Upcoming events:

11January 2020
Crowne Plaza Burussels Airport

BGDO Annual Meeting 2020

Advances in Pancreatico-Biliary Cancers

Preliminary program
We will mainly focus on pancreatic cancer this year, more specifically on perioperative strategies for pancreatic cancer and options in locally advanced tumors. We will also discuss the influence of genetic and molecular analyses on therapeutic strategies in metastatic setting.


14 -15May 2020
Palace Brussels

FFCD & BGDO Digestive Oncology Course

12June 2019
BGDO Office

BGDO General Assembly

The BGDO Board is pleased to invite its membres to the BGDO General Assembly on Wednesday 12 June at 19:30.

  • Approval of the agenda
  • Approval of the annual financial statements for the accounting period of 1 January 2018 till 31 December 2018
  • Approval of the estimated expenses 2019
  • Release of the board members from any liability for the accounting year 2018

 Venue: Leuvensesteenweg 643 – 1930 Zaventem (entrance back of the building)

Who can participate:
All BGDO members who have paid their membership fee are entitled to participate in the General Assembly whether in person or by proxy. (only one proxy per person)

Registration: via this link


26-27April 2019
Château de la Poste - Maillen

BGDO Digestive Oncology Course

Quality indicators and NGS/molecular pathology in GI cancers

Programme    Registration

The BGDO is pleased to invite you for the next Digestive Oncology Course for clinicians.

Due to rapid technical advances, steeply declining sequencing costs, and the ever-increasing number of targeted therapies, it can be expected that extensive tumor sequencing such as whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing will soon be applied in standard care. However, the complexity of interpreting genomic data is hindering its implementation in the clinical context.

This course aims at making clinicians familiar with the types of genomic variants reported by the laboratory and the technology used to determine the results, including limitations of current testing methodologies and reports.
A special emphasis is put on the main molecular alterations in gastro-intestinal cancer and the direct perspectives for targeted therapies. This course applies to clinicians interested in digestive oncology, but without profound knowledge of recent progression in molecular biology.

Discover the  programme

Registration: for delegates / for speakers

Time: Friday 26 April 10:30 - 18:30 | Saturday 27 April 09:15 - 12:30

On Friday evening  a barbecue is foreseen in an hunting lodge. We will eat in the forest around a nice fire.

Venue: Château de la poste ● Ronchinne, 25 - 5330 Maillen .


Philippe AFTIMOS, Institut Bordet Brussels / Kathleen CLAES, UGent / Karin DAHAN, IPG Gosselies / Jeroen DEKERVEL, UZ Leuven / Nicky D’HAENE, ULB Erasme / Karen GEBOES UZ Gent / Vincent HAUFROID, UCL Brussels / Patrick PAUWELS, UZ Antwerpen / Hans PRENEN, UZ Antwerpen / Sabine TEJPAR, UZ Leuven / Isabelle VANDEN BEMPT, UZ Leuven / Marc VAN DEN BULCKE, Cancer Centre Sciensano / Liesbet VAN EYCKEN, Cancer Registry.

22Feb. 2019
Hilton Antwerp

Belgian Week of Gastroenterology 2019

BGDO Session

The BGDO will have its Friday morning session during the Belgian Week of Gastroenterology . The programme will include oral communications of the best abstracts in the Belgian oncology and a review of the highlights of the year. For more information visit BGDO Session Programme
12 January 2019
Crowne Plaza Burussels Airport

BGDO Annual Meeting 2019

Curative approach in oesophageal cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis in 2019

Registration Programme We are glad to announce the 15th BGDO Annual Scientific Meeting. Curative approach in oesophageal cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis are the main themes of this year. DATE: Saturday 12 January 2019 VENUE: Crowne Plaza Burussels Airport We look forward to welcoming you!
13JAN 2018
Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport

BGDO Annual Meeting

Adjuvant therapy: today & tomorrow

Register Now Programme

The meeting will explore original and interesting topics on ADJUVANT THERAPY: TODAY & TOMORROW.

First, we will start with the General Assembly.  A good opportunity to have short glimpse on the new website, the achieved goals, the new collaboration with the FFCD and an update on the ongoing and upcoming trials.

Two highly up-to-date talks will open the Innovation in Oncology session:

  • Prof Laurent-Puig addresses the value of Liquid Biopsy in GI cancers, a very hot topic in the near future!
  • Another underused practice to improve survival is to follow patient care through Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO). Prof Marc Peeterswill comment the engaging results that can be obtained by interacting with patients more closely.

This year has been marked by several important trials in the adjuvant setting:

  • The IDEA consortium looked at the role of the length of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer. Prof Timothy Iveson led the SCOT trial with very interesting results in this setting and will give us the privilege to listen to his analysis.
  • In gastric cancer, the FLOT trial sets a new standard in perioperative care, which will be presented by Prof Alain Hendlisz.
  • Prof Chris Verslype will discuss the value of capecitabine in hard-to-treat pancreatic and biliary tract cancers.

Last but not least Prof Marc Buyse, world-renowned statistician in the field of oncology, will propose new ways to address clinical trial design, benefit assessment and futuristic statistical methods.

A huge thank you to all our Sponsors, Majors and Regulars.

22Feb. 2018
Hilton Antwerp

Belgian Week of Gastroenterology 2018

BGDO Session

The BGDO will have its Friday morning session during the 30th Belgian Week of Gastroenterology , with as invited guest, Prof Magali Svrcek, an eminent pathologist from Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris, who will discuss MSI in GI cancers, a very Hot Topic!. The programme will include oral communications of the best abstracts in the Belgian oncology, a review of the highlights of the year and a remarkable lecture on MSI testing in GI cancer. For more information visit BGDO Session Programme