General information

Dates 21st Belgian Surgical Week

Thursday 7 until Saturday 9 May 2020.


Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre, Antwerpen

Elisabeth Centre Antwerp
Koningin Astridplein 20-26
2018 Antwerp

+32 (0)3/224 89 06
+32 (0)3/224 89 08

FMCCA/A Room with a ZOO is located in the heart of the city of Antwerp, just a ten minute walk from the historic city centre. It’s location next to Antwerp Central Station guarantees easy accessibility by public transport, with train, tram, and bus stops within walking distance. A good number of car parks are also available in the vicinity.

By car

The smartest way to get to a Room with a ZOO is by train but the city is also easily reachable by car and coach because of its location on a crossroads of European motorways.

IMPORTANT: A Room with a ZOO is situated in a low emission zone (LEZ) which the city of Antwerp is reinforcing as of 1 February 2017 to enhance air quality. The most polluting vehicles are banned from the city centre. Use the online test to see if your car is allowed to enter the zone and demand a temporary permit or day pass if need be.

Find out more about the low emission policy of the city of Antwerp.

Parking with discount

At Parking Station ZOO (formerly Nova), visitors of A Room with a ZOO get a special discount. They pay €4 for a day ticket. Don't forget to ask attendants at A Room with a ZOO to validate your parking ticket!

A good number of car parks are available in the immediate vicinity of A Room with a ZOO. Electronic signposts announce the location of car parks and free spaces (purple zone). The nearest car park is Q-Park.

Park & Ride

If you'd rather not drive and park in the busy Antwerp city centre, you can always use the Park & Ride formula: park easily and for free outside the city and hop on the tram or bus to A Room with a ZOO. Find an overview of all the park & ride locations in the city.

By train

A Room with a ZOO is located next to the famous Antwerp Central Station. This station is considered to be one of the most beautiful stations worldwide with both national and international connections. Thanks to its central location in Europe, connection times to major cities are short and comfortable. Antwerp has high speed rail connections with Paris, Amsterdam, London and Cologne. The train journey to Brussels International Airport takes only 34 minutes. All information, timetables, and fares can be found on the NMBS website.

The official language of the Congress is English. Simultaneous translation is NOT provided.


Accreditation for general accreditation as well as for E&E will be requested once the program has been finalised. 

In registering for the Congress, participants agree that neither the Congress Committee nor the Organisers assume any liability whatsoever. Participants and sponsors should therefore organise their own health and personal insurances.

An exhibition highlighting medical and surgical equipment, pharmaceutical products and books, will be held during the Congress. Access to the exhibition is free for all participants.

Coffee and Lunch
Coffee and tea will be available during the breaks between sessions and a light lunch is included in the registration fee.

Surgical Night
The Surgical Night will be held at the conference location in one of the event halls on Thursday Evening May 7th, 2020. Seperate registration is mandatory.

The 21st Belgian Surgical Week is organised together with:
Belgian Association for Ambulatory Surgery (BAAS)
Belgian Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (BACTS)
Belgian Association for Pediatric Surgery (BELAPS)
Belgian Group for Endoscopic Surgery (BGES)
Belgian Society for Surgical Oncology (BSSO)
Belgian Society for Vascular Surgery (BSVS)
Belgian Trauma Society (BTS)
Belgian Association for Surgical Trainees (BAST)
Collegium Chirurgicum (CC)
and the Sections of the RBSS:
Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery (BSAWS)
Belgian Section for Breast Surgery (BSBS)
Belgian Section for Colorectal Surgery (BSCRS)
Belgian Section for Endocrine Surgery (BSES)
Belgian Section for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (BSHBPS)
Belgian Section for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (BeSOMS)
Belgian Section for Upper GI Surgery (BSUGIS)

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Congress Secretariat
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Grensstraat, 7 - B-1831 Diegem (Belgium)
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