History

The SSBe has grown from the will to active cooperation and consultation of the following associations:

  • The Belgian Spine Society,
  • The Belgian Neurosurgical Spine Society,
  • The Groupe du Rachis,
  • The Royal Belgian Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

These associations found that fragmentation led to shortcomings in dossiers and projects (training, quality, representative representation to the KCE, RIZIV, …) that affect the entire domain.

On November 18, 2011, interested colleagues met and the task force national spine society was established. This preparation resulted in the foundation meeting on 15 June 2012.

The task force was transformed into the general assembly of the new umbrella organization. The first board meeting took place on 19 October 2012.

Effective members:

Giovanni ALESSI
Xavier BANSE
Jens DECKERS
Bart DEPREITERE
Edward FOMEKONG
Patrick FRANSEN
Virginie FRASELLE
Philippe GILLET
Delphine GUEBEN
Robert GUNZBURG
Yves HENROTIN
Davy HOSTE
Everard MUNTING
Thierry PARLEVLIET
Bart POFFYN
Christian RAFTOPOULOS
Joachim RENOUPREZ
Hisco ROBIJN
Frederic SCHILS
Charles SMETS
Gaetane STASSIJNS
Jan SYS
Serge TROUSSEL
Frans VAN KRIEKEN
Johan VAN LERBEIRGHE
Patrick VAN SCHAEYBROECK
Peter VAN WAMBEKE
Dominique VERHULST

In the meantime, the SSBe has 239 members.