Ms Viviane Van Casteren
Head of Service a.i.
FOD P&O: 2011-2012; Vitruvius traject, people oriented leadership
Catholic University Leuven (KULeuven): 2010; Health Care for civil servants: an exercise in strategy development
Veyrier du Lac (France): 07/09/1992 to 26/09/1992; certificate of “Cours International d’Epidémiologie Appliquée”
Free University of Brussels (ULB): 01/02/1986 to 31/05/1986; certificate of WHO- International Course in Statistical, Epidemiological and Operational Methods applied in Medicine and Public Health
School of Public Health Leuven: 1980-1981; certificate in Public and Social hygiene + certificate in Hospital Hygiene
Catholic University Leuven (KULeuven): 1973-1980; medical doctor
Secondary school (Koninklijk Lyceum, Leuven): 1967-1973; Latin-Greek
Presidency of professional bodies
President of the EUPHA section on Infectious Disease Control (2003-2006)
President of EUPHA (European Public Health Association) (2002)
Working in Sciensano
Researcher and head of service Health Services Research, Scientific Direction Epidemiology and Public Health
sentinel surveillance with general practitioners, quality improvement projects with general practitioners, with reference centres for specific conditions (e.g. diabetes, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular diseases, rare diseases), projects on data collection through the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in general practice, co-ordination of and participation in several European projects in the field of sentinel practices.