Linking Paediatric Care
to Paediatric Training

The 7 belgian university centers have well developed, high quality and good-working clinical training plus annexed academic MaNaMa programs (including the preceding preparatory and selection process in the 3d master year), within the context of their university’s policies and curricular continuum, and with input and contributions of their large group of collaborating regional paediatricians/stagemeesters. These programs are aligned to the existing recognition criteria and specialization end-terms.


This initiative of the BAoP wants to maintain and expand (when indicated and to the extent possible) already existing joint initiatives and consider which parts of the training could be harmonized at a national level.

For 2023 this taskforce will focus on:

  • Work on an update, optimalisation and uniformisation of the legal paediatric recognition criteria and making them ‘future-proof’ (KB15sept1979)
  • Follow-up on the dossier of subquota
Stéphane Moniotte

Vice- president, Head of Paediatric Department, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Gunnar Buyse

Board Member, Head of Paediatric Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)

Anna Bael

Board Member, President of the Vlaamse Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde (VVK)

Yvan Vandenplas

Board Member of the BAP, Former Head of Paediatric Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Hilde Van Houthem

Board Member of the VVK, VBS and member of the Superior Health Council

Myriam Van Winckel

Former Head of Paediatric Gastroenterology Department, University Hospital Ghent, coördinator for postgraduate training in paediatrics at Ghent University Hospital and Member of the Erkenningscommissie Pediatrie

Christophe Barrea

GA member of the BAP, Board member of the GBPF

Ann De Guchtenaere

President, Secretary General of the European Academy of Paediatrics