HELICONference : Impact of COVID-19 on Belgian health care

Last updated on 15-5-2023 by Cassandre Dugailliez

Wed, 21/06/2023 - 11:00 to 12:00


The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the ability of the Belgian health system to adapt to external shocks. Different approaches were taken to manage the pandemic, such as postponing care, expanding capacity, reorganising care services, etc. In order to further develop a resilient health system, there is a need to understand the impact on the Belgian health care system and how well it has recovered since. HELICON has invited four leading experts to provide more information on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in general practices, care facilities and hospitals.

In its coordinating role in the HELICON project, Sciensano aims to improve the scientific knowledge on the health impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The #HELICONference webinar series provides a platform for high-quality research to be presented for a diverse audience of scientists, health professionals, policymakers, and interested citizens. 


11h00 Welcome and introduction
            Prof. Dr. Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sciensano

11h05 COVID-19 in Flemish care centers: looking for balance between acute crisis management and recovery
            Margot Cloet, Zorgnet-Icuro

11h20 The organisation of Belgian general practices during COVID: results of the PRICOV-19 study
            Prof. Dr. Sara Willems, Ugent

11h35 Decline of regular medical care in Belgian hospitals during COVID-19 crisis
            Dr. Johan Pauwels, RIZIV-INAMI

11h55 Closing remarks
            Pedro Facon, RIZIV-INAMI

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