Bart Van Den Eynden, MD, PhD

 Bart Van Den Eynden, MD, PhD

Chair of Palliative Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Care
University of Antwerp

E-mail: bart.vandeneynden@gza.be
Skype: bart.van.den.eynden

Dr. Van Den Eynden’s academic work focuses on teaching and research in palliative care. At the undergraduate level, he coordinates the module Palliative Medicine and is responsible for the implementation of palliative care within the other undergraduate modules. In the Master Nursing Care program, he teaches ‘Care Ethics.’ He chairs and coordinates the Interuniversity Palliative Medicine Postgraduate Course. Within the Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Health Care and also in cooperation with the Department of Nursing Care, he is developing a strong line in palliative care research. He is project leader of the ‘Huisarts in Palliatieve Zorg’ Programma (HiPP), a Golden Standards Framework inspired, interactive ICT-based educational program, allowing general practitioners to ameliorate and to evaluate the quality of the palliative care they deliver. From 2009-2010, by order of the Flemisch Governement and of the Flemisch Organization of Palliative Care, Dr. Van Den Eynden lead a research group in developing a Palliative Care Pathway (ZPPZ). Recently he was awarded a grant from the governmental Belgian Institute for Disease and Invalidity Insurance to develop and research a strategy to implement this Palliative Care Pathway.

Other Appointments

  • International Associate Faculty and Mentor, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California, USA, 2012-Present
  • Professor in General Practice and Palliative Care, University of Antwerp, 1997-Present
  • Professor, Karel de Grote-Hogeschool (Nursing Education Department, Postgraduate Palliative Care)
  • GZA-facilities for Elderly, Antwerp

Education / Honors

  • Awarded a 3 year grant from Belgian Government (Department Social and Healthcare Affairs – Institute for Disease and Invalidity Insurance) to research and to develop a strategy to implement the Palliative Care Pathway, 2012
  • Master’s degree in Care, Ethics and Management, University of Tilburg, 2011-Present
  • Awarded 2 year grant from Flemisch Government to develop a Palliative Care Pathway (for the first line), 2009
  • Advanced Training for Teachers in Palliative Medicine, Liverpool, 1998
  • Training for Teachers in Palliative Medicine, Vierhouten (Nederland), 1995
  • Doctorate on thesis (Aggregatie Hoger Onderwijs, PhD), University of Antwerp, 1994
  • Diplome Universitaire en Soins Palliatifs, Université Libre de Lille (France), 1993
  • UWCM Diploma Course in Palliative Medicine, Department of General Practice, University of Cardiff, 1991-1993
  • Multidisciplinary Course in Palliative Care, St. Christopher’s Hospice, 1991
  • Accreditation as physician (specialty: general practitioner), 1978
  • Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 1989
  • Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Antwerp, 1978

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • Pype P, Wens J, Stes A, Deveugele M, Van den Eynden B. Navorming voor huisartsen in Vlaanderen inzake palliatieve zorg: een doorlichting van het registratiesysteem. Tijdschr. voor Geneeskunde, 68, nr. 3, 2012
  • Vanderoost S, Devet K, Van den Eynden B. Hoe kan de zorg voor de palliatieve patiënt beter? Het Project 'Huisart in Programma Palliatieve Zorg' (Hipp). Huisarts Nu 2010, 39 (4), 143-147
  • Vanderoost S, Devet K, Van den Eynden B. Het Project 'Huisarts in Programma Palliatieve Zorg' (Hipp). Onderzoek naar een eerste implementatie. Huisarts Nu 2010, 39 (4), 147-150
  • Pype P, Hoste V, Devos R, Dequidt D, Van den Eynden B. Translation and Validation of the Dutch Version of the 'Multidimensional Fear of Death Scale'. Palliative Medicine 2010, 24: S49
  • Pype P, Symons L, Van den Eynden B. Influences on GP Decision Making for Choice of CME Sessions in Palliative Care. Palliative Medicine 2010, 24: S143
  • Harding R, Higginson IJ, on behalf of PRISMA. A pan-European co-ordinating action to advance the science in end-of-life cancer care, Eur J Cancer (2010), doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2010.01.035
  • Sigurdardottir KR et al. On behalf of PRISMA. Clinical priorities, barriers and solutions in end-of-life cancer care research across Europe. Report from a workshop. Eur J Cancer (2010), doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2010.03.012

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  • Pergolizzi JV, Mercadante S, Echaburu AV, Van den Eynden B, de Faria Fragoso RM, Mordaski S, Lybaert W, Beniak J, Oronska A, Slama O. The role of transdermal buprenorphine in the treatment of cancer pain: an expert panel consensus. Curr Med Opin 2009; 25(6):1517-1528
  • Van den Eynden B, Ceulemans L, Derycke N, Demeulenaere P, Lisaerde J, Van Bracht J, Thys G. Palliative Care by the general practitioner in Flanders: the Hipp Project. Conference Handbook of the 10th Australian Palliative Care Conference/8th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Perth, 2009, 276
  • De Lepeleire J, Beyen A, Burin M, Ceulemans L, Fabri R, Ghijsbrecht G, Lisaerde J, Temmerman B, Van den Eynden, Van den Noortgate N. Euthanasie bij personen met dementie: reflecties van artsen. Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde 2009, 65, 14-15, , 666-671
  • Gamester N, Van den Eynden B. The Relationship between Palliative Care and Legalized Euthanasia in Belgium. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2009, 12, 7, , 1-3
  • Mertens T, De Vlieger T, Vermeire E, Van den Eynden B. Het Zorgpad Stervensfase: implementatie in een residentiële eenheid voor palliatieve patiënten. Nederlands Tijdchrift voor Palliatieve Zorg 2008, 9, 3 6-14
  • De Vulder J, Hans G, Morlion B, Van den Eynden B. Transdermale buprenorfine. Een klinische en farmacologische stand van zaken. Tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 2008, 64, 12, 640-644
  • Van den Eynden B. Transdermal Buprenorphine in the Management of Cancer Pain. European Oncology 2008, 4, 30-32
  • Van den Eynden B, Lübbe A, Ahmedzai S. Een nieuw paradigma voor symptoomcontrole bij kankerpatiënten- het piramidemodel. Bijblijven, 2006, 22, 2
  • Demeulenaere P, Van den Eynden B. ‘Hallo met de referentiearts’: een andere manier om huisartsen te ondersteunen in de palliatieve thuiszorg? Bijblijven 2006, 22, 2
  • Van den Eynden B, Lübbe A, Ahmedzai S. Naar een nieuw paradigma voor symptoomcontrole bij kankerpatiënten? Het piramidemodel. Neuron 2005, 10, 8, 20-25
  • Devet K, Van den Eynden B. Palliatieve sedatie in de aanpak van refractaire dyspnoea: een literatuurstudie. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Palliatieve Zorg 2005, 6, 3, 61-69

Books

  • De Corte G, Dijkhoffz W, Van der Borgth M, Van den Eynden B. Leven naar het Einde. Een handboek voor de praktijk. Lannoo Campus, Leuven, 2006.
  • Keirse E. e.a. Organisatie van palliatieve zorg in België. Onderzoeksrapport. Federaal Kenniscentrum voor de Gezondheidszorg, Brussel, 2009.
  • Raes D, Van den Eynden B, Conraads V. Cardiac Function Testing. In : Walsh D, Caraceni A, Fainsinger R, e.a. (Ed.) Palliative Medicine, Saunders Elseviers, Philadelphia, 2009: Chapter 72: 378-385
  • Van den Eynden B, Derycke N, Ceulemans L. Nutrition in Palliative Medecine. In: Walsh D, Caraceni A, Fainsinger R, e.a. (Ed.) Palliative Medicine, Saunders Elseviers, Philadelphia, 2009: Chapter 109: 607-611
  • Demeulenaere P, Van den Eynden B. Malignant ascites. In: Walsh D, Caraceni A, Fainsinger R, e.a. (Ed.) Palliative Medicine, Saunders Elseviers, Philadelphia, 2009: Chapter 224: 1260-1263
  • Van den Eynden B, Vanderoost A. Zorg rond het Sterven. In: Bilsen J, e.a. (Ed.) Palliatieve zorg voor Verpleegkundigen en Verzorgenden. Elsevier Gezondheidszorg 2010 (in druk)
  • Van den Eynden B. Pijn bij de kankerpatiënt. In: Welzijnsgids 2010, Aflevering 77, 125-139, Van 1-16 (In druk)


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