Webinar: What's in the ACP-pill in Belgium?

Organizer ACP-international
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 3:00 PM o'clock
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online

Charlèss Dupont
Postdoctoral researcher, ACP in people with dementia

Dr. Hakki Demirkapu
General practitioner and doctoral researcher

Julie Stevens
Postdoctoral researcher, EU PAL-COPD project

During this one-hour webinar, researchers from the End-of-Life Care Research Group will present a detailed overview of the current situation of advance care planning in Belgium.

Julie Stevens, PhD, and Charlèss Dupont, PhD, will begin by introducing the general landscape of ACP in Belgium. This includes topics such as the Belgian medical and legal framework for ACP, and the usage of ACP by general practitioners.

Dr. Hakki Demirkapu will then guide the webinar into taking a closer look at studies regarding ACP in individuals with a migration background in Belgium. This will be followed by time for Q&A and discussion.


Charlèss Dupont is a researcher and registered nurse with a background in communication and health policy. She is working as a postdoc researcher with the End-of-Life Care Research Group based at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University in Belgium. Her research focuses on advance care planning for people living with dementia, communication at the end of life, care navigation and palliative care for people with dementia. Her PhD research was centred around the use of technology for people with dementia and their families to support advance care planning conversations.

Hakki Demirkapu is a general practitioner and serves as a tutor for GPs in training in Brussels. He is also working on his PhD project at the Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research focuses on Advance Care Planning among people of Turkish and Moroccan origin living in Belgium.

Julie Stevens is a researcher with a background in clinical psychology. She works as a postdoctoral researcher with the End-of-Life Care Research Group (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Ghent University). Her doctoral research focused on advance care planning in the general practice setting, facilitated by an intervention for practitioners and patients with chronic, life-limiting illness.

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