Upcoming events:

6March 2020
Hilton Antwerp

Belgian Week of Gastroenterology 2020

BGDO Session

Satellite symposium
08:15 - 09:00 Breakfast symposium ELI LILLY

BGDO session
09:00 Best abstracts selected for Oral communications
Moderators: Veerle Casneuf OLV Aalst -| Alain Hendlisz Institut Jules Bordet Brussels
10:30 Break
11:00 Highlights of the Year
Moderators: Patrick Pauwels, UZ Antwerpen | Eric Van Cutsem, UZ Leuven

  • Upper GI cancers: Laura Mans, ULB Erasme, Brussels
  • Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic cancers: Jeroen Dekervel, UZ Leuven
  • Colo-Rectal cancers: Marc Peeters, UZ Antwerpen

12:00 DPD-flash & Remission of BGDO Award, Karen Geboes, UZ Gent & Marc Peeters BGDO Chairman

More info and registration

14-15May 2020
Palace Brussels

FFCD & BGDO Digestive Oncology Course

FFCD & BGDO Digestive Oncology Course


The BGDO is happy to co-organize with the FFCD (Fédération Francophone de Cancérologie Digestive) the Intensive Course in Digestive Oncology  on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May 2020 in Brussels  - cinema Palace.

As usually, the program will cover all main aspects and topics in digestive oncology involving multidisciplinary approaches (program under finalisation).

Cinéma Palace, 85 Boulevard Anspach - 1000 Brussels

11January 2020
Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport

BGDO Annual Meeting 2020

Advances in Pancreaticobiliary Cancers

Programme Registration This year, we will mainly focus on pancreatic and biliary tract cancers, 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. The program intents to be very interactive with case presentations, outstanding multidisciplinary panel debate with radiologists, oncologists, radiotherapists, surgeons, pathologists and geneticians on a variety of controversies in GI cancer treatment. 8.30 Registration and coffee 8.45 Welcome Address - Marc Peeters, BGDO chairman 8.50 Borderline resectable vs locally advanced pancreatic cancer Moderators: Saskia Carton  | Jean-Luc Van Laethem
  • Case presentation Laura Mans - ULB Erasme, Brussels
  • Pro chemotherapy Thomas Seufferlein - Universitätsklinikum, Ulm
  • Pro radiotherapy Geertjan van Tienhoven - AMS Amsterdam
  • Panel discussion Bart Op de Beeck - UZ Antwerp | Mark De Ridder - UZ Brussel  | Frederik Berrevoet - UZ Gent
10.25 Convention on pancreatic cancer: what finality? Jo De Cock - Inami / Riziv 10.45 Brunch 11.45 Genetic & molecular biology in pancreaticobiliary cancers Moderators: Alain Hendlisz  | Eric Van Cutsem
  •  Case presentation Astrid De Cuyper - UCL Saint-Luc, Brussels
  • Molecular testing in pancreaticobiliary cancer: ‘facts and future’ by the genetician Daphné t'Kindt - Institut Bordet Brussels
  • Integrating molecular aspects in clinical practice Pascal Hammel - Beaujon Hospital, Clichy
  • Testing for pancreaticobiliary cancer in the world of the NGS convention - Marc Van den Bulcke - Cancer Centre Sciensano
  • Panel discussion: Pieter Demetter - Institut Bordet | Karen Geboes - UZ Gent | Sabine Tejpar - UZ Leuven

13.15 General assembly

13.30 Farewell Coffee

You can register here: BGDO Annual Meeting 2020 registration form