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16 Authors


Tanja Valentin

Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

Tanja Valentin, Director External Affairs at MedTech Europe.  She leads the External Affairs team at Medtech Europe. She is responsible for both internal and external Communication as well as for the organisation’s Government Affairs & Public Policy work. She leads her team to create integrated public affairs and communication strategies and drive their efficient implementation. Her […]

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Roeland Van Aelst

Regional Vice President - HCC MD EMEA

Roeland joined Johnson & Johnson in 1987 as a Medical Representative for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. He held various positions of increasing responsibility in both sales and marketing and joined the Compliance organization of Johnson & Johnson in May 2005 for the EMEA region with extension to Asia, Latin-America and Canada in 2008. In 2010 Roeland became […]

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Richard Van den Broeck

Director UNAMEC, Chair of EDMA’s National Association Forum

Master degree in physical therapy (ULB 1972) 1972 – 1986: physical therapist specialized in sport traumatology; physical therapist by RSC Anderlecht(football) 1987 – 2000: Laboratoires Stella (Lohmann & Rauscher group)            1987: training and communication manager 1988 – 1994: sales manager 1995 – 2000: sales and marketing manager 2001: director UNAMEC(national association medical devices); Board member of Recupel, […]

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Krystel van Hoof

Eucomed, Communications Trainee

Krystel van Hoof joined Eucomed in February 2013 as a communications trainee. Prior to this, she has completed an internship as a communications officer at Dentsu Brussels. Krystel is a Dutch national who was mainly raised in Belgium where she received a Dutch/French education after having lived in Switzerland. She also lived in Scotland and […]

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Roel van Rijsewijk leads Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services practice in the Netherlands. With more than 12 years’ experience in risk consulting, he works for technology-enabled businesses in the field of risk management, compliance, integrity, and corporate responsibility, and is leading one of Deloitte‘s main innovation programs on trust in a digital world.  

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Birgit Van Tongelen is the Scientific Officer at European Commission’s Unit E.3 – Fighting Infectious Diseases and Global Epidemics Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

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Kathleen Van Vlierberghe

Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions and Partnerships, EMEA at Boston Scientific

With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry both in Pharma and Medical Devices in marketing and sales, Kathleen is responsible for Boston Scientific’s EMEA Team of Strategic Account Managers and Solutions R&D. She holds a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy and a marketing MBA.

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Wilfried Vancraen

Chief Executive Officer

Wilfried Vancraen has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer since Materialise was founded in July 1990. Mr. Vancraen previously worked as a Research Engineer and Consultant at the Research Institute of the Belgian Metalworking Industry, where he was introduced to 3D printing. Passionate about this new technology and firm in his belief that […]

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Steven Vandeput

Advisor at beMedTech

Steven Vandeput holds a master degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, both at KU Leuven. After his research activities, he held several positions within the university, ranging from project manager of multidisciplinary R&D projects towards research manager and innovation manager being responsible for all industry interactions and tech transfer activities related […]

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Andy Vaughan

Eucomed Environment Consultant

Andy Vaughan has been the environmental consultant for Eucomed since January 2009. Previously, he trained electronics engineer, specialising in control electronics, he rapidly moved into medical devices. He spent his early career working in hospitals as a member of a medical device maintenance group, subsequently specialising in diagnostic ultrasound whilst working in a company which […]

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Dr. Stephan Vehmeijer

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Stephan Vehmeijer was born on July 16, 1969 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 1987 he started his studies at the Leiden University Medical Center. After obtaining his medical degree in, he worked at the BIS Foundation where he coordinated the activities of the Netherlands Bone bank Foundation (NBF). In 1997 he was appointed head of […]

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Yves Verboven

Director Market Access and Economic Policies, MedTech Europe

Yves leads the  Access & Economic Policies team we focus on European legislative and research initiatives in fields as  procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medtech industry view and  deploying own initiatives striving to have a timely access for medical technologies and solutions and have these appropriately used and rewarded. Yves has an […]

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