During the 17th Belgian Surgical Week from May 19th til May 21st, the Young Investigator Award Competition was held. During the Surgical Night the winners were announced:

The abstracts that were witheld for this session were:

 

  Isabelle Debergh, Gilles Uijtterhaegen, Emmelie Reynvoet and Bruno Dillemans Single-stage conversion of gastric banding to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a single center experience of 885 consecutive patients    
  Lieven Depypere, Johnny Moons, Toni Lerut, Gert De Hertogh, Xavier Sagaert, Willy Coosemans, Hans Van Veer, Andreas Renders and Philippe Nafteux Neoadjuvant chemoradiation treatment followed by surgery: there is much more than the Mandard Tumor Regression Score    
  Laurens J Ceulemans, Len Verbeke, Jean-Paul Decuypere, Ricard Farré, Gert De Hertogh, Kaatje Lenaerts, Ina Jochmans, Diethard Monbaliu, Frederik Nevens, Jan Tack, Wim Laleman and Jacques Pirenne Farnesoid X receptor activation limits intestinal ischemia reperfusion injury and increases survival    
  Margot Den Hondt, Bart Vanaudenaerde and Jan Jeroen Vranckx Tracheal tissue-engineering: In-vivo response of mechanically-stripped rabbit trachea with autologous epithelial covering    

 

 

Dr. Den Hondt and dr. Debergh were addressed as laureates of this session and were awarded the first and the second prize, for 1.500 and 1.000 EUR respectively.

winners

 

Also the two best posters of the ten best posters were awarded with 250 EUR each:

Mathieu Vandeputte Sam Van Slycke (OLV Aalst, Belgium) A NEW PLAYER IN TOWN: THE ONSTEP INGUINAL HERNIA TECHNIQUE – INITIAL EXPERIENCE & SHORT TERM RESULTS.

Laurent Coubeau (Ucl saint Luc, Belgium) THE USE OF AUTOLOGOUS PERITONEUM FOR COMPLETE CAVAL REPLACEMENT FOLLOWING RESECTION OF MAJOR INTRA-ABDOMINAL MALIGNANCIES

 

Congratulations to all prize winners!

 

 

 

During the Surgical Night, the powers of the Presidency of the society were handed over from Prof. Jan Lerut to Prof. Paul De Leyn during which the new president thanked the retiring president for his work during the past year.

handover

 

On Saturday, during the collaborative session of BGES and BAST, a very succesfull dry lab-workshop was held. simendo
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