Sabine, a specialist in Vascular Medicine, was practicing at in Amsterdam’s university hospital when she launched the non-profit stichting begeleide Zelfzorg (sbZ) which means Foundation for Supported Selfcare. sbZ started out as a on-line anti-coagulation clinic, and has morphed into a patient self-management and physician communication network. It’s now offered through Mediq, the Netherlands’ largest pharmacy chain. More recently Sabine & sbZ won a €775.000 prize from the Dutch government and are rolling out a new cardiovascular risk management on-line support service. Of course, those of you who just survived this harsh European winter are probably wondering why she ever left her birthplace of Curaçao in the Caribbean.