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Below is a list of 103 conference talks and invited presentations.

2018

September 9: ‘An information design pathology: what causes information design diseases?’ IIID international symposium: ‘Information Design problems and solutions’. University of Bath, UK.

September 4-6: ‘Animated instructions for medicines. Assessing quality and effects?’ Design4Health conference. Sheffield Hallam University. Sheffield, UK.

June 25-28: [Co-presenters: Robert Harland, Veronika Kelly, Eamon Spelman] ‘Divergence and convergence in graphic design and communication design’. [Conversation CN14] Design Research Society DRS2018. Limerick, Ireland.

February 22-23: ‘Graphic design and visual arguments: about dialogues, persuasion, and common sense?’ EIMAD 2018 conference. Castelo Branco, Portugal.

2017

November 23-24: ‘Enabling patients to act appropriately: the Next steps’ PP&L 6.0. Sixth Annual Pharma Packaging and Labelling Forum. GLC Europe. Vienna, Austria.

October 26-27: ‘Teaching research at Masters level: reliable evidence and convincing arguments?’ IIID Vision+ conference on ‘Core competencies - information design in education’. Riga, Latvia.

September 22-23: ‘Plain language in health: could understandable information improve the use of medicines by patients?’ PLAIN conference. Graz, Austria.

2016

July 7: ‘Information about medicines: providing convincing evidence?’ ICTVC: Thessaloniki, Greece.

June 28: [Co-presenters: Stella Boess and Luke Feast] ‘Uses of argumentation theory and dialogic methods in the design research process’ DRS2016: A conversation. Brighton, UK.

June 22: ‘A patient centric approach to packaging?’ IQPC: Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labelling Summit, Geneva, Switzerland.

June 14: [Co-presenter: Marli van der Stelt] ‘Taking a closer look: Regulations and reality’ Informa: MedTech Summit, Brussels, Belgium.

April 20: ‘Communication design education: could nine reflections be sufficient?’ Graphic Design Educators Network (GDEN). Pedagogic Research symposium, Loughborough, UK.

2015

December 11: ‘How does packaging affect patients?’ PPIP Europe 2015 2nd Annual Pharma Packaging Innovation Programme. Munich (Germany).

December 2: ‘Packaging for patients: Regulations and reality’ EMPACK2015: ‘the future of packaging technology.’ Mechelen (Belgium).

November 27: ‘Informing patients: design, data, dialogues?’ GLC: 4th Annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Forum. Vienna (Austria).

October 29: ‘Regulatory considerations for packaging design’ Patient friendly pharmaceutical pack design. HCPC conference, Frankfurt (Germany).

October 28 [Co-presenter: Carien van der Have]: ‘Taking a closer look:regulations and reality’ Informa: The pharmaceutical and medical device labelling summit. Berlin (Germany).

October 27: [co-presenter: Carien van der Have] ‘The life of a diabetes patient: improving the readability of pharmaceutical drug labels’ The Pharmaceutical and Medical Device labelling summit, Berlin, Germany.

September 17-20: [co-presenter: Robert Linsky] ‘Getting the right people around the right table: ensuring success in a clear communications project’ PLAIN conference, Dublin, Ireland.

September 17-20: [co-presenter: Laura Sahm] ‘Health: communicating clearly about medications’ PLAIN conference, Dublin, Ireland.

September 4-6: ‘The influence of visual information on the effects of medicines’ IIID Vision Plus 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

May 8: ‘Information about medicines: legally correct, profitable, and enabling patients?’ Pharma Packaging Innovation Programme 2015, Munich, Germany.

2014

November 11-15: ‘Information about medicines: legally correct, profitable, and enabling patients?’ IC•Clear|Clarity, Antwerpen, Belgium. (waarde-ICclearAntwerpen-Nove2014-small-1.pdf)

October 28-29: ‘What do patients see and do with packaging and labelling?’ Informa Life Sciences: Pharmaceutical Packaging, Berlin, Germany.

October 1: ‘Hoe ontwerpen we begrijpelijke labels op verpakkingen?’ Nederlands Verpakkings Centrum (NVC) op MacroPak, Utrecht.

September 11-12: ‘What do patients see and do with packaging and labelling?’ GLC Packaging and Labelling Summit, Vienna, Austria.

June 22-27: ‘Information about medicines for patients in Europe: To impede or to empower?’ HCI International, 3rd International conference on Design, User experience, and Usability (DUXU). Heraklion, Crete, Greece. (Waarde-Crete-HCII-June2014.pdf)

June 16-19: ‘Graphic design: focus on nine professional reflections’ Design Research Society DRS conference, Umeå, Sweden. (Waarde-DRS-Umea-2014.pdf)

June 13: ‘Colour coded: van beelmakers en bijsluiters’ Thema avond in het kader van 55 jaar Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier. (Waarde AGA-13 Juni 2014.pdf)

June 10-11: ‘Information about medicines: What do patients get to see?’ Pharma iQ|IQPC, Basel, Switzerland: Pharmaceutical packaging and labeling summit. (Waarde-Basel-June2014-small.pdf)

March 26-27: ‘Do patients realize what tamper evidence is?’ Fleming Europe, Frankfurt, Germany.: Pharmaceutical packaging and labeling forum. (Waarde-Frankfurt-March2014-2.pdf)

March 14: ‘Graphic design? Convincing and worthwhile?’ AIGA Design Educators Conference ‘Connecting the dots’, Cincinnati, US.

2013

October 9-10: Pharmaceutical Labelling, Informa Life Sciences, London, UK. ‘Patient information leaflets. What should they look like in an ideal world?’

July 3-5: Design4Health, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. ‘Medical packaging for people: Using information about medicines.’ (download slides, 2.2 MB, pdf)

June 6-8: ICTVC, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. ‘Is there a cure for Graphic design dementia?’ (dowload slides, 790 KB, pdf)

March 19-20: PharmaPackaging and labeling conference. Fleming Europe, Berlin, Germany. ‘Better Information, Better Health! Reading and understanding information about medicines.’

2012

October 23-24: Pharmaceutical labelling and packaging summit. Informa Life Sciences, London, UK. ‘Exploring a patient perspective: what a patient really wants from a PIL.’

February 15: PharmaPackaging conference. IQPC, Berlin, Germany. ‘Designing information for patients: Combining legal-, financial- and health-criteria?’

January 13: International Design conference, Katowice, Poland. ‘Graphic design and research (Love at first sight or an arranged marriage?)’

2011

October 19-20. Pharmaceutical labelling and packaging summit. Informa Life Sciences, London, UK. Seminar ‘Looking at information about medicines: is it really what we want?’‚ and presentation ‘The visual design of information about medicines.’

September 11-14. ISType Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. ‘Typography in design curricula.’

August 28 - 31. 5th Information Design international Conference, Florianópolis, Brazil. ‘Designing information about medicines: the role of visual design.’

June 15-16. Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labelling summit 2011. Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ‘The Visual design of information about medicines.’

June 8. DIA Product information forum 2011. Conference, London, UK. ‘Innovative design to convey the message.’

April 29. TC Europe colloquium, Brussels, Belgium. ‘Producers, Regulators and Users: balancing conflicting demands in medical information.’

January 26-28. Rhetoric in Society III, Antwerp, Belgium. ‘The rhetoric of visual information about medicines.’

2010

December 17-19. VisionPlus 2010. Ahmedabad. India. ‘Information about Medicines for Patients: What Can We Learn from European Developments in the Last 20 Years?’

November 11. STIC. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ‘Medicijneninformatie: terminale teksten en palliatief design.’

October 21-22. Pharmaceutical labelling and packaging summit. Informa Life Sciences, London, UK. Seminar ‘Looking at information about medicines: is it really what we want?’‚ and presentation ‘The visual design of information about medicines.’

October 12-13. Clarity2010. Lisbon, Portugal. ‘Information about medicines: legal and visual arguments?’ + seminar: ‘visual arguments.’

June 19. 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC) Nicosia, Cyprus. ‘Graphic design and visual argumentation: a practical theory.’

April 20. Ljubljana, Slowenia. ‘Visual information about medicines for patients: Designing for Don Quixote?’

March 1. Rotary club, Tilburg, The Netherlands. ‘De vormgeving van informatie over medicijnen.’

January 11-15. Katowice, Poland. Responsibility in Graphic design. ‘Visual information about medicines for patients: Harmless mixture or toxic potion?’ (keynote)

2009

November 20-21, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. Invitational conference on ‘Design thinking.’

October 28. Pharmaceutical labelling and packaging summit. Informa Life Sciences, London, UK.

March 20. AKV|St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands. (Inaugural lecture): ‘On Graphic Design: listening to the reader?’

May 15. Rotary club. Antwerpen, Belgium. ‘Het ontwerpen van informatie: versiering of noodzaak?’

2008

August 25-29. InfoBula project. Curitiba, Brazil. ‘Information about medicines for patients.’

July 10-11. New Views. London, UK. ‘Snapshot of a professional practice. Graphic design in a medium sized city’.

June 25-27. Application of Information Design 2008. Eskilstuna, Sweden. ‘Information for patients: designing regulations before designing artifacts.’

June 13. Opening Graphic Design Museum. Character: designers and personality. Breda, The Netherlands: ‘Grafisch ontwerpen in Breda?’

June 2. Rotary club. Breda, The Netherlands. ‘Het ontwerpen van informatie: versiering of noodzaak?’

2007

November 8. Rotary club. Roosendaal, The Netherlands. ‘Het ontwerpen van informatie: versiering of noodzaak?’

September 25-26. Brussel, Belgium Pharmaceutical Labelling & Packaging Summit 2007. ‘Evaluating the response to the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) requirements.’

July 5-7. IIID Conference: Vision Plus 12. Information Design – Achieving measurable results. Schwarzenberg, Austria. ‘Measuring the quality of information about medicines: is design really benign?’

June 18-24. University of Macedonia. Thessaloniki, Greece: From verbal to graphic. 3rd international conference on Typography and visual communication. ‘The rhetoric of information about medicines.’

May 29-30. VisionGain conference. Pharmaceutical packaging & Labelling congress. ‘The readability testing of Package inserts: sensible and sensitive?’

April 11-13. EAD Conference, Izmir, Turkey. Dancing with disorder: design, discourse and disaster. ‘Information for People About Medicines: Why is it so Difficult to Swallow.’

March 29-30. IDA Conference, Greenwich, UK. ‘The rhetoric of information about medicines.’

2006

January 9-10. Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle. Challenges of design promotion in Europe conference. Paris, France. ‘Designing methods to enable people.’

January 26th. Complying with the new Medicines Legislation. IIR Conference London, UK. ‘Meeting the user readability testing requirements of the PIL.’

February 28th. Patient Information Forum. Manchester, UK. ‘Enabling people to act appropriately.’ Producing effective information for patients: the key issues.’

September 18-21th.  Complying with the new Medicines Legislation. IIR Conference London, UK. ‘Meeting the user readability testing requirements of the PIL.’

2005

July 7-9. Needs, trends and themes for information design. IIID. Vienna, Austria. ‘Health related information design.’

November 23 – 25. Labelling and packaging 2005 summit. IIR Conference London, UK. ‘Meeting the user readability testing requirements of the PIL.’ + Workshop ‘Usability testing.’

2004

January 22- 24. Document Design conference. Tilburg University. Tilburg, The Netherlands. ‘Information about medicines for patients.’

Visual design for an aging population. March 19. University of Washington. St Louis, USA. ‘Information about medicines for patients.’

June 24-29. 2nd international conference on typography and visual communication. University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. ‘Information for patients: Type matters ...’

November 25. Event STC Belgium chapter, Elewijt, Belgium. ‘Information about medicines for patients.’

September 14-17. International conference on communication in healthcare. (EACH). Brugge, Belgium. ‘Observing people and medical writing.’

September 29-30. E-labeling first: toward accessible medication information technology. Philadelphia, PA, USA. ‘Resolving conflicts among user requirements, regulations and technology.’

October 18-20. St Bride Institute. London, UK. Bad type. ‘Eurotypography: Setting standards?’

December 1-2. E-labeling first: toward accessible medication information technology. Philadelphia, PA, USA. ‘Resolving conflicts among user requirements, regulations and technology.’

2003

March 5-7. e-Ternal medical progress. Drug Information Association 15th annual Euromeeting. Rome, Italy. ‘Usability testing of product information.’

May 1-4. Communicational spaces. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. ‘Producers, regulators and users: balancing conflicting demands.’

May 28-29. 2byTwo: Growing a community of design practice. Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. ‘Balancing type.’

May 30-31. 2byTwo: Preparing for the future of knowledge presentation. Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. ‘Four reasons why visual information for patients is problematic.’ Video can be seen at: http://www.knowledgepresentation.org

September 8-11. SBDI Information Design International Conference. Recife, Brazil. ‘Designing information for patients.’

2002

August 28, Procomm, Brussels, Belgium. ‘Information Design.’

June 26-30. International conference on Typography & visual communication. Thessaloniki, Greece. ‘Balancing types: texts in annual reports.’

4-5 February. Readability testing and information for patients: the evolving regulatory regime. DIA Workhop. London, UK. ‘Visual presentation investigated.’

March 5th. The patient is waiting. DIA Euromeeting. Basel, Switzerland. ‘Readability.’

March 25th. Barrier free access to technical information. TCeurope. Brussels, Belgium. ‘Making information usable and understandable.’

2000

July 10. InfoDesign 2000. IDA conference. Coventry, UK. ‘Testing doubts.’

October 30-31. Readability testing. The regulator regime around patient package inserts. DIA conference. Brugge, Belgium. ‘Visual presentation investigated.’

[Co-presenter: Piet Westendorp] November 6-7. IIID Expert forum on manual design. Eskilstuna, Sweden. ‘Functions of arrows in instructional illustrations.’

1999

[Co-presenter: Piet Westendorp] IIID Vision Plus 6 conference. Vienna (Austria). ‘Illustrations in user instructions.’

1997

February 4. Doe-STIC. Utrecht, The Netherlands. ‘Vormgeving.’

May 29. ITRI-seminar. University of Brighton, Brighton, UK. ‘The visual presentation of patient package inserts.’

December 18. CLCN-symposium. Delft University, Delft, The Netherlands. ‘De wetenschapper als schrijfadviseur.’

1995

November 13-15. Forum 95. STC, STIC, Tekom. Dortmund, Germany. ‘Does a difference make a difference?’

1994

September 26-30. International symposium Public graphics. University of Utrecht, Lunteren, The Netherlands. ‘The graphic presentation of patient package inserts.’

1993

April 28. From Belgian patient package inserts to European user package leaflets. University of Ghent Medical school, Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, Ghent, Belgium.‘The graphic presentation of information.’

[co-presenter: Dr A. Paran] April 4-7. IATEFL 27th International Annual conference. Swansea, UK. ‘Squaring the circle.’

1992

May 13-14. The missing link. Patient education programmes in principle and practice. PCC Europe. London, UK. ‘The R&D of patient education.’