Conference committee

Who are we?

Being a medical specialist in acute care you often encounter other colleagues in the setting of an acute patient. In these moments cooperation is of great importance. Nevertheless, most congresses and refresher courses are organized from a specific focus area.

In 2017, the idea was born to organize an innovative conference, joining together all specialties involved in the general care of the critically ill patient. Annemarie van der Velden, Emergency physician and initiator, has looked for like-minded colleagues. Together they form a team that is focused on exchanging experiences and promoting cooperation.

ResusNL is an innovative medical congress, stimulating everyone to become even better in treating critically patients.

We would like to welcome you to the heart of Amsterdam and share ideas, skills and ambitions on resuscitation! This is ResusNL!

Martiene Riedijk


My name is Martiene Riedijk. My heart was stolen in the ICU during my internal medicine training which eventually lead to becoming an intensivist in 2016. I am passionate about the deepest wishes and concerns of my patients, about education, about teamwork and about sharing enthusiasm and knowledge. Joining forces with colleagues you trust always leads to the best patient care, I believe. So I’m very proud to be part of the first organizing team of ResusNL!

Tanca Minderhoud


During my training years as internist, I discovered that I liked treating my patients in the Emergency Department most. In acute situations in the ED, I was often impressed by teamwork, but also challenged as by the differences in priorities and type of thinking. Through open communication and SoMe, I try to exchange knowledge with others involved in acute care. I am convinced that the ResusNL conference will be stimulating, innovative and provide new insights!

Annemarie van der Velden

Emergency Physician

During my training as an emergency medicine resident, I discovered that caring for the critically ill patient is my passion. After residency I focused myself on this group of patients and their care. However, to me this always is a team effort; wether it’s just you and your team of nurses and techs or the extended team of consultants from different specialties. In both cases clear communication and understanding eachothers’ points of view are key in working together. I hope ResusNL will bring you and your collegues together in caring for the critically ill patients. Understanding eachother and training together are the start of the great patient care we all want to deliver.

Hans van Schuppen


Treating critical patients is complex and challenging. It involves difficult decisions, time critical interventions and high stakes. In order to meet up with these requirements, we need to get all the basics right, work as a team in which each role is important and create a culture of excellence. To achieve this, we need to work with great passion for our patients every day. It is this passion what drives me to organize ResusNL, together with my colleagues. I am an anesthesiologist with a special interest in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and human factors. Next to my clinical work, I teach in various courses and am working on PhD research on airway management and ventilation during prehospital advanced life support. I am looking forward to meet you in Amsterdam!

Scientific committee

We would like to welcome you to the heart of Amsterdam and share ideas, skills and ambitions on resuscitation! This is ResusNL!

We focus on improving resuscitation by:

  • Getting the basics right

  • Multidisciplinary teamwork

  • Exchanging knowledge & skills

  • Short & inspirational speeches

  • Innovative ideas


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital and financial, cultural, and creative center, with more than 850.000 inhabitants. Amsterdam is known for the canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. The city has a heritage back to the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, as well as a diverse art scene, and a bustling nightlife.


OBA, the Amsterdam Public Library

Download the ResusNL app!

In the app you can get in touch with participants and speakers. The detailed program is also available.

Search for “ResusNL” in the app store.

Please contact Interactie Opleidingen for information.