Speaker profile: Nathalie Roussel

The WFH 2018 World Congress will feature speakers who will discuss important—and cutting edge—topics facing the bleeding disorders community today. In the lead-up to Congress, Hemophilia World Online will be profiling several prominent speakers who will be presenting this May. Today, we look at Nathalie Roussel, PhD.

Name: Nathalie Roussel

Country: Belgium

Talk: Gaining insight into the complexity of pain in patients with hemophilia


Despite the high prevalence of recurrent, constant and widespread pain in patients with hemophilia, there is an immense lack of studies examining the pathophysiology of pain in this population. Understanding the complexity of pain allows to better assess and manage it. In this talk, the neurophysiology of pain will be reviewed, and evidence regarding nociceptive, neuropathic and altered central pain processing in patients with hemophilia will be discussed.

About the speaker: Nathalie Roussel graduated as Master of Science in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2000 and obtained a PhD at the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp in 2009. She currently works as full-time Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp. As head of the division of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, she combines teaching, research and clinical work. Her main research focuses are control of movement and the relationship between pain and movement in patients with low back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and is regularly invited to present her results at Congresses.

To find out more about other speakers who will be at the WFH 2018 World Congress, please visit the Congress program page.