Bart Van Wijmeersch
Bart Van Wijmeersch completed his general medical training in 2001 at the University of Leuven, Belgium, after which he started his specialization in Neurology. During this residency he started a PhD in neuroimmunology at the lab of experimental transplantation and neuroimmunology at the Catholic University Leuven. He was promoted in 2008 with a thesis entitled: ‘ Graft-versus-autoimmunity after induction of mixed bone marrow chimerism in murine models of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis’.
Since 2008 he is active as neurologist, specialized in Multiple Sclerosis, at the Rehabilitation & MS-Center in Overpelt, were he is medical director and leads a multidisciplinary MS-team. He is a member of the board of the Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis and the first president of the ParadigMS Foundation, an international organization dedicated to improve the transfer of scientific knowledge on MS to the daily practice of MS care.
As associate professor of Neurology at the University Hasselt, he is affiliated with the Biomedical Institute of the University, where he is involved in the clinical and fundamental research in Multiple Sclerosis.