Ghent University (UGENT)

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Palliative Care Ward

Ghent University is an internationally renowned, open, pluralistic and socially engaged university in Belgium. It is more than 200 years old, offers more than 200 programmes (including 64 English-taught master’s programmes) and conducts in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. The credo is ‘Dare to Think’.

The End-of-Life Care Research Group and the Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases Research Unit are both part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care  of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University.

The EoLC group is an alliance group based at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. We conduct high-quality scientific research in end-of-life care in Belgium and across Europe. Researchers from different scientific backgrounds work in a common research structure to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborative research

The Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases Research Unit has a longstanding history in conducting national and international research projects related to the epidemiology and primary and secondary prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Role within EU PAL-COPD

We are responsible for work package 7, data analyses, including subgroup and country comparative analyses. We are also an RCT partner with two hospitals based in Ghent, and we play an important role in WP2 in the adaptation of the ICLEAR intervention.

Kim Beernaert

Anne-Lore Scherrens

Kim Eeecloo

Dirk De Bacquer