Tamar Nijsten

Tamar Nijsten

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

EADV Guest Lecture
Title: Next Generation Health Care: Illustrated by skin cancer care
Date: Friday 24 September 2021, 9.40 – 10.00

In 2004, Prof Nijsten defended his PhD thesis at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). During his dermato-epidemiology PhD he spent 1 ½ year at Harvard Medical School with Robert Stern. In the following years, he has established a dermato-epidemiology group at the department of dermatology Erasmus MC resulting in a full professorship in dermatology in 2012 and a chair position in 2014. He has been president of the Dutch Society of Dermatology for 4 years. Since 2019, he is chair of the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. Currently, he is also appointed as a honorary professor at the University of Nottingham (UK). In addition to his academic endeavors, he has been working and was a former co-owner of private focus clinics in skin cancer.

The dermato-epidemiology research group of Tamar Nijsten consists of more than a dozen PhD students, several post-docs and academic dermatologists. They apply epidemiology, public health and clinical research principles on a variety of skin conditions raging from psoriasis, varicose veins, to skin aging and cancer. The goal has always been to deliver high quality research introducing new concepts and methodology aiming to directly improve patient care and/or to contribute to better organization of care.

Tamar Nijsten has published over 320 peer-reviewed international papers in 2020 (H-index > biological age). He has given invited lectures at the many international meetings and at numerous national society meetings. He has received multiple grants from The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) including a personal Vidi grant in 2010. Tamar is chair of the European Dermato-Epidemiology Network (EDEN) steering committee. He was section editor of epidemiology for 8 years for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and is it currently for British Journal of Dermatology.