Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam

The collaboration between the departments of neurology and general practice at the AMC forms an excellent basis for the coordination of PRODEMOS as it did the HATICE trial (n= 2725) and the preDIVA trial (n=3526). The Department of Neurology has a longstanding history of clinical research in several fields including most prominently cognitive disorders and stroke. The academic Department of General Practice has a focus on clinical research in geriatric populations and is involved in large epidemiological studies.

Professor Willem A (Pim) van Gool has a special interest in dementia and delirium and he combines his academic affiliation with the Presidency of the Health Council of the Netherlands and a role as consultant in psychogeriatric mental health care. He has been the PI in several randomised controlled trials on cognitive decline and dementia. He heads the AMC research group with as main lines of research vascular factors in dementia, prevention of cognitive decline, and delirium. Together with Drs Richard and Moll van Charante, he was co-applicant of the FP7 HATICE study and the current PRODEMOS project.