Announcement ACHC-RISC symposium “Decision aids and vulnerable groups”

Published on October 6, 2022 – On Friday 25 November 2022, the ACHC and RISC Amsterdam are organizing a joint symposium “Decision aids and vulnerable groups”. The symposium is in Dutch. Participation is free of charge. The full program can be found below. The number of places is limited. Register here

Decision aids are increasingly used in health care, for example to make decisions together with a doctor or to make an informed decision yourself. There is a lot of evidence for the positive effects of decision aids. However, there is also increasing evidence that decision aids are not optimally used by people from vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, people with a migration background, people with low health literacy and/or low numeracy.

In this symposium we will discuss the various components of decision aids and what we know from both scientific research and practice. What makes it difficult to use a decision aid and what could be done better for people from vulnerable groups? What are good examples? Where are the bottlenecks?

This symposium is financially supported by the Dutch Cancer Society, APH Quality of Care, and NeFCA. For more information or questions, please contact Nida Gizem Yilmaz (

University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam
Roeterseiland Campus Building C

Program (in Dutch)