laude). During his final year of law studies he conducted research on nosocomial infections in hospitals as an aspiring assistant. In 2013 he obtained a doctoral degree at the UAntwerpen with a thesis headed “De juridische aspecten van voorafgaande wilsverklaringen rond het levenseinde” (The legal aspects of prior living wills concerning the end of life). In 2014 this doctoral thesis was awarded the biennial Scientific Prize for Health Law André Prims. Since 2013 Christophe is member of the Leuven Bar and joined our law firm.
He has a broad orientation in health law and in the meantime he is keen to learn more about new subdomains. From his academic background he is specialized in the patients' rights and obligations and in medical liability. Besides he built a unique expertise in administrative health law (among others constitutional distribution of competences, care networks).
Since 2014 Christophe is visiting professor at the UAntwerpen where he lectures the module patients' rights in the postgraduate program in Health Law and Medical Ethics (Antwerp Health Law and Ethics Chair-Ahlec). In 2008, during the World Congress on Medical Law held in Beijing, Christophe was pronounced the first laureate of the Young Researchers Forum. In 2011 he obtained, as only laureate in social and human sciences, a grant to stimulate young researchers from the Research Council of the University of Antwerp.
Christophe was named effective member of the Federal Control and Evaluation Commission on Euthanasia by Royal Decree of 18 April 2017.