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Belgische Pijnvereniging
Jonge Onderzoekersdag 2023

De volgende generatie in pijnonderzoek

Wanneer : za 22/04/2023
Waar : Universiteit Gent

Wees getuige van nieuwigheden in pijnonderzoek. Een middag vol actuele debatten, mondelinge lezingen, posterwandelingen, presentatorprijzen, netwerkactiviteiten en nog veel meer!


Het bijwonen van de conferentie is gratis, maar inschrijven is verplicht. Volgende accreditaties worden gevraagd: ProQkine, RIZIV/INAMI (Nationale Vergadering). Het congres zal ook geregistreerd worden als een activiteit van de FNRS doctoral school of neuroscience, zodat promovendi van Franstalige universiteiten studiepunten kunnen krijgen voor hun deelname.


Thank you to Grünenthal for the sponsorship

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Wetenschappelijk programma

Binnenkort beschikbaar.


Wetenschappelijk programma

Quantitative sensory testing, what's in a name?

Moderator : Dr Aminata Bicego

Keynote presentation 1

Dr Evy Dhondt

Quantitative sensory testing from a research perspective

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Evy Dhondt (born on January 4, 1991) graduated in 2014 as a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy – Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy with Musculoskeletal Afflictions – at Ghent University. In October 2014 she started working as a PhD researcher at Ghent University within the Spine, Head and Pain Research Unit Ghent. Evy (co-)authored 8 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at several national and international conferences. Next to her scientific work, Evy taught practical physiotherapy classes at the department of Rehabilitation Sciences. After obtaining her PhD in Health Sciences

in 2021 she remained affiliated with Ghent University as a voluntary post-doctoral researcher. In October 2021 she started working as the national database manager/coordinator of the Belgian Cerebral Palsy Register (BeCPR vzw/asbl). Evy is also a member of the international research group Pain in Motion.

Keynote presentation 2

Drs. Vincent Haenen

Alternative pain measurements for QST in clinical practice: do's and don'ts

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Vincent Haenen is a doctoral researcher at the Antwerp University and KU Leuven. His research focusses on the evaluation of pain in breast cancer survivors and he has a particular interest into everything concerning communication and pain. Prior to his research career, he worked five years as a physiotherapist, both in Belgium and abroad. Additionally, he followed several courses and obtained his diploma in osteopathy.

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Vorige edities

In maart 2020 werd een succesvolle eerste editie van de BPS Young Researchers Day georganiseerd aan de UCLouvain (Brussel).

Organisatie commissie


Belgische Pijnvereniging (BPS)
André Mouraux (voorzitter bestuur BPS)
Conny Goethals (BPS-kantoor)

Jessica Van Oosterwijk

Associate Professor at Ghent University - Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Representative from the host institution Ghent University.

Research interests: central nervous system mechanisms of pain and fatigue, exercise pathophysiology, pain-motor interactions, pain-stress interactions and rehabilitation in healthy people and in chronic pain populations

Elise Cnockaert

Physiotherapist at the Pain Center AZ Sint-Lucas Gent, and PhD researcher at Ghent University – Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy.

Research interest: Chronic pain, multimodal interdisciplinary pain treatment, nociplastic pain, central sensitization

Thomas Matheve

Visiting Professor at Spine, Head and Pain Research Unit, Ghent University; Postdoc at Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hasselt University.

Research interests: low back pain, sensorimotor control, influence of pain-related psychological factors on movement behaviour

Emma Rheel

Postdoctoral researcher from the Pain in Motion (PAIN) research group at the Department of Physiotherapy, Human Physiology and Anatomy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Research interests: pain science education, parental responses, pain memories, pain in children, childhood cancer

Thibault Vanneste

Anesthesiologist/Pain physician at Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Genk and MUMC+ Maastricht, and PhD researcher at Maastricht University.

Research interest: pain in knee osteoarthritis, persistent post-surgical pain after total knee arthroplasty, radiofrequency treatment for chronic pain.

Anthe Foubert

PhD researcher at the University of Antwerp - Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy and UCLouvain - Faculty of Motor Skills Sciences.

Research interest: the biopsychosocial assessment of joint pain in people with haemophilia.

Aminata Bicego

Neuropsychologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Sensation and Perception Research Group - GIGA Consciousness - University of Liège.

Research interests: consciousness, non-ordinary states of consciousness self-induced (e.g. hypnosis, trance) and pharmacologically induced (i.e., psychedelics), and pain.

Lore Dams

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, University of Antwerp and Physiotherapist oncological rehabilitation UZ Leuven, campus Gasthuisberg.

Research interest: cancer-treatment) induced pain and neuropathies, pain science education, physical activity during and after oncological treatment

Delia Della Porta

PhD researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience of the UCLouvain.

Research interest: Central sensitization, secondary hyperalgesia, top-down and bottom-up attentional modulation.

Marlies Colman

PhD researcher and medical doctor at the Center for Medical Genetics at the Ghent University Hospital (department of biomolecular medicine).

Research interest: heritable connective tissue disorders, role of the extracellular matrix in chronic pain, rheumatology



De 2023-editie van de BPS Jonge Onderzoekersdag vindt plaats aan de Universiteit Gent.


Volderstraat 9, 9000 Gent

Easily accessible by public transport (train + tram 1), bike or by foot

If you come by car, pay attention because the Aula is situated in a LEZ-zone.

Parking nearby (paid):

Center Parking (180m)

Parking Kouter (350m)

Parking Sint-Michiels (350m)

Parking Reep (500m)




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