Joost Bierens, MD, PhD, MScDM. Visiting professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel) and the Research Group on Emergency and Disaster Medicine at the Medical School of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (ReGEDiM Brussel). He studied medicine at the Catholic University Nijmegen (Netherlands) in 1982; and specialized in anesthesiology at the University Leiden (the Netherlands) in 1988; and in emergency medicine at the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) in 1990. In 1996 he obtained a PhD in medicine at the University Utrecht (Netherlands). Between 2000 and 2009 he was the first professor in the Netherlands nominated with an academic chair in emergency medicine at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam. A Master in Crisis and Public Order Management i(MCPM) was completed in 2014. In 2015, he started as thesis coordinator for the European Master Disaster Medicine (EMDM). In addition to his role in disaster medicine, he is an international authority in the field of drowning and other aquatic emergencies.
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