Dr. Janwillem Kocks University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

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Janwillem Kocks is General Practitioner at the Academic General Practice Groningen, the Netherlands and is Assistant Professor at the department of General Practice at the University Medical Center Groningen,
He obtained his medical degree in 2004 at the University of Groningen. In January 2005 he started his PhD research... read moreat the department of general practice at the University Medical Center Groningen and the Groningen Research Institute on Asthma and COPD (GRIAC) resulting in his thesis “Towards health status guided care in COPD”. He combined his PhD training with the specialist training for general practitioner and graduated as general practitioner in March 2009.
He was visiting senior research fellow at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand between July 2013 and February 2014 where he still holds an honorary position.
Furthermore, he started his company Miegum in 2001, developing Internet based software applications.
He founded, amongst others, the Dutch AIOTHO network (general practitioners trainees combining their training with research). He developed the Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) and H2020 FRESH AIR web platforms. He is member of the COPD Astma Huisartsen Advies Groep (CAHAG) research committee and the IPCRG UNLOCK initiative.
He is secretary of the General Practice and Primary care Group of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)
His current research focuses on diagnosis and individualised management of both asthma and COPD in primary care.