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Organization

About

BMS-ANed consists of two scientific professional associations:

  • Biometrical Section of VVS-OR
  • Dutch region of International Biometric Society

These two associations have joined forces to promote the study and application of statistics in medicine, life sciences and related fields. These joint goals are formulated in a combined policy plan. BMS-ANed offers a platform for scientists working in the field of biostatistics to meet and exchange knowledge and is, among others, responsible for

The policy-making and legislative body of BMS-ANed is the general Assembly, which meets annually.  The board is the policy-executing body of  BMS-ANed and is supported by two committees. Specific sub-disciplines and topics in biostatistics are organized in working groups that organize meetings in their respective fields. Both BMS and ANed have their own by-laws. Further documents, such as annual reports, financial reports, and general meeting minutes can be found on the archive page.

 

Board

Currently, the board of BMS-ANed consists of the eight following members:

President
Ernst Wit, PhD
Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Groningen
Nijenborgh 9, 9747AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 50 363 5170, Fax: +31 50 363 3800
e.c.wit@rug.nl

Vice-President & PR Officer
Dimitris Rizopoulos, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus University Medical Center
PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 7043478
d.rizopoulos@erasmusmc.nl

Treasurer
Willem Kruijer, PhD
Biometris, Wageningen UR
PO Box 100, 6700 AC Wageningen, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31317481078
willem.kruijer@wur.nl
sites.google.com/site/wkruijer/home

Secretary & Contact Person PSDM & CRB
Sophie Swinkels, PhD
Nutricia ​​Research Clinical Studies Platform
PO Box 80141, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 30 2095 000, Mob: +31 631047637
Sophie.Swinkels@danone.com
www.danone.nl

Contact Person Education
Joanna in ‘t Hout, PhD
Department for Health Evidence, Radboudumc
P.O. Box 9101, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 24 361 7666
Joanna.intHout@radboudumc.nl
www.radboudumc.nl/biostatistics

Contact Person Education
Said el Bouhaddani, MSc
Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, Leiden University Medical Centre
PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31715269787
S.el_Bouhaddani@lumc.nl

Webmaster
Magnus Münch, MSc
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VUMC &
Mathematical Institute, Leiden University
P.O. Box 9512, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Mob: +31 619867135
m.munch@vumc.nl

Member
Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat, PhD
School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Tel: +31 71 5269707
j.duistermaat@leeds.ac.uk
www.jeaninehouwing.com

 

Committees

Kascommissie

The kascommissie verifies the yearly accounts of BMS-ANed and consists of the following two members:

  • Ton de Haan
  • Egbert Biesheuvel

Registry committee

The VVS-OR manages the Register of Biostatisticians that guarantees sufficient theoretical knowledge and experience of its registries to be able to function as an independent biostatistician. The committee concerned with the register consists of the following four members:

  • Paul Koopman (chair)
  • Corine Baljé-Volkers (secretary)
  • Edwin van den Heuvel
  • Gerard van Breukelen

Working groups

Pharmaceutical Statistics and Data Management

The working group Pharmaceutical Statistics and Data Management (PSDM) is active in the field of pharmaceutical statistics and has its own website. The board of PSDM currently consists of the following members:

  • Egbert Biesheuvel (chair and portfolio EFSPI)
  • Frans Sollie (treasurer)
  • Corine Baljé-Volkers (secretary and portfolio biostatistics)
  • Alexander Adema (portfolio data management & website)

Education working group

The education working group is concerned with education in  the field of biostatistics in the Netherlands. The education working group currently consists of the three following members:

  • Joanna in ‘t Hout (chair)
  • Ron Wehrens
  • Said el Bouhaddani

Other active members

Members of BMS-ANed active and/or formerly active in various other committees and boards in the field of biostatistics:

  • Ernst Wit was on the Executive board of the International Biometric Society (2015), is member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the International Biometrics Society (2014-2017) and associate editor of Biometrics (2014-2017)
  • Rene Eijkemans, PhD (UMCU, Utrecht) is chair of the Budget and Finance Committee of the International Biometric Society (2014)
  • Marianne Jonker (Radboud UMC) is on the Representative Council of the  International Biometric Society (2018)
  • Grzegorczyk (RUG) is on the Representative Council of the  International Biometric Society (2018)
  • Dimitris Rizopoulos (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam) is on the Representative Council of the International Biometric Society (2014)
  • Marcos Malosetti (WUR) is on the Editorial Advisory Committee (2016)
  • Roula Tsonaka (LUMC, Leiden) is an associate editor of Biometrics (2013-2016)
  • Jelle Goeman (LUMC, Leiden) is member of the steering committee of the International Biometric Society’s Channel Network Region (2018-2022)
  • Sophie Swinkels (Danone, Utrecht) is member of the steering committee of the International Biometric Society’s Channel Network Region (2016-2019) and member of local organizing committee of Channel Meeting 2017
  • Fred van Eeuwijk (Biometris, Wageningen) is member of the program committee International Biometric Conference (2017-2019), member of JABES Editorial Management Committee (2014-2016) and president of the VVS-OR
  • Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat (LUMC, Leiden) is member of the program committee International Biometric Conference (2017-2019)
  • Egbert Biesheuvel (Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht) is representing PSDM as Council member (National contact) of the EFSPI
  • Stefan Driessen (Abbott Laboratories, Weesp) ) is representing PSDM as Council member (Second representative) of the EFSPI