University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Philip Moons is Professor of Healthcare and Nursing Science at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Belgium; visiting professor at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and honorary professor at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Philip Moons has published more than 370 articles in international, peer-reviewed journals; and presented over 330 abstracts at national and international conferences. He is mainly involved in outcome and quality of life research in congenital heart disease, and developed and implemented the role of advanced practice nurse in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program of the University Hospitals of Leuven. He is the driver of the APPROACH-IS and APPROACH-IS II projects, investigating patient-reported outcomes in adults with congenital heart disease in over 60 centers from more than 30 countries. The spearhead of Philip Moons’ research is ‘Transition and Care’.

For his work, Philip Moons received Martha N. Hill New Investigators Award 2004 from the American Heart Association and the Atie Immink New Investigators Award 2008 from the European Society of Cardiology. He is fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). In 2014, he was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), which is a prestigious recognition for his work and his contribution to nursing.