Finance Director – Leo Boelaarts (Netherlands)

Leo Boelaarts, born August 16th 1959 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1988 MSc in Psychology and Medicine.
1990 MD.
1993-1996 Executive Board Member of the Dutch Junior Society of Geriatric Medicine.
1996-1997 President of the Dutch Junior Society of Geriatric Medicine.
1997-2000

Consultant Geriatric Medicine in the Leyenburg Hospital, the Hague.

2000-

Consultant Geriatric Medicine in Medical Centre Alkmaar, Alkmaar. 

2002-2003
and 2005-2008
Medical Manager of the Department of Geriatric Medicine.
1998-2003 Executive Board Member of the Dutch Society of Geriatric Medicine.
2002-2011 Full Board Member of the European Union Medical Specialists (EUMS)-Geriatric Medicine Section.
2002-2011  Full Board Member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).
2011 Preparation and presentation for the Full Board of the Bid book for the EUGMS congress in 2013 and 2014.
2007- Head of the Teaching Programme for MD’s in Geriatric Medicine in Medical Centre Alkmaar, a large Teaching Hospital in Alkmaar.
As a member of the MCA Central Training Committee he is actively participating in education programmes for medical students, residents and fellows in training, GP’s and nurses.

His (PhD) research focuses on characterizing and diagnosing elderly patients in a geriatric memory outpatient clinic using biomarkers.
He was Principal Investigator in a number of Phase III Pharmaceutical trials in Alzheimers Disease. Presently he is co-investigator in a Dutch multicenter trial on the profylactic effect of haldol on the incidence of delirium in acutely admitted patients (the HARPOON trial), co-investigatior in a Dutch multicenter trial on the efficacy of Souvenaid, a medical food developed for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AWARE study), and co-investigator in a Dutch multicenter trial on the use of MRI and CSF in a real life multicenter local memory clinics cohort, a substudy of the ABIDE national project (Alzheimer’s Biomarkers in Daily Practice).

He frequently participates as a speaker in meetings to inform dementia patients and their caregivers.