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WELCOME to the official BELAPS homepage !

 


 

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UPCOMING SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS :

 

Save The Dates:

-Friday 26 April 2024: Annual BELAPS Scientific Spring meeting at the 25th Belgian Surgical week, at Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium,

with also a Joint session on "Thoracic surgery in children and adults" organised by BeSTS & BELAPS in the morning, and in the afternoon our annual BELAPS Scientific Spring meeting, with Invited Expert Lecture on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

 

 

- Saturday 16 November 2024: BELAPS' 50th ANNIVERSARY CONGRESS ! + Annual General Assembly + Annual Dinner*

More information will follow soon!

 

-Every second Monday evening of the month: BELAPS-ONCO BOARD Teams Meeting !

with Difficult case discussions & Study updates

(please contact Aurore Pire, Martine Demarche or Lucas Matthyssens for planning and more info!)

 

 

...more details soon

& check regularly below for more information !

 

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BELAPS Aims & Mission statements

 

 

 

 

What is Paediatric Surgery?

 

Definitions: "General Surgery in Children" & "Specialised Paediatric Surgery"

 

 

The WOFAPS / Kyoto Declaration of Paediatric Surgery (2001)

(Grosfeld JL, WOFAPS.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2001;36(12):1743  doi: 10,1053/jpsu.2001.28811  PMID: 11733896)

 

 

Information for parents - pour parents - voor ouders :

please find here already some info in English (from BAPS, with permission)

et en Français (from SFCP, avec permission)

 

 

About Training & Recognition of Paediatric Surgery:

Read here our Open letter & position statement (21.12.2020)

to the Minister of Health and all stakeholders involved in the (training of)

surgery in neonates and children in Belgium:

-Dutch version:

"Voorstel voor Hervorming van de opleiding Heelkunde in België: Vergeet de kleintjes

niet." Urgente Open brief en position statement van de Belgische Vereniging voor

Kinderchirurgie, 21.12.2020

-version Française:

Proposition de réforme de la formation en chirurgie en Belgique: N'oublions pas les

petits." Lettre ouverte urgente et déclaration de position de la Société Belge de

Chirurgie Pédiatrique, 21.12.2020

Lettre_urgente_de_la_BELAPS_sur_Réforme_formation_Chirurgie_20201221.pdf:

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC PAEDIATRIC SURGICAL MEETINGS: 

 

U P C O M I N G  BELAPS  Meetings : check here regularly!

The Board of BELAPS will organize exciting (inter)national scientific meetings in the near future :

as soon as we have more information you will find it on our homepage !  

  

2024

-Friday 26 April 2024: Annual BELAPS Scientific Spring meeting at the 25th Belgian Surgical week, at Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium,

with also a Joint session on "Thoracic surgery in children and adults" organised by BeSTS & BELAPS in the morning,

and in the afternoon our annual BELAPS Scientific Spring meeting, with Invited Expert Lecture on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

 

-SAVE THE DATE !  Saturday 16 November 2024: BELAPS' 50th ANNIVERSARY CONGRESS ! + Annual General Assembly + Annual Dinner*


 

 

 

U P C O M I N G  (Inter)National  Paediatric Surgical Meetings*

2024

 

 


 

 

P A S T   BELAPS   scientific  meetings

2023

November 8: Annual Autumn Congress of BELAPS  with scientific sessions (free papers and difficult cases sessions) (14:00-17:00h) + Annual General Assembly of BELAPS (17:30-18:30h) + Annual Dinner of BELAPS* at De Abdijhoeve, Abdij van Park 4, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium (*please contact a.s.a.p. Lucas.Matthyssens@uzgent.be  for reservations & meal preferences)

June 21-23: 69th Annual International Congress of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS), in collaboration with BELAPS, at BMCC, Bruges, Belgium

June 20: BAPS International Training Day, for international trainees in paediatric surgery (all training years), at Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

April 27-28: Annual BELAPS Scientific Spring meeting at the 24th Belgian Surgical week, at Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium, with also a Joint session on Ambulatory surgery in children organised by BAAS & BELAPS in the morning, and in the afternoon our annual BELAPS Scientific Spring meeting

March 16-17:  BVK-SBP Annual Congress (Paediatrics), at The Egg, Brussels, Belgium,

with on 17/3/2023 a Parallel subspecialty Joint session on Gastroenterology+Surgery organised by BESPGHAN & BELAPS

 

2022

November 30: Annual BELAPS Scientific Autumn Meeting & General Assembly, De Abdijhoeve, Abdij van Park 4, Heverlee, Belgium

May 6: Annual BELAPS Scientific Spring Meeting, at the 23rd Belgian Surgical Week (RBSS), Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium

March 21: BELAPS Info Meeting "Future of Paediatric Surgical Training in Belgium"

March 18: Joint Scientific Session of BELAPS & BePICS: "Paediatric Abdominal Emergencies: a Multidisciplinary Approach", at the 50th Annual Congress of BVK-SBP, The Egg, Brussels
 

 

2021

December 1: Annual BELAPS Scientific Autumn Meeting II + General Assembly of BELAPS : virtual meeting ONLINE

September 10: Joint Scientific Meeting "BGES+BELAPS" (9A, 14:30-16:00h) & BELAPS Scientific Autumn Meeting I (16:30-18:00h), 2021 Belgian Surgical Week, Antwerp (BE) 

June 2: ! ONLINE ! ANNUAL BELAPS Scientific Spring Meeting (15-19h) : virtual meeting ONLINE

March 6: ! ONLINE ! "BELGIAN HERNIA DAY-meeting" of BSAWS, the Belgian Society of Abdominal Wall Surgery, with morning session on "Pediatric hernia surgery" in collaboration with BELAPS (9-13h) : virtual meeting ONLINE

 

2020

November 25: ! ONLINE ! Annual BELAPS Scientific Autumn Meeting & Annual General Assembly of BELAPS (15-19h) : virtual meeting ONLINE

 

2019

November 27: SCIENTIFIC AUTUMN MEETING OF BELAPS, with international expert keynote lecture  +  BELAPS Annual General Assembly  +  BELAPS Annual Dinner, BRYC, Brussels (BE) 

 

2018

September 26: FIRST JOINT BeNeSwiss INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING of BELAPS, the Dutch Society of Paediatric Surgery (NVKC) and the Swiss Society of Paediatric Surgery (SGKC/SSCP), the day before the start of the 8th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF ESPES, Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels (BE) more info see this link

March 8: 46th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF BVK/SBP, THE BELGIAN SOCIETY OF PAEDIATRICS (BVK-SBP), Brussels (BE)  with a morning joint BVK/SBP + BELAPS session on "Abdominal Pain in Children"

 

2017

December 22:BELAPS SCIENTIFIC AUTUMN/WINTER MEETING & 2017 GENERAL ASSEMBLYat the Brussels Royal Yacht Club (BRYC), Brussels (BE)  

 May 18: GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COLLEGIUM CHIRURGICUM ON THE REFORM OF SURGICAL TRAINING IN BELGIUM (Belgian Surgical Week, Thermae Palace, Ostend, BE)

 April 6-7: FIRST JOINT CONGRESS of BELAPS & THE SWISS SOCIETY of PEDIATRIC SURGERY (SGKC/SSCP) , at Interlaken (CH)  see this link 

2016

October 22FIRST JOINT CONGRESS of BELAPS & BESPGHAN:  Annual BELAPS Autumn Congress (+ Annual General Assembly of BELAPS) , in collaboration with the Belgian Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BeSPGHaN), Lamot, Mechelen (BE)

July 19-22: 63rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS of BAPS, the British Association of Paediatric Surgery,in association with BELAPS and NVKC, the Dutch Society of Paediatric surgery, Beurs van Berlage,  Amsterdam (NL)  with  Postgraduate Training Day with IPEG-endorsed Workshop on Minimal Invasive Surgery in Children and Newborns

April 23: JOINT MEETING ON PAIN IN CHILDREN, Annual Congress of the Belgian Association for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (BAPA), organized together with the Belgian Paediatric Pain Association (BePPA) & BELAPS,  Leuven (BE)

 

2015

October 23-24: ANNUAL CONGRESS & GENERAL ASSEMBLY of BELAPS, Luxemburg (LU): congress programme;free papers sessions

March 6: ANNUAL SPRING MEETING of BELAPS, Charleroi (BE) : meeting programme

 

P A S T  Inter/National  Paediatric  Surgical  Meetings

2023

December 4-5: 42ème Séminaire de Chirurgie Pédiatrique: Pathologies Malformatives: du diagnostic anténatal à la chirurgie réparatrice. Société Française de Chirurgie Pédiatrique (S.F.C.P.), Reims (FR)

July 5-7: Joint International Congress of ESPES & IPEG on Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, at Sorrento (IT)

June 21-23: 69th Annual International Congress of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS), in collaboration with BELAPS, at BMCC, Bruges, Belgium

June 20: BAPS International Training Day, for international trainees in paediatric surgery (all training years), at Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

June 7-10: 24rd Annual Congress of the European Paediatric Surgeon's Association (EUPSA), at Izmir, Turkiye

 

2022

October 12-15: WORLD CONGRESS of PEDIATRIC SURGERY (WOFAPS), Praha (CZ)

September 29-30: 12th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ESPES, the European Society of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, at Barcelona (ESP)

July 13-15: 68th International Annual Congress of BAPS, Birmingham (UK)

June 29-July 2: 23rd Annual Congress of EUPSA, Tel Aviv (ISR)

 

2021

November 29-30: 40ème Séminaire d'Enseignement du Collège de Chirurgie Pédiatrique et de la Société Française de Chirurgie Pédiatrique (SFCP) , organisé par la Société Francophone d'Urologie Pédiatrique et de l'Adolescent (SFUPA): "L'endo-urologie pédiatrique: actualités et perspectives", à Marseille (FR)

October 11-13: 77ème CONGRES ANNUEL DE LA SFCP, la Société Française de Chirurgie Pédiatrique : virtual meeting 100% digital & ONLINE 

September 15-17: 11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ESPES, the European Society of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, at Lugano (CH)

September 1-4: ! HYBRID MEETING ! 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EUPSA, the European Paediatric Surgeons' Association, Athens (GR) & ONLINE

July 7-9: ! ONLINE !  68th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BAPS, the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons - virtual meeting ONLINE

 

2020

September 18: ! ONLINE !  10th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF ESPES, the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons, E-Congress ONLINE

 

2019

September 11-13: 9th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF ESPES, the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons, Vicenza (IT)

June 13-15: 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS of EUPSA, the European Paediatric Surgeons' Association, Beograd (SRB)

February 21-23: ESHRE course:  "Gynecological Pathologies in Adolescence", Alicante (ESP), more information see here

 

2018

November 15-20: 50th ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS OF SIOP / IPSO, THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES OF PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY AND PAEDIATRIC SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, Kyoto (JPN)

October 20ANNUAL FALL MEETING OF BESPGHAN, the Belgian Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: "What's New On the Paediatric Oesophagus", STAM Ghent (BE) see here

September 27-28: 8th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF ESPES, THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF PAEDIATRIC ENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS, Brussels (BE) more info see this link

 July 18-20: 65th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BAPS, THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY, Liverpool (UK)  

June 20-23: 19th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS of EUPSA, the European Paediatric Surgeons' Association, Paris (FR)

 

2017 

October 11-13: 74th CONGRESS OF SFCP, THE FRENCH SOCIETY OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY, Nice (FR)  

October 5-7: 49th ANNUAL MEETING OF CAPS, THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PAEDIATRIC SURGEONS, Banff, Alberta (CDN)  

September 27-29: 7th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF ESPES, THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF PAEDIATRIC ENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS, Wroclaw (POL)

July 19-21: 26th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF IPEG, THE INTERNATIONAL PEDIATRIC ENDOSCOPY GROUP & 64th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF BAPS, THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY, London (UK)

June 22-23: ADVANCED COURSE ON LAPAROSCOPIC NEONATAL SURGERY, Naples (IT)

May 22: 5° SYMPOSIUM INTERNATIONAL D'ETHIQUE CLINIQUE CHEZ LE NOUVEAU-NE & L'ENFANT: Transplantation & don d' organes autour de la naissance, Charleroi (BE) more info: tel +32(0)71-921323

May 17-20: 18th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY OF EUPSA, THE EUROPEAN PAEDIATRIC SURGEONS' ASSOCIATION, Limasol (CYP)

May 4-7: 2017 ANNUAL MEETING OF APSA, THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ASSOCIATION, Hollywood, Florida (USA) 

April 6-8: FIRST INTERNATIONAL MEETING of PEDIATRIC AIRWAY TEAMS - INPAT, Genoa & Cinque Terre (IT)

February 14: RENCONTRES DE PERINATALOGIE: L'urgence en périnatalité, Brussels (BE) more info: Jasmine.Fleurquin@erasme.ulb.ac.be

February 9-10BAPS PAEDIATRIC SURGERY ONCOLOGY COURSE, Oxford (UK)

January 27: UMons TRAUMA & PECTUS COURSE, Mons (BE)  more info: france.brohee@hap.be

January 20INTESTINAL FAILURE & TRANSPLANTATION SYMPOSIUM , Leuven (BE) more info: tim.vanuytsel@uzleuven.be

 

2016

November 25-2651. AKADEMIE FUER KINDERCHIRURGIE (AKIC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinderchirurgie, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendchirugie und Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kinderchirurgie, Luzern (CH)

November 14-169th EUROPEAN PEDIATRIC COLORECTAL & PELVIC RECONSTRUCTION SYMPOSIUM, Paris (FR) 

November 9-10: CHILDREN'S ADVANCED TRAUMA (CAT) COURSE, Sheffield (UK)

November 2-416th ANNUAL CONGRESS of BAPES, the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons, Manchester (UK)

October 12-15IPEG-ENDORSED CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN MEETING ON NEONATAL & PAEDIATRIC MIS: Hands-On Course & International Symposium, Graz (AU)  

October 8-112nd WORLD CONGRESS of PEDIATRIC SURGERY (WOFAPS), WashingtonDC (USA)

September 28-306th ANNUAL CONGRESS of ESPES, the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgery, in collaboration with GECI & SIVI, Madrid (ESP)

September 22-2448th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING of CAPS, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgery, Vancouver (CDN)

September 21-2373rd ANNUAL CONGRESS of SFCP, the French Society of Paediatric Surgery, Toulouse (FR)

September 8-1029th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PEDIATRIC SURGICAL RESEARCH (ISPSR), Frankfurt / Main (GER)

June 15-1817th ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS of PAEDIATRIC SURGERY, EUPSA, the European Paediatric Surgeons' Association, Milano (IT)

June 9: Meeting of the GRIP, national multidisciplinary Working Group on Pediatric Intestinal Failure, Brussels (BE)

May 24-28: 25th ANNUAL IPEG CONGRESS FOR ENDOSURGERY IN CHILDREN, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Fukuoka (JPN)

May 14-17: 47th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS of APSA, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, in collaboration with IPSO, San Diego (USA)

May 10: INTERNATIONAL MEETIING ON ESOPHAGEAL ATRESIA:  "10 years CRACMO", CHRU Lille (FR)

April 24-28: 49th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS of PAPS, the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Hawaii (USA)

March 19: SECOND BELGIAN HERNIA DAYorganised by BSAWS, the Belgian Section of Abdominal Wall Surgery, with a special session on "Hernia in paediatric patients". Yvoir, CHU Mont-Godinne (BE)

March 3: Meeting of the GRIP, national multidisciplinary Working Group on Pediatric Intestinal Failure, UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven (BE)

January 31-February 3: 45th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM PEDIATRIC SURGERY, Obergurgl (AU)

January 22-23: 34ème SÉMINAIRE DE CHIRURGIE PÉDIATRIQUE (SFCP): "La Vidéochirurgie en Urologie Pédiatrique" , Colmar (FR)


2015

December 3: Meeting of the GRIP, national multidisciplinary Working Group on Pediatric Intestinal Failure, Brussels (BE)

November 6-7: 24ème RÉUNION DU GECI, Dijon (FR)

November 5-7: 8th INTERNATIONAL PAEDIATRIC COLORECTAL WORKSHOP,  Nijmegen (NL)

October 8-11: 47th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS of SIOP, the International Society for Pediatric Oncology, Cape Town (RSA)

September 21"MINI-INVASIVE SURGERY IN MINI PEOPLE (PEDIATRICS)", an international symposium and BGES monday evening session on minimal invasive surgery in neonates and children, Ghent (BE)

September 17-19: 47th ANNUAL MEETING of CAPS, the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Niagara Falls (CDN), 17-19 sep 2015

September 16-18: 72ème CONGRÈS ANNUEL de la SFCP, Société Française de Chirurgie Pédiatrique, Lille (FR)

June 17-20: 16th EUROPEAN CONGRESS of PAEDIATRIC SURGERY (EUPSA), Ljubljana (SLO)

 

 

 

BELAPS Documents (member area)

BELAPS Statutes/bylaws

Ongoing BELAPS Studies  

BELAPS Consensus statements

Previous BELAPS studies

Previous BELAPS meeting documents

Interesting videos 

 

 

 

 

BELAPS Executive Board:

President: H. Steyaert

First vice-president: L. Matthyssens

Second vice-president: M. Demarche

Secretary FR: A. Targnion

Secretary NL: K. Van Renterghem

Treasurer: C. Vercauteren

Commissioner: M. Miserez

 

 

 

 

Interesting LINKS

American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) 

Belgian Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (BeSPGHaN)

British Association for Paediatric Surgery (BAPS)

British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (BAPES)

Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (CAPS)

European Pediatric Surgeons' Association (EUPSA)

European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (ESPES)

German Society of Paediatric Surgery (DGKCH)

Groupe de Etude en Coeliochirurgie Infantile (GECI)

International Pediatric Endoscopy Group (IPEG)

International society for Paediatric Surgical Oncology (IPSO)

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kinderchirurgie (NVKC)

Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendchirurgie

Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Société Francaise de Chirurgie Pédiatrique (SFCP)

Société Internationale de Oncologie Pédiatrique (SIOP)

Swiss Society of Paediatric Surgery (SGKC/SSCP)

World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS)

 

 

 

More information?

for all questions, also on how to become a member of BELAPS or

* to add your meeting to the BELAPS Scientific Calendar,

please contact the webmaster L. Matthyssens

or by conventional mail: BELAPS secretary, Winston Churchill - laan 11/30, 1180 Ukkel

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