Frans Hilgers

Medical and research background and activities

External and International Thesis Examinations
1. PM Sloane: Esophageal determinants of alaryngeal speech. PhD thesis, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; January 18, 1994; February 1995
2. Noortje Schwandt: Clinical aspects of postlaryngectomy voice prosthetic rehabilitation. University Groningen, December 21, 2005
3. Olivier ten Hallers: Accessory device fixation for voice rehabilitation in laryngectomized patients. University Groningen, November 1, 2006
4. B Risberg-Berlin: Olfactory function after total laryngectomy in Swedish patients after rehabilitation with the Nasal Airflow-Inducing Maneuver. PhD Thesis Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Institute of Clinical Sciences at The Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, December 20, 2008
5. Jajah Fachiroh:
New approaches for primary diagnosis and screening of nasopharyngeal carcinoma by using Epstein-Barr virus markers. Free University Amsterdam, July 1, 2009
6. Tom Geurts: Secondary lung cancer after head and neck cancer: diagnosis - differentiation - screening – survival. University of Amsterdam, December 3, 2010
7. Kevin Buijssen: Biofilms on silicone rubber voice prostheses. Importance of lactobacilli and surface modification. University Groningen, May 30, 2012
8. Ward van der Houwen: Development of a handsfree speech valve for laryngectomy patients. University Groningen, June 13, 2012
9. Maarten Wildeman: Current problems and possible solutions in the treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in Indonesia. University of Amsterdam, February 8, 2013
10. Annemarijn Kreeft: Functional inoperability of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. University of Amsterdam, March 22, 2013
11. Tjouwke van Kalkeren: Handsfree Voice Restoration; Clinical aspects of the development of a handsfree speech valve and its fixation for laryngectomy patients. University Groningen, January 22, 2014
12. Marlinda Adham: The role of EBV markers in diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Jakarta Indonesia. Free University Amsterdam, 2014
Ann-Jean Beck: Health technology assessment in head and neck cancer: (Cost-)effectiveness evaluation is key to implementation of innovation and rehabilitation. University of Amsterdam, September 16, 2020.
14. Manon van der Laaken: Doctor-Patient Communication in Head-and-Neck Cancer Follow-up Consultations; The role of the Distress Thermometer and Problem List. University of Amsterdam, October 20, 2021.
15. Maartje Leemans: Sticking to it: HME humidification, optimisation and fixation for laryngectomized patients. University of Amsterdam, June 28, 2023.