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Piet Eelen

RN, MSc
Clinical Nurse Specialist Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Center (NMSC) of Melsbroek, Belgium


Experience

Piet Eelen is a Clinical Nurse Specialist Multiple Sclerosis working in the National Multiple Sclerosis Center (NMSC) of Melsbroek, Belgium. He has a post-bachelor degree in Rehabilitation and Continence Nursing. From 1990 until 2011 he worked as a head nurse of a rehabilitation ward. Since 2012 he works as a clinical nurse specialist guiding and supporting persons with MS in his clinical practice, with a special focus on chronic disease management and lifestyle factors in MS. He organizes courses for nurses to stimulate development and education, in the NMSC and in Belgium. He participates and collaborates with national and international healthcare associations. He is an invited speaker and member of advisory boards organized by pharma companies (Biogen, Merck, Novartis, TEVA, Sanofi-Genzyme, Roche, Coloplast and BBraun).

Piet participates and organizes research projects in MS in the NMSC. Since 2012 he is the president of the Belgian Association of MS-Nurses. Since 2017 he is a board member of the network on Rehabilitation In Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) and coordinator of the different Special Interest Groups in RIMS.