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Local Scientific Committee

Sylvia Bruisten
Medical molecular microbiologist, PhD
Senior researcher molecular epidemiology in STI
Department of Infectious Diseases
Amsterdam Health Service, Public Health Laboratory, Amsterdam

Udi Davidovich
Research & Prevention of Infectious Diseases
Head of the Online Research & Prevention unit (ORP)
Amsterdam Public Health Service &
The University of Amsterdam

Febe Deug
CHAIR of the Local Scientific Committee (LSC)
Manager national and international programs Aidsfonds/Soa Aids Nederland

Henry de Vries
Full professor with the assignment skin infections in particular leprosy University of Amsterdam;
Advisor to the Netherlands Center for Infectious diseases control on the curative STI programme;
Consultant Dermatologist and Medical supervisor STI outpatient clinic, Health service Amsterdam;
Consultant Dermatologist and fellow department of Dermatology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam;
National representative the Netherlands for the International Union against Sexually transmitted Infections (IUSTI) Europe
Board member of the International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR)
Member of the board of Governors Aids Foundation and Soa Aids Nederland

Nicole Dukers
Department of Sexual Health, Infectious Diseases and Environmental Health, Public Health Service South Limburg, Geleen, The Netherlands
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life sciences, Department of Medical Microbiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), Maastricht, The Netherlands

Hannelore Götz
Public health physician, Public Health Service Rotterdam-Rijnmond
Department Infectious Disease Control, Center sexual health

Janneke Heijne
Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit
Centre for Infectious Disease Control
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Christian JPA Hoebe
Department of Sexual Health, Infectious
Diseases and Environmental Health,
Public Health Service South Limburg, Geleen,
The Netherlands
Department of Medical Microbiology,
Care and Public Health Research Institute
(CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), Maastricht, The Netherlands
Dutch Chlamydia trachomatis Reference
Laboratory

Kai Jonas
Associate Professor Work & Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University
Editor-in-Chief Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology
Adjunct Associate Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care,
Chinese University Hong Kong

Mirjam Kretzschmar
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht
Center for Infectious Disease Control, RIVM

Servaas A. Moree
Head of the Laboratory of Immunogenetics, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Research School V-ICI, VU University Medical Center
Director of the Institute for Public Health Genomics, Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, Research Institute GROW (School for Oncology & Developmental Biology), Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, University of Maastricht (UM).
Coordinator of the Dutch Chlamydia trachomatis Reference Laboratory for the Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) since 2009 and since 1 jan 2014 together with Prof.dr. Christian Hoebe (UM, Maastricht). RIVM European CDC (ECDC) Dutch representative for Chlamydia trachomatis infections.
Co-Founder & Co-Director Microbiome Ltd. and Founder & Director TubaScan Ltd, spin-in companies of the VU University medical center Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maria Prins
Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam
Head Department of Infectious Diseases Research and Prevention
Public Health Service of Amsterdam

Peter Reiss
AIDS 2018 Local Co-Chair
Professor of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Division of Infectious Diseases
Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
Director, HIV Monitoring Foundation Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Birgit van Benthem
Head of the STI department at the Centre for Infectious Disease Control (CIb), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). National contact point for STI and HIV for European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and chair of the STI coordination committee of ECDC.

Jan van Bergen
Professor STI in Primary Care, University of Amsterdam-AMC
Department of general Practice
RIVM-National Centre for Public Health and the environment
Program Manager Soa Aids Nederland

Alje van Dam
OLVG General Hospital, department of Medical Microbiology, Oosterpark 9, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Health Service, Public Health Laboratory, Amsterdam

Clarissa Vergunst
Dermatologist NWZ Hospital Den Helder, The Netherlands,
and STI outpatient clinic,
Cluster of Infectious Diseases,
Public Health Service Amsterdam, The Netherlands