Latest update: 22/03/2016

Our partners

Genetic testing involves a number of branches of medicine. Genetics experts therefore often consult with other medical specialists: paediatric neurologists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, surgeons, etc.

Interdisciplinary consultation – with medical partners inside and outside UZ Brussel – also belongs to our current practice.

Partners in own house

The Centre for Medical Genetics (CMG) is one of the key units of the university hospital (UZ Brussel) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
Below are a number of links to the departments, institutions and bodies we work with.
The Medical ethics commission merits a separate mention.

  • UZ Brussel – Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel 
  • VUB  – Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
  • REGE – Research group Reproduction and Genetics 
  • CRG  – Centre for Reproductive Medicine 
  • CHVZ  – Centre for cardiovascular diseases UZ Brussel
  • Children's hospital – Children's hospital UZ Brussel 
  • Oncofertility  – The multidisciplinary 'Cancer and fertility' team
  • Oncological centre – Oncological Centre UZ Brussel 


For many specific genetic disorders, the CMG consults with experts of different disciplines and works as a team. This multidisciplinary consultation for rare disorders is organised largely in house, but also on a national level

In UZ Brussel

  • Andrology and donor problems
  • Autism (RCA)
  • Cardiogenetics
  • Centre for Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Development neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hereditary Cancer
  • Geno-dermatology
  • Klinefelter
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Ophtalmic genetics
  • PGD
  • Cleft lip
  • Tuberous sclerosis

Outside UZ Brussel

  • Mitochondrial team
  • National dysmorphology work group

Genetic research often presents ethical questions for the doctors and researchers involved. Often it is difficult to come up with a ready answer. Issues can be discussed with other doctors in the Bio-ethics reflection committee.
It has a number of permanent members from different disciplines and brings in experts to deal with specific questions. The committee meets regularly and can be convened urgently if necessary.