Joan Vlayen is a physician (1997, University of Leuven, Belgium) with a specialisation in Endocrinology (2003) and a certificate of hospital management. Since 2006 he has been working as an expert at the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) where he is involved in several guideline, quality indicator and HTA projects and provides methodological support for literature reviews. In the past, he has worked for the Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBAM). He was also a member of the ADAPTE collaboration, and recently joined the GRADE Working Group.
At the KCE, he is mainly involved in the development of guidelines and quality indicators in the domain of oncology. He participated at the EC funded CoCanCPG project, and helped to establish a long-term collaboration between KCE, IKNL and SIGN.