An 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 practice.
Through her dedication Dewallens & partners became the Belgian member of the Alliance of European Life Sciences Law Firms in 2015.
An 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
But she 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.
Languages: Dutch, French & English