Parkinson's disease and other conditions with Parkinsonism are common neurological conditions that affect more than 50,000 people in Belgium. The disease can manifest in a variety of ways, such as mobility issues (shaking, muscle stiffness, etcetera), cognitive problems or problems with going to the toilet, sleeping, swallowing, speaking, etcetera.

Experts at Maria Middelares General Hospital are ready to answer the many questions that will arise. A variety of subjects will be discussed in several free information sessions. The information session are held on an annual basis. You can choose for yourself which information session(s) you want to attend. Registration is required.


The target group for these information sessions is patientsand their carersor immediate family.


From 2pm to 4pm. The doors open from 1.30pm.


Maria Middelares General Hospital - Chapel, Buitenring Sint-Denijs 30, 9000 Ghent

This is not in the hospital building. Follow the signs on our site to the Klooster building (number 1 on the map below).

Scroll down to view the programme and to register.

CONTACT or +32 (0)9 246 28 60


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02/10/2020Parkinson’s disease: a medical overview

Dr Olivier Stevens, neurologist; Dr Koen Matthys, Rehabilitation physician and
Lore Sucaet or Ria Flieberg, Neurology nurse
This information session is cancelled because of COVID-19.Mobility with Parkinson's disease

Silke Cocquyt, physical therapist and Tanja Tanghe, physical therapist
15/01/2021Cognition and communication with Parkinson's disease

Riet De Paermentier, speech therapist
26/02/2021Diet and swallowing problems with Parkinson's disease

Riet De Paermentier, speech therapist and Domien Van Dijck, dietitian
23/04/2021Psychological and sexual changes with Parkinson's disease

Ulrike De Taeye, psychologist
21/05/2021(Daily) life with Parkinson's disease: information about assistive equipment, services, subsidies, tips & tricks

DĂ©vine Sys, occupational therapist and Maaike Verplancke, social worker