Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV)


Strategic Plan 2012-2016
The NOV is an ambitious, modern and professional organisation centred on orthopaedic care, the interest of its members and the changing context within which orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgeons operate.

The NOV has defined its ambitions in a strategic plan. In this plan its mission, goals and objectvies are defined as well as the activities for the coming years. Click here for the full text.

The motto for the period 2012-2016 is: "Orthopaedics keeps the Netherlands moving". To achieve this the following goals were defined:

Goal 1: The NOV aims for individual orthopaedic surgeons to provide scientifically-grounded, high-quality, measurable, and cost-effective medical care. To achieve this the NOV will
- Monitor the ratio of demand for orthopaedic care to the required manpower
- Evaluate and innovate this orthopaedic care by promoting orthopaedic scientific research

Goal 2: To be able to deliver this level of orthopaedic care, the NOV will further develop top-grade quality systems for individual orthopaedic surgeons and for patients.

Goal 3: The NOV aims to give orthopaedics more solid grounding in society (reputation, image, showing social and economic impact).

The NOV has about 1350 members i.e. active orthopaedic surgeons, retired surgeons, residents and also extra-ordinary members (non orthopaedic surgeons). Each year three General Assemblies are organized, in January, May and October.
Committees and Working Groups advise the Board on her policy and activities. The goals, objectives and the action programmes are all subordinate to the Mission Statement of the Association. That is the test framework for all present and future policy resolutions. Journal
The NOV publishes the Netherlands Journal of Orthopaedics (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Orthopedie, 4 issues/year) and participates in the Acta Orthopaedica.

Executive Board
Prof. R.G.H.H. Nelissen, MD, PhD, President
Hans-André Schuppers, MD, vice President
Wim Morrenhof, MD, PhD, Secretary General
Bart Schreuder, MD, PhD, Treasurer
Taco Gosens, MD, PhD, Scientific Secretary
Bart Burger, MD, PhD
Paul Zollinger, MD, PhD

Office address
Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV)
Chris R. van der Togt, MSc, managing director
Bruistensingel 128
5232 AC 's Hertogenbosch
+31 (73) 700 3410
+31 (73) 700 3419