PhD defense coming up

Fré Bauters

Fré Bauters

Promotors: Prof. Dr. E. Rietzschel, Prof. Dr. K. Hertegonne

Title: Sleep apnea in the general population: Phenotype, risk factors, burden of disease & sex-differences
Ghent University

Thursday 01 July 2021 17h

Venue: The Arena (zaal Business Seats B2) - Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808 B41 - Gent

After the defense you are cordially invited to the closing drink.
Please confirm your attendance before June 25th at
You can also attend online via MS Teams: https://PhD_Fré Bauters




Congratulation to the following BASS members,

who defended a sleep-related thesis:

 Sara Op de Beeck

Sara Op de Beeck

Promotors: Prof. dr. O.M. Vanderveken, Prof. dr. A. Wellman, Prof. dr. J.A. Verbraecken,  Em. Prof. dr. P.H. Van de Heyning

Title: Pathophysiological Endotyping in Patients Treated with a Mandibular Advancement Device and Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Friday 02 October 2020, 18:00

University of Antwerp



 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

University of Antwerp



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

University of Antwerp



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: