” The right to live and to die with dignity.”
The Club des Etoiles is happy to receive the eminent Belgian neurosurgeon and founder of the neurosurgical ward of the Erasme hospital, Professor Jacques Baron Brotchi on Tuesday September 20th 2022.
He proposes a bioethical theme that regards both health and politics, as 20 years ago, in 2002, Belgium passed a law that decriminalised, under certain conditions, euthanasia.
This subject will allow him to answer to questions about quality of life, end-of-life dignity, the importance of palliative care, the law of 2002 and its modifications in 2014 and 2020, and to talk about the situation of the countries that surround us.
1997 to 2001 – President of the Commission of Education of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).
2001 to 2007 – President of the Commission of “Clinical Research” of the National Scientific Research Fund (FNRS.)
Since 2003 – Member of the administrative counsel of the Francqui Foundation.
2005 to 2009 – President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).
Since July 2010 – Senator
2018 to 2019 – President of the Senate