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Cees  Hertogh

Cees M.P.M. Hertogh is professor of elderly care medicine & geriatric ethics at the department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine of the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam. He chairs the research division on elderly care medicine and teaches at the medical faculty and the specialist training course for elderly care physicians (GERION). His research focuses on dementia, geriatric palliative care, geriatric rehabilitation and ethical issues in the care and treatment of vulnerable older people with multimorbidity. He has gained expertise in qualitative research, ethical issues in the use of assistive and surveillance technology, end-of-life-decision making and euthanasia in patients with dementia, advance care planning and (decisional) capacity. He is member of the Dementia Ethics Steering Committee of Alzheimer Europe and the INTERDEM group on early diagnosis and intervention in dementia.

He is one of the founders of the center for questions related to mental capacity issues (centrum voor wilsbekwaamheidsvragen).

Next to his work at VUmc, he works at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) as a member of the Task Force Antimicrobial Resistance in Bilthoven.