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BSUGIS Spring meeting 2018

4th Spring Meeting BSUGIS

Friday March 2nd, 2018


Updates on Esophageal cancer


Provinciehuis Leuven





08:30     Welcome and registration

09.00 - 10.15    Session I: Diagnostics and evaluation                                                    K. Vermeiren – E. Farinella

09:00     EGD and EUS as diagnostic tool (D. Blero, C.H.U. de Charleroi)

09:15     Radiological diagnosis: PET/CT versus MRI versus PET/MRI (S. De Vuysere, Imelda Bonheiden)

 09:30     Pathology specimens: what to learn from them (G. De Hertogh, UZ Leuven)

09:45     Follow-up strategies after esophagectomy (M. Van den Eynde, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc)

10 :00   Discussion

10 :15   Coffee break


10.45 - 12.00   Session II: Challenges in multimodality treatment                              J. Valk – H. Van Veer

10:45     Neoadjuvant treatment: what to do? (T. Boterberg, UZ Gent)

11:00     What after neoadjuvant treatment? (K. Vermeiren, Imelda Bonheiden)

11:15     Place of lymph node dissection after neoadjuvant treatment (G. Hubens, UZA)

11:30     Salvage surgery (I. El Nakadi, Hôpital Erasme)

11 :45   Discussion


12 :00   Lunch


13.00 - 14.15 Session III: Surgical dilemmas                                                                     Ph. Nafteux – M. Thoma

13:00     Best evidence topics: MIE versus open (J. Valk, ZNA)

13:15     Best evidence topics: chest versus neck anastomosis (P. Pattyn, UZ Gent)

13:30    How I do it? MIE lateral, chest anastomosis (E. Van Daele, UZ Gent)

13:45     MIE prone, neck anastomosis (P. Lissens, Sint-Andriesziekenhuis)

14:00     Discussion


14 :15   Coffee break


14.45 - 16.00     Session IV: Quality: complications and how to treat them?               W. Coosemans – P. Lissens

14:45     Complications after esophagectomy: what is the real story? (Ph. Nafteux, UZ Leuven)

 15:00     Endoscopic treatment of complications (T. Moreels, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc)

15:15     Help! Airway fistula (H. Van Veer, UZ Leuven)

15:30     Enhanced recovery programs: myths and facts (Y. Deswysen, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc)

15:45     Discussion




Registration fees

Registration for the Spring Meeting is mandatory and can be done through the links provided on the Your basket will be cretaed when you are logged in. You need to be registered on to be able to register for this meeting. If not done so, you will be redirected first to create your profile. Registration includes participation in the scientific sessions, coffe breaks and lunch.


RBSS member:                  € 45     registration link titular member / registration link full member

RBSS non-member:          € 65     registration link

Trainee/BAST member:    € 25      registration link

Accreditation has been requested. Contact the BSUGIS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


How to get there?

Find your way to the Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant in Leuven. 

Take the Leuven ring road preferably in the counter-clockwise direction. Do not enter the tunnel under the station but take the side road. Drive further upto the KBC bank office on the station square and turn right, just before the KBC office. After heading under a small bridge, you will drive now nexto the train rails. At the end of this one way traffic side road, you will find the parking of the Provincial House. Follow the appropiate signs.  Click here for directions and a map view.


There is a visitors parking provided in the basement at the 2 level of the Provinciehuis (paying). Other parkings are in the immediate neighbourhood, including the car park at the Kessel-Lo side side of the railway station (700 places).



The BSUGIS 2018 Spring meeting is organised with the support of the following partners:

patella logologo Duomedlogo Medtroniclogo JJ definitieflogo Applied Medical


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