Olivier Descamps

DESCAMPS Olivier, Stéphane.

Present position (2018): Director (2001-…) of the Center for medical research at Jolimont and Clinics of Cardiovascular Prevention, President (2009-.) of the Ethical committee in the

4 regional hospitals of the Jolimontoise Entity, Health coordinator (2009-… ) “Objectif

Santé” (health City project) in Manage. President (2018) of the Belgian Society of

Atherosclerosis (Belgian Lipid Club), President and Founder (2015- …) of the Belgian

Association for Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (Belchol, ASBL). Professor at the Da Vinci institute (Dieteticians School in Brussel). Maitre de Conférence (2018- ….) of the faculty of medicine and dentistry of the Catholic Universisty of Louvain (UCLouvain).

Education : Medical Doctor, Specialist in Internal Medicine (UCLouvain). Certificate of the

American Board for Basic and Clinical Science in Medicine (USA). PhD in public health

(genetic epidemiology) (UCLouvain). Postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at the

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA (Department of

Biochemistry of the Professors Denis McGarry & David Foster). Postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology (Department of Molecular Genetics of the Professors and Nobel Prize of Medicine Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein). Universitary Certificate in Ethics of Health Care (UCLouvain)

Research interests : Familial hypercholesterolemia, genetics of cardiovascular disease, lipoprotein metabolism, cardiovascular prevention, motivational interview, medical anthropology, genetic epidemiology, statistics, ethics and philosophy.