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Education Committee

Education Committee

Meet-the-expert - tours

Together with BAST, RBSS offers a limited number of highly motivated trainees to get in touch with and to attend surgeries of highly skilled surgeons who are working daily in our country to maintain standards at a high levels.

RBSS started in 2018 with a Tour de VATS, which was followed later on by a tour within colorectal and hepatobiliary departments throughout the country.

Find out below some impressions of the ongoing and past 'Meet the expert-tours'. 


Planned Tours

Colorectal Tour 2020-2021 - Applications are OPEN, deadline September 30th, 2020

VATS Tour 2020-2021 - Applications are OPEN, deadline September 1st, 2020 

Previous Tours

Tour de VATS 2019-2020

Colorectal Tour 2019-2020


Colorectal tour 2019-2020

Congrulations to dr. W. Pamart and dr. A.-S. Hufkens for their selection and completion of the 2019 RBSS Colorectal Tour. 


Picture:  dr. W. Pamart and dr. A.-S. Hufkens and the team of prof. A. D'Hoore during their visit at University Hospitals Leuven.

colorectal tour UZ Leuven 2019



belgian colorectal tour 2019


VATS Tour 2020-2021


belgian VATS tour 2021

The Royal Belgian Society for Surgery, together with the Belgian Association of Surgical Trainees, is honored to invite two motivated Belgian trainees to 5 state-of-the-art thoracic surgery units for a visitorship of two days. During this two-day visit, guided by the best in the field, you will participate in the morning debrief, operating theatre, the multidisciplinary oncology consultation and others. In the evening, an exclusive dinner with your guiding surgeon is offered. Costs are covered.
12/13 October, 2020 - Dr. H. Decaluwé - UZ Leuven
12/13 November, 2020 - Dr. Y. Sokolow - CU Erasme
11/12 January, 2021 - Dr. D. Smet - VUB
11/12 February, 2021 - Dr. V. Lacroix/Dr. E. Wijtenburg - UCL/Jolimont
10/11 March, 2021 - Dr. F. De Rycke/Dr. J. Lesaffer - UZ Gent/AZ Sint-Jan Brugge

Want to apply?

Subscription is open for all French speaking and Flemish speaking trainees - two trainees will be selected (1 FR, 1 VL)

You are a 5th or 6th year trainee in the period of the VATS Tour 

You have an outspoken interest in thoracic and lung surgery 

You are a member of both the BAST and RBSS

Letter of motivation (400 words) and one letter of recommendation

Letter of acceptance of all the teachers of your trainee hospital (obtain green light from all the trainers where you will rotate during the VATS Tour)

Short presentation at the next BSW 2021

Selection of the trainee by the 5 teachers involved by the program and the board of the RBSS

Send your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for application is September 1st 2020, midnight


Colorectal tour 2020-2021 - Subscriptions are OPEN

Subscriptions are now open! Deadline is September 30st, 2020. Send your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Updated dates:

UZA - dr. N.  Komen 12-13 november 2020
UZLeuven - dr. A. D'hoore 17-18 december 2020
UZ Gent + M Middelares - dr. Y Van Nieuwenhove + dr. P Pletinckx 13-14 january 2021
Ulg Sart Tilman - dr. C Coimbra 10-11 february 2021
CU Erasme/I Bordet - dr. A Buggenhout + dr. G. Liberale 22-23 april 2021

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