AGENDA

 

Future Activities:

2023

  • Tentative, end of March: 80th 'birthday' first kidney dialysis (27-03-1943). Program will be announced in due course.

2022

  • June 20 – 22: Dutch Nephrology Days, Veldhoven. Presentation on behalf of the WKS: John Jacobze: on dr. Kolff in wartime (1940-1945), dr. J.J.G. Offerman (internist-nephrologist, board member)
  • Day to be fixed in December: Presentation of the Kolff Prize
     

Past activities (summary):

 

2022:

  • March 24: Rotary Club, Kampen. Presentation on Dr. Kolff and the Willem Kolff Foundation by Prof. Ruud Bank (RUG; board member WKS).
  • Maria ter Welle Prize 2021 (previously postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic) to Marjo van Helden (NL).

2021

  • September 11, Kampen, Open Monument Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • View Kolff Museum Room
  • Location: Myosotis, Residential care complex, Engelenbergplantsoen 3. 
  • Minor public activities in connection with COVID-19 epidemic.

2020

  • No public activities related to COVID-19 epidemic.

2019

  • Maria ter Welle Prize awarded to Trijntje Kok-Steenbergen (dietitian at UMC Groningen) and Magda van Loon (nursing specialist at Maastricht UMC+). †
  • September 14, Kampen. Open Monument Day 10am-4pm. View the Kolff Museum Room. Location: Myosotis, Residential care complex, Engelenbergplantsoen 3.

2018

  • Nov 10, Kampen. Package 'Walk in the footsteps of doctor Kolff'. City walk from Kolff Archive to Kolff Museum Room, conducted by Herman Broers.
  • November 3, West Frisian Gasthuis, Hoorn. 25th anniversary dialysis center West-Fries Gasthuis, Hoorn.exhibition 'Robot Kidney Saves Man Here'. lectures by Herman Broers.
  • October 19, Hengelo. Ceremony naming Kolff Staete. with lecture by Herman Broers
  • October 12, CORPUS Leiden. Finale, Battle of the Universities. Science day with Kolff lecture
  • October 11, CORPUS Leiden. Willem Kolff Battle of the Universities 2018. Jubilee symposium.
  • September 8, Kampen. Open Monument Day 10am-4pm. View the Kolff Museum Room. Location: Myosotis, Residential care complex, Engelenbergplantsoen 3.
  • August 28, publication of new biography (by Herman Broers). The man who saved millions of lives. Doctor Willem Kolff 1911-2009

2017

  • Maria ter Welle Prize awarded to Sophie Luderer (dietitian at the Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen).

2016

  • Maria ter Welle Prize awarded to Peter Janssen (dialysis nurse Maastricht University Medical Center).

2015

  • Maria ter Welle Innovation Prize awarded to Renske Karens (NL).

2014

  • Battle of the Universities 2014 (Eindhoven), in collaboration with the Dutch Kidney Foundation and 100 Years of Philips Research. Poster winner: Radboud UMC. Maria ter Welle Innovation Prize awarded to Noeleen Berkhout – Byrne (NL).

2013

  • Awarded Kolff Prize to H. David Humes.
  • Maria ter Welle Innovation Prize awarded to Paul Gundlach (NL)

2012

  • Maria ter Welle Innovation Prize awarded to Trudeke Struijk – Wielinga (NL).

2011

  • Opening exhibition: 'Kolff, Kunstnier, Kampen', in Stedelijk Museum Kampen (November 19, 2011 to January 15, 2012).
  • Awarded Kolff Prize to Prof. dr. Dr. H. Clevers.
  • First edition of the 'Battle of the Universities' (Leiden), a 24-hour competition between young researchers with the Van Noordwijk Stipendium as the starting point, in collaboration with the Kidney Foundation.
  • Poster winner 2011: Erasmus MC.

2010

  • Awarded Van Noordwijk Stipendium to Eline A. van Amerongen (Utrecht).

2009

  • Awarded Kolff Prize to Prof. dr. Dr. Donald B. Olsen.
  • Maria ter Welle Innovation Prize awarded to Jannie Smit (NL).

2008

  • Opening Kolff Museum Room. Location: Myosotis, Kampen.
  • Awarded Van Noordwijk Stipendium to Johannes P. van Dijk (Nijmegen). The Van Noordwijk Stipendium is named after the co-inventor of the artificial kidney, J. van Noordwijk.

2004

  • Awarded Kolff Prize to Prof. dr. Dr William H. Dobbele (posthumously).
  • Maria ter Welle Innovation Prize awarded to Judy Columbo (US).
  • Willem Kolff's last visit to Kampen. Inspects his bust, Engelenbergplantsoen 3, Kampen.

2003

  • Awarded Kolff Prize to Prof. dr. Dr. Jacobus van Noordwijk.
  • Maria ter Welle Innovation Prize awarded to Heidemarie Alexander (Germany). The Maria ter Welle prize is named after Sister Maria ter Welle who worked with Dr Kolff during the first experimental phase of artificial kidney development.
  • Willem Kolff Foundation is established by notarial deed.

2002

  • Awarded Kolff Prize to Prof. dr. dr. C.J.M. Hattinga-Verschure.

2001

  • Award of the Kolff Prize to Drs. A. Uncles.

2000

  • Awarded the Kolff Prize to Prof. Dr. G. Zilvold.

1999:

  • Kolff Prize awarded to Catherien Jansen.

1998

  • First award of the Kolff Prize to Ineke Wever. The Kolff Prize is an international prize for a person who has carried out groundbreaking research or has made a revolutionary invention.