 – webinar break

Elizabeth Vroom, chair World Duchenne Organization, and Duchenne Parent Project

Prof. Dr. Annemiek Aartsma, professor translational genetics, LUMC.

16.10- 16.30
Prof. Dr. Nathalie Goemans, pediatrician and pediatric neurologist, KU Leuven

Dr. Bettina Lahuis, chair of the board of directors of the Radboudumc, in conversation with Imelda.

17.00 – Wrap up