Thursday 9 until Saturday 11 May 2019.


Thermae Palace Hotel
Koningin Astridlaan 7
8400 Oostende
Phone +32(0)59 80 66 44
Thermae Palace is easily accessible:
  • From Aachen via E40-A10, Brussels (114 km), Ghent (70 km), Bruges (29 km)
  • From Dunkerque via E40-A18, Veurne (33 km), Nieuwpoort (21 km)
  • From Lille via A17-A10, Kortrijk (62 km), Bruges (29 km)
  • From Breda via E17-E40-A10, Antwerp (123 km), Ghent (70 km), Bruges (29 km
Take the third exit Middelkerke/Nieuwpoort on the President Kennedy roundabout in Ostend. Follow the Elisabethlaan - Northlaan until the Media Center (to your left). Then turn right and take the Troonstraat. Keep on driving and you will automatically arrive in the Koningin Astridlaan. The hotel is located to your left, just beyond the hippodrome.

Car Park
The hotel has its own large car park (170 parking spaces). In walking distance from the hotel, other parking spaces are available, however usually paying.

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


Accreditation for general points and points for E&E will be requested as 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, Thermae Palace hotel at the Astrid & Boudewijn Rooms on Thursday May 9th, 2019. Seperate registration is mandatory.

The 20th 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)

Scientific Secretariat
Av. W. Churchill-laan 11/30, Brussel 1180 Bruxelles
Phone +32 (0)2 374 51 58- Fax +32 (0)2 374 96 28
Website :
Enterprose number: 422.621.575
Congress Secretariat
AIM Group International - Brussels Offce
Grensstraat, 7 - B-1831 Diegem (Belgium)
Phone: +32 (0)2 722 82 30
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