Vijverman is a partner with the law firm Dewallens & partners, a
specialized law firm operating exclusively in health law. Within health law An
specialises in privacy legislation (data protection which nowadays obviously
mainly includes legal assistance on GDPR-compliance), eHealth, RIZIV/INAMI procedures
(national sickness and invalidity insurance institute), pharmaceutical law, medical
devices, medical apps and life sciences. The assistance of pharmaceutical
companies and companies active in biotechnology, medical devices,
pharmaceutical research (CRO's), medtech and healthcare ICT is at the core of
her dedication Dewallens & partners became the Belgian member of the Alliance of European Life Sciences Law Firms
has authored a wide variety of publications on various aspects of health
law. In 2013 she published her book called “Het elektronisch medisch dossier. Praktische en juridische knelpunten”
(The electronic medical file. Practical and legal issues). Each year she also
publishes the “Chapter for Belgium in
“Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences”
and she has co-authored the book "Chapters
on Pharmaceutical Law". She has also written the chapters “Experiments on the human being”, “Medicinal products” and “Medical devices” in the Belgian Manual
on Health Law (2014).
An also regularly lectures on issues of healthcare law. She teaches
various courses of health law (mainly focused on privacy law) at Ehsal
Management School, Brussels and at the Antwerp Health Law and Ethics Chair
(AHLEC) at the UAntwerpen and as
a trainer she is attached to the European
Centre for Clinical Research Training.
She is a member of the National Commission on the evaluation of the
legislation concerning the interruption of pregnancy, of the editorial
committee of the 'Tijdschrift voor
Gezondheidsrecht/Revue de Droit de la Santé' (Journal for Health Law).Belgian Journal of Health
law, of the Brussels Pharma Law Group and of the legal working group “e-health” at the FOD/SPF Public Health.
One of her real passions is
advising companies in clinical trial aspects such as:
Data Protection in Clinical Trials
Liability & Insurance in Clinical Trials
also works in the field of:
Health law in general
She is providing standardized training but also tailor-made sessions
adapted to the specific needs of the client and the company.
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