Dr Nathalie Goemans (M.D. PhD) is a paediatrician and child neurologist, with certification in rehabilitation medicine and is currently head of the Neuromuscular Reference Centre within the department of Paediatrics and Child Neurology at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, and consultant in neuropediatrics at DVC St Jozef Antwerp, Belgium, a rehabilitation centre with residential setting for neuromuscular patients.
Nathalie’s special interests lay in the diagnosis, multidisciplinary aspects of care and management of paediatric neuromuscular disorders in general. She has developed a particular interest in the dissemination of standard of care and ethical issues in NMD, as well as in the design and conduct of clinical trials in neuromuscular disorders, more particularly in DMD and SMA. Nathalie has participated in development and dissemination of international guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of NMD and has longstanding experience in clinical research in NMD.
Nathalie is actively involved in the development of protocols for international multicentre trials and is investigator of ongoing clinical trials in DMD such as PRO051-02: phase 1/2, PRO 044 phase ½, GSK DMD 114044, PTC124-GD-007-DMD: phase 2b, and the TROPHOS study in SMA.