2nd Dutch meeting on Clinical NLP

Tuesday 2 November 2021, 12:00—17:00h.
Nijmegen, Radboud University
Huygens building, room HG00.303

Discussion Theme: Towards a Research Community for Sharing Healthcare Records for Natural Language Processing

The meeting discusses recent advances in the usage of Natural Language Processing (NLP) on Clinical data. The first Dutch meeting on Clinical NLP was held in Utrecht in 2019.


Registration is needed for the catering. Please register before 27 October.

Draft Schedule

12.00 - 13.00 Welcome (with lunch) and introductory round

13.00 - 14.00 3 talks:

14.15 - 15.15 3 talks:

15.30 - 16.30 3 talks:

16.30 - 17.00 Discussion (issues collected during talks)

Call for Contributions (Closed)

We solicit short presentations (15 to 20 minutes) from researchers covering recent work, including work in progress and work that is recently published at journals and/or conferences in the field or made available via data and software sharing platforms like Zenodo or Github. Please email the title and abstract of your presentation to [CLOSED] before 12 October 2021.

Now that electronic health records are commonly used, the availability of clinical texts is growing. This workshop discusses the automatic analysis of textual clinical health data to advance medical research and improve healthcare related services. We especially encourage presentations discussing possibilities to share clinical texts, models and tools for clinical natural language processing (NLP). In practice, privacy- and legal regulations prevent the free sharing and combination of electronic health records themselves, but de-identified texts, NLP tools and intermediate results may be shared. We hope that sharing will promote cooperation within the Dutch-speaking countries, as well as advance the research in Clinical NLP in those countries. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:


We recommend public transport, taking the train either to station Nijmegen Heyendaal, or to Nijmegen Central Station and then Bus 10 to Heyendaal. Get out at bus stop Huygensgebouw. During rush hour, busses go between Nijmegen station and campus Heyendaal every five minutes. Read More


Registration is needed for the catering. Please register before 27 October.