PhD defense coming up

Friday 02 October 2020 18h: Sara Op de Beeck, University of Antwerp:
Pathophysiological endotyping in patients treated with a mandibular advancement device and upper airway stimulation for obstructive sleep apnea.



Congratulation to the following BASS members,
who defended a sleep-related thesis:

 Jolien Beyers 2016 2983

Jolien Beyers

Promotors: prof. dr. O. Vanderveken and prof. dr. M. Dieltjens

Title: Assessment of the clinical effectiveness of the treatment of positional obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway stimulation therapy for obstructive sleep apnea

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 18:00

University of Antwerp

Location: Campus Drie Eiken, Building Q, Promotiezaal, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk

Presentation in Dutch



2018 Chloe Kastoer

Chloé Kastoer

Promotors: prof. dr. O. Vanderveken and prof. dr. P. Van de Heyning

Title: Imaging in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: focus on drug-induced sleep endoscopy for patient selection and prediction of treatment success

Wednesday 04 July 2018, 17:30

University of Antwerp

Location: Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Auditorium Kinsbergen, route 12 Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem

Presentation in Dutch

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Merijn van der Laar 

Merijn van der Laar

Promotors: Prof. A.P. Aldenkamp, Prof. Dr. D.A. Pevernagie

Copromotor: S. Overeem

May 2017

University of Maastricht

Title: Individual differences in insomnia:

Implications of psychological factors for diagnosis and treatment




Annelies Verbruggen

Promotors: Prof. dr. P. Van de Heyning, Prof. dr. O. Vanderveken 

University of Antwerp

January 2017

Title: New insights in oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.


Marie Bruyneel

Marie Bruyneel

Promotors: Prof. dr. J. Levy, Prof. dr. V. Ninane 


September 2015

Title: Ambulatory diagnostic and monitoring techniques for sleep disordered breathing


Tim Willemen portret

Tim Willemen

Promotors: Prof. dr. ir. Sabine Van Huffel, Prof. dr. ir. Jos Vander Sloten, Prof. dr. ir. Bart Haex

Leuven University

February 2015

Title: Biomechanics based analysis of sleep



20141128 Dieltjens phd

Marijke Dieltjens

Promotor: Prof. M. Braem, Prof. O. Vanderveken

Copromotor: prof. Van de Heyning

Antwerp University 

December 2014


Novel Approaches on Compliance, Titration and Sleep Position to Optimize the Therapeutic Outcome of Oral Appliance Therapy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing



Gisele Maury

Gisèle Maury

Promotors: Prof. Eric Marchand, Prof. Robert Poirrier


November 2014


Added value of mandible movement assessment in the management of adult sleep disordered breathing




 benny mwenge

Dr. B. Mwenge,  

Promotor: Prof. D. Rodenstein

Copromotor: Prof. G. Liistro


September 2014

Early phase assessment of therapeutic devices and of a new treatment for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea.



Bass members who'd like to send in their picture and an abstract of the thesis are welcome to do so: