Due to the new COVID-19 guidelines announced by
the government on 28th of September,
the Research Day is postponed to

3rd March 2021


'The COVID-19 epidemic:
The brain under added pressure'

Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021
Time:  8.30 - 17.30 (lunch and drinks included)

Van der Valk Hotel, Nijverheidweg 35, 6227 AL Maastricht

Language: English
Registration: Closed
Participation is only possible for MHeNs affiliated researchers


We cordially invite you to attend the 13th Annual MHeNs Research Day. This day focuses on research on disorders of the nervous system, and mental health care for individuals with these disorders, while they are under the added pressure of the current pandemic.

Confirmed speakers are Prof Paul Smeets, Professor of Philanthropy and Sustainable Finance, on research funding in the age of COVID-19, Prof Jos Schols, Professor of Nursing Home Medicine, on the added difficulties for staff and patients in nursing homes for demented elderly, Sophie Leijdesdorff, on the role of E- and M-health in the age of corona-virus, Prof Philippe Delespaul on the application of the Experience Sampling Method in research, and Drs Mayke Oosterloo on Huntington’s Disease.

Two sessions will be organized around the research and patient/caregiver perspectives of E-health/M-health and Rare neuropsychiatric diseases, respectively. Researchers will present their ongoing studies as well as presenting and discussing the patient/caregiver perspective.

Every PhD student is encouraged to submit an abstract and an e-poster of their project, including PhD students who have recently started their candidature. Selected PhD students will pitch their project in parallel, thematically grouped sessions. All abstracts, e-pitches and e-posters will be uploaded to the MHeNs website for (pre)viewing. (E-pitches and E-poster in secure environment!)

Please note that both the venue and the organising committee are committed to following the government’s corona guidelines with regard to maintaining appropriate distance during all the sessions and will adjust the programme and maximum attendance accordingly.

For this reason, priority will be given to the speakers and PhD students to physically attend at the venue, while senior staff will be able to attend via an online audio-video link.

Apart from being scientifically interesting and very topical, this day will provide an opportunity to get to know each other’s research better, so we hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Prof David Linden
Scientific Director School MHeNs


Organising committee:

Rose de Kort, Emma von Scheibler, Merel van der Thiel, Lizzy Boots, Mark Janssen,
Gabriëlla Blokland, Peggy Bisschoff, Damaris Kentgens and Marie-Thérèse Moers.