iPSpine’s Patient Symposium 2024

This symposium is open for registrations. Fill out our registration form here.

*We will only have 30 spots so secure yours before they run out!

Chronic lower back pain (LBP) stands as a formidable global health challenge, affecting millions of individuals of all ages and backgrounds each year. Chronic LBP impacts quality of life, productivity, and economic stability worldwide. As the leading cause of disability and morbidity, chronic LBP imposes a large burden on individuals, families, healthcare systems, and economies.

In response to this pressing issue, iPSpine stands at the forefront of pioneering research and innovation. Leveraging the massive potential of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and cutting-edge biomaterials, iPSpine is dedicated to revolutionizing LBP treatment. Through collaborative efforts between academia, industry, and clinical practice, iPSpine aims to translate discoveries from laboratory models into tangible advancements in patient care.

Event Details:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eva Jacobs

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Eva Jacobs as our keynote speaker for the symposium. Dr. Jacobs is a respected figure in the field of spine surgery, renowned for her extensive research contributions and clinical expertise. With a focus on spinal deformities and pediatric orthopedics, Dr. Jacobs brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the symposium stage. Join us as Dr. Jacobs shares her insights on advancements in spine surgery, offering a thoughtful perspective on the intersection of research and clinical practice.


Coffee, Snacks, and Introductions (14:00-14:30)

  • Settle into our symposium with a warm cup of coffee and some snacks.

Welcome & Ice Breaker Activity (14:30-15:00)

  • A fun activity to get to know yourself and us better.

Current Landscape of LBP Treatment in the Netherlands (15:00-15:45)

  • Insights into existing treatment modalities and challenges, presented by Dr. Eva Jacobs.

Comfort break (15:45-16:00)

iPSpine: Revolutionizing LBP Treatment (16:00-16:45)

  • Overview of iPSpine’s innovative approach and progress.

Breakout Discussions and Drinks (16:45-17:45)

  •  In-depth discussions with our researchers and Dr. Eva Jacobs in small groups.

Closing (18:00)

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  • We would love to have you.
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How to get there:

The easiest way to get to Hotel Breukelen via train would be to take the train to Breukelen station. Breukelen station is well-connected and served by frequent train services. Here’s a general guide to help you plan your journey:

From Amsterdam:

Take a direct train from Amsterdam Central Station to Breukelen station. Trains to Breukelen run regularly throughout the day.

From Utrecht:

Board a direct train from Utrecht Central Station to Breukelen Station. The journey typically takes around 10-15 minutes.

From Rotterdam/The Hague:

Travel to Utrecht Central Station first and then transfer to a train heading to Breukelen. The total journey time from Rotterdam or The Hague to Breukelen will depend on the specific train connections.

From Schiphol Airport:

Take a train from Schiphol Airport to Breukelen station. The journey usually takes approximately 30-40 minutes with a transfer at Amsterdam Central Station or Utrecht Central station.

From other cities in the Netherlands:

Check the Dutch Railways (NS) website or app for train schedules and connections from your departure city to Breukelen station. 

Once you arrive at Breukelen station, Hotel Breukelen is typically within walking distance (4-6 minutes). You can use navigation apps or inquire at the station for directions to the hotel.

Have any questions?

Should you have any questions about the symposium, please contact our event coordinator and communications expert at: christopher.kruger@catalyze-group.com