Collen-Francqui Chair for Prof. Dr. Bernard Dan

Following nomination by the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University, Professor Bernard Dan holds the Collen-Francqui Chair for 2022-2023.

Professor Dan will present a series of lectures on the shifts in paradigms that govern the concepts and views of disability we use in clinical practice, research and society. The series consists of 10 individual lectures.

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Biography

Prof. dr. Bernard Dan

Bernard Dan is a paediatric neurologist at Inkendaal Rehabilitation Hospital, Professor of neuroscience and developmental psychology at the faculty of Psychological Sciences and Education at ULB, and visiting professor at the VUB and KU Leuven. Professor Dan has researched, taught, authored books and has contributed to significant changes in relation to knowledge about neurodevelopmental disabilities. As Editor-in-Chief of the internationally respected journal Development Medicine and Child Neurology (DMCN), which publishes scientific articles on childhood-onset disability, Professor Dan has overseen a tremendous evolution in the way we view disability and perform research in this field.

His clinical and scientific interests include cerebral palsy, neurogenetic disorders and neurophysiology. He is chair of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) and on the steering committee of other international academies dedicated to childhood disability [American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Australian Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM), British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA), chair of the scientific committee of La Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale and of the Auschwitz Foundation]. He has written more than 300 academic articles and several books on various aspects of disability and bioethics.

He has also been the scientific curator of several art exhibitions dedicated to disability and is the author of novels and short stories.

Inaugural lecture

The Inaugural lesson Towards the end of disability?  takes place on Tuesday 28 March 2023 at 17:30 in Het Pand (Refter hall), Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent.

The lecture will be given in English and will be followed by a reception.

Please confirm attendance to this lecture by no later than 24 March 2023 via this link.

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Overview of lectures

"Shifts in paradigms that govern the concepts and views of disability"

The lectures will all be in English and will be offered throughout the years 2023-2024.

Lecture title

Date

Time

Location

Registration link

Ethics in Paediatric Rehabilitation – debate based on clinical examples

28/03/2023 15:00 - 16:00

Campus Aula - Auditorium B

Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent

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Inaugural lesson: Towards the end of disability? 28/03/2023 17:30 - 18:30

Het Pand - De Refter

Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent

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Research-based care for children with complex needs: challenges and opportunities 19/04/2023 10:30 - 11:30

Campus UZ Gent - Auditorium G (entrance 6)

C. Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent

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Top tips for writing a research paper 19/04/2023 13:30 - 14:30

Campus UZ Gent - Auditorium G (entrance 6)

C. Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent

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Diversity and rehabilitation 02/10/2023 14:00 - 15:30

Campus UZ Gent - Auditorium F (entrance 6)

C. Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent

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Do we need Cerebral Palsy? 02/10/2023 17:30 - 18:30

Campus UZ Gent - Auditorium F (entrance 6)

C. Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent

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From paediatrics to geriatrics: ageing with a neurodevelopmental disability 30/10/2023 17:30 - 18:30

Campus UZ Gent - Auditorium A (entrance 42)

C. Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent

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Animal models for neurodevelopmental conditions – what do they teach us?

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Gamification of therapy: the fun factor in rehabilitation 26/03/2024 09:00 - 10:00

Artevelde Hogeschool, Campus Kantienberg - Auditorium A1

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Early detection and intervention in neurodevelopmental disabilities  - are we there yet? 26/03/2024 10:15 - 11:15 Artevelde Hogeschool, Campus Kantienberg - Auditorium A1 Register