Surgical Week Subsite 2019

Surgical Week Subsite 2019

BSW 2019 laureates


Is the hepatic arterial buffer response also present in the transplanted liver? A comparative study between cirrhotic and transplanted livers.

Th. Van Overmeiren, A. Vanlander, F. Berrevoet, X. Rogiers (Gent)


Analysis of the first one hundred minimally invasive pancreatic resections in a large supraregional Belgian centre

Vandeputte, C. De Meyere, I. Parmentier, F. Vansteenkiste, M. D’Hondt (Kortrijk)


Laparoscopic repair of a symptomatic hernia of Petit with preperiotoneal Progrip mesh

Ruyssers, T. Gys, Th. Lafullarde, B. Gys, J. Gielis (Brussel, Geel, Antwerpen)



Julien Grosman                                                                                               Perrine Ledent


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e-poster BSW 2019 guidelines

Your e-poster will be available during the whole length of the conference on multimedia screens spread throughout the Exhibition Hall. In addition, all E-posters will be made available for viewing on the conference website and app up to one month after the conference.

Please find some regulations on handling and expectations regarding your e-poster below.


Electronic posters only - no paper

Please note that only E-posters will be accepted for BSW 2019. No paper posters will be accepted.


Display of e-posters

E-posters are on display throughout the whole conference on multimedia screens situated in the poster area in the Exhibition hall (Albert Hall). All e-posters are available on all screens.


What is an E-poster?

An e-poster is an electronic poster displayed on computer screens, instead of printed on paper like a traditional poster.


What formats can I use?

Only material in *.pdf can be accepted.


Please create your poster in the following format: DIN A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm), portrait orientation. This way, your poster details will show nicely on the large screens as the resolution is then maintained.

Hyperlinks, animated images, animations and animated slide transitions are not permitted for ePosters and will be non-functioning.

For your convenience, we add a link to a powerpoint template file on the conference website, providing you the correct size and orientation, together with artwork related to the conference.


Are there any limitations to the size of my E-poster?

Maximum 1 page can be uploaded.

You can include the logo of the congress and conference title in the document, without being too visible (see attached file).


How is my poster being displayed?

All E-posters will be displayed during the entire conference in the E-poster area in the exhibition hall. The E-posters will be displayed on user friendly multimedia screens available for E-posters only. All E-posters will be available on each screen.

Besides being displayed onsite during the conference, all E-posters will be made available for viewing on the conference website and app up to one month after the conference unless objected by the presenting author.


How can I upload my poster?

E-posters should be uploaded before the conference. Login as an author through the system, select ‘My submissions’ and select the abstract where you want to submit your poster for. When you are convinced this is the abstract where you want to upload your pdf for, click on the right sided menu on ‘Program’, and then you will see a new right sided menu where you can choose to upload you slides. Choose this option to upload your pdf.

All E-posters should be uploaded at the latest Friday May 3rd 2019 before midnight via the Easychair system. After May 3rd, no uploads will be possible and your poster will not be included on the poster screens.

Inter-university Cup

During the 2019-Belgian Surgical Week, the RBSS will organize its second Inter-university cup on Friday afternoon.



- A fun competition and fair play.

- Disciplines targeted: vascular surgery, cardiothoracic and upper digestive surgery, digestive    surgery, general surgery (breast, abdominal wall, endocrine), history of medicine

- Interaction between all the candidate-specialists of different years, all universities combined.

- Bring together the training supervisors and the candidate-specialists.


Composition of the teams:

- Seven teams from different universities (VUB, KUL, UZA, UGent, ULB, UCL, ULg).

- 4 teammembers:

  • Three trainees in each team
  • At least one trainee currently rotating in a non-university hospital
  • A trainee in their 1st - 2nd year, a 3rd – 4th year and a 5th – 6th year of training.
  • One coach-staff member per university



- Questions are asked about surgery but also history of medicine and general culture

- Some questions are preceded by an exercise of technical skill which needs to be properly completed before answering.

- Allocation of time: 3 minutes per question.

- One point per correct answer.

- The public can participate in the knowledge test by means of smartphone polls.


Authorized material to support the team:

- T-shirt

- Flags

- Caps

- Scarfs

- ...

CREATE YOUR TEAM and get coached by a Trainer: contact your training coordinator !

Send the names of the team members as soon as you have assembled your team to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beach Football Match

Thursday 9th May 2019 at 7.00 p.m. on the beach in front of the Thermae Palace Hotel.

Game between surgeons and sponsors.

Don’t forget to write yourself down via the site from April 1st onwards for this friendly football match between the congress’ Sponsors and the Surgeons. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

Instructions for Authors

Belgian Surgical Week 2019

Ostend, May 9-10-11, 2019


01-12-2018: opening abstract submission


07-02-2019: definitive closure abstract submission

Due to the 25% increase of submissions for this year's edition of the BSW,

the abstract acceptance decision will be communicated 2 weeks later, i.e. 29-03-2019 


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