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BSW 2020 & COVID-19


Update 12.03.2020, 11h55


Given the developments of the latest 24h in regards to COVID-19 crisis and in line with the recommendations of the government, the RBSS Board has decided to postpone the 2020 Belgian Surgical Week until the autumn of 2020.


The event will thus not take place from 7-9/5/20. The way the situation unfolds in Belgium as in the rest of the world give us no other choice.

The RBSS secretariat will inform all stakeholders of this decision.

More details in regards to the submitted scientific work will follow once we start planning again this event for our society. 

Should you have any important matters you intended to submit to the board, kindly send them by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

As already communicated earlier, continue to follow our website and social media accounts to stay updated.


10.03.2020, 14h14

The RBSS board is aware of the huge impact the COVID-19 crisis has on our whole society and is  aware of the fact that numerous events are cancelled in an attempt to limit the outbreak.

We currently do not know what the situation will be in May.

We hope that the number of infections will start to decline in a couple of weeks, as is happening in China right now.

So far, we have no reasons to cancel  nor postpone the BSW. 

We will follow the instructions of the government and abide to their advice, even if it would mean that we have to cancel or postpone the event in the coming days or weeks.

More info will follow. Please check regularly our website for more information concerning BSW and other RBSS events.



The 21st Belgian Surgical Week will be held in the Elisabeth Conference Centre, Antwerp, from Thursday 7th until Saturday 9th May 2020.

Check this site and your mailbox regularly for more information and updates!


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