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

Deadline for application is September 1st 2020, midnight

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