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Belgian Section of Thoracic Surgery

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  • Last Updated: Wednesday, 04 November 2020 18:01
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Welcome to the public webpage of the Belgian Section of Thoracic Surgery, a section of the RBSS.


Please tune in regularly for more updates on the section, its members and activities!




Dear Colleague,

As Belgium is confronted with a second wave with even higher impact on the normal care, including cancer surgery,

the Belgian Society for Thoracic Surgery (BeSTS), a section of the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery (RBSS), would like to invite you to the following webinar:

BeSTS Webinar

"Management of Lung Cancer during a Covid-19 Surge: what to do when surgery is currently not an option?"

Tuesday November 10th, 2020, 19H00 CET

Please find the program below. 

We are grateful that three experts are willing to give their view on the management of lung cancer in these special times in such short notice.


Herbert Decaluwé, UZ Leuven

The Surgeon’s View: New York Experience during the first Wave (20 min),  

Brendon Stiles, Weill University, NY

The Radiation Oncologist‘s View (20 min), 

Yolande Lievens, UZ Gent

The Respiratory Oncologist‘s View (20 min), 

Christophe Dooms, UZ Leuven


Please register in advance: 


You are invited to a Zoom meeting: 

Management of Lung Cancer during a Covid-19 Surge

When: Nov 10, 2020 19:00 Brussels  (CET) 

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.





 Latest news

+++++September 8th, 2020++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dear Colleague,

During the latest General Assembly of the RBSS, Sept 1st 2020, the RBSS Board announced the creation of the new Belgian Section for Thoracic Surgery (BeSTS). I would like to thank you for your messages with enthusiastic support. More than 50 surgeons signed the request to the RBSS.

The next step is the creation of the Board of this new section, which consists of 8 members including the President, the Vice-President, the General Secretary, the Treasurer, the Scientific Coordinator and three other members in accordance to the current bylaws (in attachment).

If you are a candidate to become a Board member, please notify Mrs Annette Hirsch, secretary to the RBSS, by mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before Sept 30th 2020.

These candidates for the Board will subsequently gather to install a Board, co-opt other members and/or organise an election among members of the BeSTS, if necessary. The members of the Board will nominate the different positions among them. Finally, the newly installed Board will seek approval by an (online) General Assembly among the BeSTS members.

To conclude, it needs to be addressed that membership of RBSS is obligatory to become member of BeSTS (which is free for members of the RBSS). If you are not yet an RBSS member, please do so, you are more than welcome! More information and how to apply for an RBSS membership can be found and done through this link.




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