News 2017

COBALA participates in the business market Sustainability Summit

COBALA was invited by the Sustainability Summit at the International Airport Breda. COBALA selected 3 of the 17 themes from the UN Global Goals to contribute to sustainability; 3 Good Health and Well Being, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth and 13. Responsible Consumption and Production.

For an impression of how we collaborate with companies, politics and government to contribute to sustainability in Brabant / Zeeland, you can view the film of the Sustainability Summit.

More information can be found at:

Invited by the British Medical Journal

The Editor in Chief, Fiona Godlee, of the BMJ invited COBALA at the annual Friends of the Journal drinks reception  on December 18th in London. It is a great honor for COBALA to be invited by the Editor in Chief by one of the best and independent medical journals as the BMJ.

Dr Carla Peeters CEO of COBALA started as a patient reviewer for the BMJ in 2015. Her blog on the economic value of patients in the improvement of healthcare was published in March 24, 2015.

The British Medical Journal is a global brand with a worldwide audience and help medical organisations and clinicians tackle today’s most critical healthcare challenges. The BMJ does this by publishing the newest, cutting edge academic research, providing professional development solutions and creating clinical decision support tools. The BMJ states Improving healthcare requires independent and unbiased information. The vision of the BMJ is creating a healthier world

The BMJ is the first ever medical journal to receive the patients included award for its strategy to encourage doctors and patients to work together as partnerships to improve healthcare. For more information please visit the website of the BMJ.

On Friday, February 3rd 2017, Dr. Carla Peeters was speaker at the Laego* congress on the subject of malnutrition and pressure ulcers.

The theme for the conference this year, where 100 general practitioners and specialists in geriatric medicine participated, was' Meaning’. 

Carla Peeters was invited to speak following her interview in the ZonMW** monitoring report on meaning in care. In this interview she presents her holistic approach to health. On the subject of malnutrition and pressure ulcers she previously wrote an article "Pressure ulcer prevention pays off " and a blog: "Malnutrition is underestimated" for Skipr, a leading magazine for the healthcare sector [linkje invoegen naar de website van COBALA] . 

Further information about the congress can be found on Leago’s website 

* Laego was established as a national network of GP’s under geriatrics. We aim to optimize primary care for the elderly, both dwelling elderly people and for elderly people in a nursing home.

** ZonMw, the Dutch organization for health research and care innovation. ZonMw stimulates the entire innovation cycle with all kinds of subsidy programs.

On the 3rd  of February, Dr Carla Peeters was supervisor of one of the workshops at the Bilderberg Conference of VNO-NCW.

The workshop was a dialogue on how to increase the resilience of people, organizations and the Netherlands in relation to the campaign of VNO-NCW. Netherlands Next Level. Entrepreneurs, politicians, professors, students and executives from organizations participated in The Bilderberg Conference.

Further information about the Bilderberg Conference can be found here.


The article 'Personalised approach' lacking in debate about medications in psychiatry, is published by Association Innovative Medicines (former Nefarma).

The article 'Personalised approach' lacking in debate about medications in psychiatry, is published by Association Innovative Medicines (former Nefarma).

Association Innovative Medicines: the association for innovative medicines in The Netherlands - is the industry association for the Dutch branches of innovative pharmaceutical companies. The association is not active in the field of generic or non-prescription drugs but is strongly involved with companies focused on biotechnological medicines.

Read the article here. (in Dutch).

The article 'Personalised approach' lacking in debate about medications in psychiatry

The article 'Personalised approach' lacking in debate about medications in psychiatry is published in the well known Dutch magazine in healthcare SKIPR. Read the article here. Visit SKIPR (Dutch).