Breaking News: “Pharmaceutical Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology”: new specialty for MDs in Belgium.

November 6, 2023

On Oct 31st, the Ministerial Decree was published regarding the creation of a new specialty for Medical Doctors in Belgium: physician-specialist in Pharmaceutical Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology.

This is a major milestone in the further professionalization of this important role and will have significant impact for future talents in Belgium and for our health eco-system. It will definitely strengthen research & development activities and contribute to the correct use of medicines, all in the benefit of patients.  

Belgium joins other countries in Europe to recognize Clinical Pharmacology as a specialty but it’s only the 4th country in Europe after UK, Switzerland and Ireland to recognize Pharmaceutical Medicine as well.

Healixia would like to congratulate and thank all working group members: Philippe Van de Borne (ULB), Régis Radermacker (ULiège), Erik Present (Galapagos), Bruno Flamion (UNamur), Jean-Luc Balligand (UCL), Sylvie Rottey (UGent), Alain Dupont (VUB), Bharati Shivalkar (Pfizer), Philippe Jorens (UAntwerp), Jan de Hoon (KU Leuven) and Robert Lins (Representative High Council).

Please find here the link to the Ministerial Decree.

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