Peter Van den Bergh

POSITION: Professor of Neurology at the Université Catholique de Louvain and Director of the Neuromuscular Centre of Reference of the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.

ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL RESPONSABILITIES : Head of the neuromuscular diseases and neuromuscular rehabilitation clinic, of the electromyography lab, and the neuromuscular pathology lab ; Teaching of clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular pathology.

In 1999, creation of the REFERENCE CENTRE FOR NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES at the Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, of which he is director and coordinator.


  • athogenesis and treatment of inflammatory neuropathies (founding member of the Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium, a standing committee of the Peripheral Nerve Society)
  • lectrodiagnostic criteria of demyelinating neuropathiesrn
  • development of functional scales for neuromuscular disorders

Organizer of an International Symposium on Neuromuscular Disorders – December 1999, Brussels, Belgium

Organizer of an International Symposium of Neuromuscular Diseases – October 2005, Brussels, Belgium

Organizer of WMS11 – October 2006, Bruges, Belgium

Organizer of Progress in Neuromuscular Disorders, the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Neuromuscular Centre UCL St-Luc – November 2010, Brussels, Belgium

Member of the TREAT-NMD Alliance (coordinator for the 6 Belgian Neuromuscular Centres) (since 2008)

Chairman of the EFNS and since 2016 the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Scientific Neuropathy panel (since 2009)

Board member of the European Brain Council (EBC) for the European Affairs Subcommittee of the EAN (2016)

Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Myology, Paris, France (since 2010)

Member of the AFM Pathophysiological Basis of the Muscular Dystrophies commission (since 2012)

President of the Belgian-Dutch Neuromuscular Study Group (since 1998)

Member of WMS since 1997, participated at all WMS congresses except two

Editorial Board member of Neuromuscular Disorders since 2001

Executive Associate Editor of Neuromuscular Disorders since 2016

Member of the WMS Executive Board since 2007

Member of the WMS Program Committee since 2007


Presented on – 29 November 2017
Meeting – EURO-NMD 1st Annual Meeting
Location – Münsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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