In 2020 the Belgian Network for Clinical Stroke Trialswas formally endorsed by the BSC. Over the years many experience has been gained in conducting stroke-related translational research, epidemiology, clinical trials, neuroimaging and biomarker studies, health services and health economics research, with international-level outputs.
Despite high-quality stroke-related research by several groups and good infrastructure, access to this expertise and infrastructure for clinical trials of new treatments to prevent and treat stroke is currently under-utilized.
Our overall aim is to establish a sustainable Clinical Stroke Trials Network of Belgian hospitals to improve the efficiency of conducting high-quality clinical trials of stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery, thus increasing access of Belgian patients to new stroke treatments.
List of participating centers and principal investigators:
|AZ Damiaan (Dr Terwecoren)|
|AZ Groeninge (Prof Vanacker)|
|AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende (Dr Vanhooren and De Blauwe)|
|CHC Liège (Dr Desfontaines)|
|CHR Mons Hainaut Jolimont (Dr Maftei)|
|CHU A. Paré (Dr Dagonnier)|
|CHU UCL Namur (Prof Vandermeeren)|
|Europe Hospitals (Dr Rutgers)|
|St. Pierre University Hospital (Dr Schulz)|
|UCL (Dr Peeters)|
|UZA (Prof Vanacker and Yperzeele)|
|UZ Leuven (Dr Demeestere and Prof Lemmens )|
|UZ Brussel (Prof De Raedt)|
|UZ Gent (Prof De Herdt and Dr Hemelsoet)|
Currently active trials