Chairman

Prof. José Ramet received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Vrije Universiteit
Brussel in Belgium and did paediatric residency training at the Academic Hospital VUB.

Prof. Ramet is currently Professor at the Universiteit Antwerpen and chairman of the
departments of Pediatrics at the University Hospital of Antwerp –UZA- located in
Edegem.
Prof. Ramet has made diverse contributions in the field of paediatrics publishing over 50
original research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has worked on many aspects of
paediatrics.
His main research interest is in the area of autonomic nervous system control
mechanisms, artificial ventilation and vaccination. His research has led to the
development of newer and more effective ventilation techniques in children. Future
research efforts are directed to new therapeutic strategies in the field of paediatrics.

He is the first president of the European Board of Paediatrics; he is Executive Director of EAP
(European Academy of Paediatrics – UEMS section of Paediatrics), past-president
of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care and a member of
several scientific societies.

On a national level he is President of the Belgian Paediatric Society, President of the
Belgian Paediatric Clinical Research Network (BPCRN) and member of the Founding
Committee of the Belgian Paediatric Drug Network (BPDN)

He has served on many international and national committees regarding research and
training in paediatrics.
He is a past or present member of the editorial board for several journals and at present
member of the Editorial Board of “Pediatrics” and reviewer of several international
publications. He gave over 150 conferences on international congresses and meetings.

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