Speakers

Prof Dr Walter Van Dyck
Prof Dr Walter Van Dyck
Director Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre & KU Leuven, Pharmacology
Koen Kas
Prof Dr Koen Kas
Founding CEO of Healthskouts
Yvonne Denier 
Prof Yvonne Denier
Professor of health care ethics at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven

Prof Dr Brecht Cardoen 
Prof Dr Brecht Cardoen
Head of the MINOZ Research Centre at Vlerick

Hendrik Lambert 

Prof Dr Ir Hendrik Lambert
Ghent University, Department of Radiation, Oncology and Experimental Cancer Research

    Carine Vande Voorde 

    Prof Dr Carine Vande Voorde
    Senior Health Economist at the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE)

    Jelle Van De Velde 

    Jelle Van De Velde
    Co-founder Emma.health

    Servaas Binge 

    Dr Servaas Bingé
    Co-founder Emma.health

    Lieve Brochez 

    Prof Dr Lieve Brochez
    Dermatology, University Hospital Ghent

      Kim Van Daele 

      Dr Kim Van Daele
      CMO, AZ Damiaan

      Eline Maes 

      Eline Maes
      Business Consultant Healthcare, Möbius Business Redesign

      Bieke Van Gorp 

      Bieke Van Gorp
      Co-founder & COO, Qompium

      Prof Dr Filip Roodhooft

      Prof Dr Filip Roodhooft
      Partner Vlerick Business School

      Jan-Willem Hoste 

      Jan-Willem Hoste

      Yves Moreau 

      Prof Dr Yves Moreau
      Professor ESAT KU Leuven

      Lieven Moke
      Dr Lieven Moke
      Head of Orthopaedic Spine Unit, KU Leuven

      Joan Van Loon 
      Joan Van Loon
      Enterprise Sales Unit Director, IBM Belux

      Ann Belien
      Dr Ann Beliën
      Founder & CEO Rejuvenate Biomed NV

      Guy Tegenbos 

      Guy Tegenbos
      Journalist and Columnist at De Standaard

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      Walter Van Dyck

      Prof Dr Walter Van Dyck
      Director Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre

      Monitor of the track "Pharma solutions"

      Walter is associate professor of Technology & Innovation Management at Vlerick and director of the school’s Healthcare Management Centre – and his research focuses on innovation in healthcare. Before moving into the world of academia, Walter was a senior strategy consultant at PwC and IBM – where he worked with global pharmaceutical and biotech companies on R&D and innovation management.

      Walter has a DBA from Cranfield University School of Management, a BA and MA from the Royal Military Academy Brussels and an MBA from Vlerick.

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      Koen Kas

      Prof Dr Koen Kas
      CEO, Healthskouts
      Session: Plenary debate - Prevention and prediction: creating health by delight

      Koen has a vision – to make healthcare delightful, personalised and ultimately, preventative. As founding CEO of Healthskouts and a partner at HealthStartup, Koen develops and implements disruptive healthcare innovations, organises hackathons and builds digital health start-ups. He’s a Health House ambassador and serves on the boards of numerous life sciences companies.

      Koen is a professor at Ghent University. He chairs the European Cancer Prevention Organization’s scientific committee – and is editor of mHealth Journal and the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. His published works include Sick No More and Your Guide to Delight.

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      Yvonne Denier

      Prof Yvonne Denier
      Plenary debate - Professor of health care ethics at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven
      Session: Prevention and prediction: medical ethics

      Yvonne Denier is a philosopher and ethicist, professor of healthcare ethics in the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law and an expert in theories of justice in health care. Her research focuses on philosophical, social, cultural and organizational ethics in health care. She is ethical advisor of the Zorgnet-Icuro Care Network Flanders and a member of various local ethics committees. She is also a member of the Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics, which advises the Belgian government. Yvonne is section editor of the journal BMC Medical Ethics and coordinator of the international intensive course on “Justice and Priority Setting in Health Care.

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      Brecht Cardoen

      Prof Dr Brecht Cardoen
      Head of the MINOZ research centre at Vlerick Business School

      Monitor of the track "Hospital solutions"

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      Carine Vande Voorde 
      PROF DR CARINE VANDE VOORDE

      Senior Health Economist at the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE)
      Session: Future outlook on the Belgian hospital sector

      Carine is a senior health economist at the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE). She also teaches health economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Medicine at KU Leuven. Her research focuses on hospital organisation and payment systems – and she has been involved in producing several KCE reports on this topic. Carine holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Leuven.

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      Jelle Van De Velde

      Jelle Van De Velde
      Co-founder, emma.health
       
      Session: From ‘sick-care’ to GP-facilitated health-care

      Tech entrepreneur Jelle believes prevention is better than cure. That’s why he co-founded emma.health, a digital platform for data-driven, personalised and preventative healthcare.

      After studying marketing communications at EHSAL, Jelle gained his MBA from Flanders Business School. His first start-up PLAYLANE was bought by Cartamundi. He remained on the board of the organisation for several years, then decided it was time to start his next business. In 2017 he launched The Connected Loop – and a year later, emma.health.

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      Servaas Bingé

      Dr Servaas Bingé
      Co-founder, emma.health 
      Session: From ‘sick-care’ to GP-facilitated health-care

      Servaas is an innovative healthcare specialist who focuses on sports medicine. As well as being team doctor of Lotto-Soudal Pro Cycling Team, he is a GP and sport physician. Servaas is also a co-founder of emma.health – an organisation that is using world-leading technology to work towards data-driven, personalised and preventative healthcare.

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      Kim Van Daele

      Dr Kim Van Daele
      CMO, Az Damiaan
      Session: How to keep the AZ Damiaan ship floating on the silver waves?

      Kim is a healthcare practitioner with a keen interest in hospital and healthcare management. A qualified psychiatrist and psychodynamic psychotherapist, Kim spent 20 years working in mental health and specialised in trauma and personality disorders. He became Chief Medical Officer of a psychiatric hospital in 2010, and remained there until 2017.

      He is now the Chief Medical Officer at Az Damiaan in Ostend – a dynamic hospital that’s tackling the challenges facing healthcare. He also works in private practice.

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      Eline Maes
      Business Consultant, Möbius 
      Session: How to keep the AZ Damiaan ship floating on the silver waves?

      Eline’s background is in applied economics. But when she started working at Möbius, she discovered a passion for healthcare. A key member of Möbius’ healthcare team, Eline focuses on patient experience and value-based healthcare. She helps organisations to be more patient-centric by measuring patient needs and experience, implementing a personalised approach and facilitating collaboration. She also supports hospitals with strategic planning. As well as her role at Möbius, Eline is involved in the integrated action plan for burnout prevention – a project spearheaded by Belgian Minister for Healthcare Maggie De Block.

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      Bieke Van Gorp

      Bieke Van Gorp
      Co-founder & COO, FibriCheck 
      Session: Fibricheck, smartphone-based cardiac rhythm measurement: How to grow internationally?

      After gaining an MBA from KU Leuven and a Masters in Finance from LSBE, Bieke started her professional life at BNP Paribas Fortis. She worked on mergers and acquisitions in Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and New York – before moving to Pomin, where she advised on strategy and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions.

      In 2013, Bieke began to move into the mobile health space. She started her own company, FibriCheck, which develops diagnostic apps – where she draws on her strategic expertise and legal background as a certified Data Protection Officer.

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      Filip Roodhooft

      Prof Dr Filip Roodhooft
      Partner Vlerick Business School

      Session: Cost prediction in healthcare

      Filip teaches accounting at KU Leuven and Vlerick. His current research focuses on value-based healthcare in hospitals – and he’s published several papers on hospital cost control.

      Filip has taught on executive development programmes at many institutions – including London Business School, Rochester MBA programme in Bern, Antwerp Management School and Leti-Lovanium in St Petersburg. He is on the board of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and the Financial Executives Institute of Belgium (FEIB). He also sits on the board of RealDolmen and chairs its Audit Committee.

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      Jan-Willem Hoste

      Jan-Willem Hoste
      Manager Antelope Dx, Ghent University
      Session: Antelope Diagnostics: Lab-on-a-chip solution predicting STDs

      Jan-Willem is currently co-responsible for the spin-out of Antelope Diagnostics, a Ghent University startup. Antelope Diagnostics presents a doctor-at-home platform that allows consumers and first-line health-care professionals to have on-the-spot access to key health parameters. The Antelope technology offers clinical lab performance at a consumer price-tag and with the ease of use of a pregnancy test. The technology relies heavily on cutting-edge silicon photonics, developed at the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University.

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      Yves Moreau

      Prof Dr Yves Moreau
      Professor of Engineering, University of Leuven
      Session: Artificial intelligence in drug discovery and precision medicine

      A professor at the University of Leuven, Yves develops computational strategies and tools for data analysis in orphan genetic disorders. He is also co-founder of Data4S, a data mining company which is now part of BAE Systems – and Cartagenia, now part of Agilent Technologies.

      Yves is a fellow and member of the board of the International Society for Computational Biology. He is keen to explore how technology and AI are transforming our world – and how we can make sure this transformation benefits everyone.

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      Lieven Moke

      DR LIEVEN MOKE
      Head of Orthopaedic Spine Unit, KU Leuven
      Session: Leveraging the understanding of costs: A case about Spine

      With doctoral degrees in Medicine and Orthopaedics, and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Lieven started his career as an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at University Hospitals Leuven in 2010. After finishing his additional spinal deformity surgery training in the Institut Calot, Berck-sur-Mer, France, he graduated as a Eurospine-certified spine specialist in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2013. In 2018, he was awarded his PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven − his thesis was entitled ‘Determinants of Health-related Quality of Life in patients with adult spinal deformity. Additional Value of Dynamic Biomechanical Measures’, which he completed with the support of a Clinical PhD Fellowship from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).

      Today, Lieven provides surgical care at University Hospitals Leuven for adult patients suffering from scoliosis, where he is also responsible for the clinical scientific research in adult spinal deformity at the Institute for Orthopaedic Research and Training (IORT). Currently, he is enhancing his executive skills through the Surgical Leadership Program at Harvard Medical School (USA).

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      Joan Van Loon
      Joan Van Loon
      Enterprise Sales Unit Director, IBM Belux
      Session: Cognitive future of health

      Joan has more than 20 years’ experience in business management and management consulting. After gaining degrees in health economics, applied economics and nursing, Joan started his career as an economist. He then moved into the consulting world to work at Coopers & Lybrand (which later became PwC). IBM later took over PwC Consulting – and since then Joan has held several management positions. He is currently the Enterprise Sales Unit Director for IBM Belux. Joan is also an ambassador for IBM Watson and spokesperson for IBM Belgium.

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      Ann Beliën 
      Dr Ann Beliën
      Founder & CEO, Rejuvenate Biomed NV
      Session: Increasing the health span of human life through repurposed medicines

      Ann’s career in R&D has taken her to the US, Netherlands and Switzerland – and from drug development and diagnostics to starting her own company.

      While working at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Ann had the opportunity to explore and develop her idea for healthy aging. After consulting experts and designing a proof of concept, she left J&J to launch Rejuvenate Biomed – which is now part of the Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLINX community.

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      Guy Tegenbos 
      Guy Tegenbos
      Journalist and Columnist at De Standaard
      Session: Moderator pleanary debate - Prevention and prediction in healthcare

      While studying political sciences at the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven, Guy Tegenbos began his career working for both universities. In 1979 he moved to the Flemish ministers for Culture and Education. And in 1984 he joined De Standaard where he worked as political editor and commentator for nearly thirty years. Today he is a journalist and columnist for De Standaard. His focus is on education, health, social security, social and welfare policy, and corporate governance.

      He’s also an active member of the non-profit organisations Bednet, Hart voor Handicap and Konekt – as well as the Vlaamse Eerstelijnsconferentie.

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