Belgium
Welcome to us at EDTNA/ERCA in Belgium. My name is Michel Roden and I am a proud Brand Ambassador. We have 67 EDTNA/ERCA Members in Belgium whom has been Members for many years.
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In 2014, there were a little more than 100 Belgian EDTNA/ERCA members. Membership declined the last years, mostly due to economic circumstances, but is stabilized now. However more than 60% of the Belgian Members attended the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA Conference in Riga.

2014 activities included:
  • Organization of national awards for the accepted Belgian abstracts with the support from the national nephrology industry.
  • The two national associations and the French speaking Nephrologists Association offered each 3 or 4 seminars during the academic year 2013 - 2014. The Belgian EDTNA/ERCA brand Ambassador was at most of the events and general information about the association and abstract submission were offered
  • Writing articles for the ORPADT-VL Publication "Forum" offering information about the EDTNA/ERCA activities
In 2014 the Belgian members produced six abstracts for the International Conference.
A measurement tool for nursing workload in hemodialysis units

Onsia, E. University Hospital Antwerp

Effect of a quality management system on key performance indicators in a dialysis unit.
Marynissen, J./Mattheeussen, J./Vermeiren, E./Van Gompel, G./Gheuens, E./Daelemans, R.ZNA Nierkliniek Antwerpen

Preparing patients to choose a renal replacement therapy: experiences and practical suggestions
Goovaerts, T; University Hospital St. Luc Brussels /Isnard Bagnis, C./Crepaldi, C./Dean, J./Melander, S./Mooney, A./Prieto-Velasco, M./Trujillo, C./Zambon, R./Nilsson, E.L.

A nurse-led multifactorial intervention to improve phosphate binder adherence: a one-year clinical trial
Van Camp, Y/Van Rompaey, B/Vrijens, B/Arnouts, P/Elseviers, MUniversity of Antwerp

Which dialyzer performs best? A retrospective membrane comparison.
Van Paesschen N,/Houtevelts E,/Van den Broecke E,/Vonckx L,/Roden M,/Tielemans C,/Bonkain F, UZ Brussel Brussels Belgium

CARPEDIEM as promising machine to treat neonatal and pediatric patients with acute renal failure
Dick, M./Claus, S./Dhondt, A./Raes, A./Vande Walle, J./Eloot, S.Ghent University Hospital - Hemodialysis 1P8

Two of these abstracts won a National Award offered by the Belgian Nephrology Industry

Belgian National Bellco - Nipro-Europe Award

Preparing patients to choose a renal replacement therapy: experiences and practical suggestions
Goovaerts, T., Isnard Bagnis, C., Crepaldi, C., Dean, J., Melander, S., Mooney, A., Prieto-Velasco, M., Trujillo, C., Zambon, R., Nilsson, E.L9

Belgian National MCMedicol Award 2014

CARPEDIEM as promising machine to treat neonatal and pediatric patients with acute renal failure
Dick, M., Claus, S., Dhondt, A., Raes, A., Vande Walle, J., Eloot, S.
Nephrology, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium

Future projects include:
  • Further contacts with ORPADT French – ORPADT Flemish and DTV
  • Writing articles in the National Association Publications
  • Providing National Scholarships for the 44th EDTNA/ERCA Dresden Conference 2015
  • Attending seminars of the National Organizations
  • Looking out to increase the Members ratio
For more information, please contact Michel Roden, Brand Ambassador Belgium.     
Activities
Brand Ambassador Annual Report 2015

New issue of the Journal 'Forum' from the Flemisch Nephrology Nurses Association ORPADT VL:

Journal 'Forum' - ORPADT VL