Meet the partners

a double interview

The Dutch Network for Cardiovascular Research (WCN) and Health~Holland are institutes with two different areas of expertise and goals, but also two partners of the DCVA with a joint mission. Find out what they stand for, where their ambitions overlap and how they strengthen the DCVA.

The DCVA is an interdisciplinary partnership of twelve leading organisations representing patients, academia, healthcare professionals, industry and government. Although they have joined forces to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease, each of these partners also has its own background, ideas, ideals and goals.

Meet the partners

In this third edition of Meet the partners we interview Fabrice Martens (left), President of WCN, and Carmen van Vilsteren (right), Chair of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (Health~Holland). WCN and Health~Holland come from two completely different areas, but can reinforce each other within the DCVA. We ask them three questions, after which they ask each other an extra question.

'Focus on our patients’ health is at the heart of all we do. WCN is a dedicated partner and delivers high quality clinical research.'

Meet WCN

'By attracting funding, sharing best practices, taking a connective role and communicating as one voice we want to represent the innovative Life Sciences & Health sector on both a national and international level.'

Meet Health~Holland