WFH NETWORK

Belgium

Country: Belgium
City: Brussels

IHTC:
Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit / Division of Haematology/ Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc
10 Avenue Hippocrate, 1200 Bruxelles
Tel.: +32 2 7641800/1740
Fax: +32 2 7648959
Email: cedric.hermans@uclouvain.b
Website: www.hemophilie-ucl.be 

Director: Dr. Cedric Hermans
Medical Associates: Dr. C. Hermans, C. Lambert; Dr S. Dupont and Dr A. Van Damm; Dr S. Eeckhoudt; Prof O. Cornu, Dr E.Dubuc, Dr E.Thienpont and Dr D. Putineanu; Dr S. Lobet
Fellowship logistics coordinator: Drs. Cedric Hermans and Catherine Lambert
Year of IHTC designation: 2013

Areas of specialty: Adult and pediatric hematology; Laboratory diagnosis; Orthopedic care and surgery

DESCRIPTION OF IHTC FACILITIES

Location: The centre is located 20 minutes from the city centre.

Climate: The weather remains mild all year round with average highs of 23 degrees Celsius in the summer (June to August) and average lows of 1 degree Celsius in the winter (December to February).

Accommodations: Walking-distance to the hospital

Language: English, French and Dutch

DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING PROGRAM

Clinical activities:  The haemophilia center of the cliniques Saint-Luc is part of the haemostasis and thrombosis unit and division of haematology. The centre assures the regular follow-up of 212 patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Trainees will attend various clinics (adult, pediatric, thrombosis and hemostasis, etc.) and learn about treatment of severe bleedings, identification/confirmation of bleeding disorder, thrombophilia screening, etc.

Laboratory activities/research: Our routine coagulation laboratory performs all tests necessary to diagnose patients with bleeding (and thrombotic) disorders. Trainees will learn about - Observation and understanding of the coagulation assays (PT, APTT, factor assays, Bethesda assay, antiphospholipid antibodies, platelet function testing, whole blood assay such as RoTem and thrombin generation assay, monitoring of anticoagulant therapies…).

Multidisciplinary activities/research: Multidisciplinary meetings; Haemophilia clinics are run by skilled and enthusiastic doctors. We have excellent intra-hospital collaboration and active involvement in clinical research.
 
To see a sample of various training curriculum (clinical; laboratory; physiotherapy), please click here >


Updated July 2014