The Presidium Committee acts as a sounding board and think tank for strategic issues and the general running of the Health Council. It is consulted when the annual Work Programme is being drawn up, when periodic evaluations or audits are performed, and when working agreements with other institutions are considered. In addition, the Presidium Committee is involved in the selection procedure for a new (Vice) President or in the reappointment of the current President (in his absence).
The Presidium Committee consists of the Council’s President and Vice President, the (Vice) Chairpersons of both Standing Committees and the Chairpersons of the Permanent Committees. The Executive Director acts as the Committee’s secretary.
President: Prof. W.A. van Gool, President of the Health Council of the Netherlands
Vice president: Prof.J.M. Geleijnse, Vice President of the Health Council of the Netherlands
Member: Prof. I.D. de Beaufort, chairperson Permanent Committee on Preconception, prenatal and neonatal screening
Member: Prof. J. Gussekloo, chairperson Permanent Committee on Population Screening
Member: Prof. H. Kromhout, chairperson Permanent Committee on Electromagnetic Fields (EMV)
Member: Prof. R.C. van der Mast, chairperson Permanent Committee on Fitness to drive
Member: Prof. J.G. Nijhuis, vice chairman Standing Committee on Health Care
Member: Prof. F.G.M. Russel, chairperson Permanent Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS)
Member: Prof. M.H.N. Schermer, chairperson Permanent Committee on Public Health
Member: Prof. K. Stronks, vice chairperson Standing Committee on Public Health
Member: Prof. M. Visser, chairperson Permanent Committee on Nutrition
Member: F. Woudenberg, chairperson Permanent Committee on the Identification of Environmental and Health Issues
Member: Prof. G.A. Zielhuis, vice chairperson Permanent Committee on Vaccination
Executive director: Mr. M.C.Kerkhof, Executive director of the Health Council of the Netherlands