Professional address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CHU Saint
Pierre, Free University of Brussels, Rue Haute 290, 1000 Brussels
Phone: 32 (2) 535.34.08 Fax: 32 (2) 535.34.09
Born in Antwerp 08.03.57, Belgian nationality
Languages: French, English, Flemish, Hebrew
Education: Medicine: Vrije Universiteit Brussel. June 1982 (Grote onderscheiding)
Pré-specialisation : Gynaecologie and Obstetrics Title of thesis « :Luteinized
unruptured follicle syndrome » (Grootste ondescheiding)
Training in obstetrics and gynaecology 1982- 1987.
Aggregatie Thesis (the Belgian equivalent to a PhD Thesis) 1994
Title : « Bone Mineral Status and Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Prevention »
Clinical experience: Currently Head of a Clinical in the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CHU Saint Pierre, a university hospital of the free
universities of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Vrije Universiteit
Brussel). Head of the menopause and osteoporosis clinic.
Research experience: Current Head of the « Laboratory of gynaecology and
obstetrics” of the “Université Libre de Bruxelles” at the CHU Saint Pierre.
Extensive experience in the initiation of studies, writing of designs, reports and
articles. Participation in international clinical trials, experience as adviser in boards
of clinical trials.
Publications : Author of more than 100 peer review articles (medline),
most of them as first or last author.
Education experience: Current Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the
Université Libre de Bruxelles (since 1999).
Promotor of more than 30 thesises at the end of medical school for candidates
who want to specialise in gynaecolgy and obstetrics
Promotor of one Thèse d’aggrégation (PhD Thesis) by Prof.Dr Annick
Delvigne : Contribution to Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
Other Scientific experience: Actual editor for supplements Maturitas, ex-associate
editor of Human Reproduction and of the International Journal of Fertility and
Menopausal Studies » Member of the editorial review board of different journals:
« Climacteric, Menopause Reviews, Endocrinological gynaecology and menopause »
and reviewer for many journals:. British Medical Journal, Maturitas, Women & 2
Health, Climacteric, International journal of fertility, Drugs, Gynaecological and
Obstetric Investigation, Cochrane collaboration database.
Communication skills: Regularly invited speaker at international and national
meetings. Experience in organising international and national meetings.
Mission/ expert/consultant Expert for the « commission de transparence des
médicaments » in Belgium, invited expert in France for the ANAES (05/2004) on «
Traitements hormonaux substitutifs de la ménopause »
Scientific societies : Current secretary general of the European Menopause Society
(EMAS), Past president and current secretary of the Belgian Menopause society,
board member of the Belgian Bone Club; member of many other scientific societies
such as the Endocrine society, ASBMR, International Menopause Society.
Distinction and prizes: Fondation Vésale (Bourse United Fund) 1991, Solvay Prize
1995 and Belgian Bone Club Prize 1995.
Family: married to Mary Stevens, 3 daughters (Patricia, Deborah, Hannah).