Belgian Society of Pathology
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Dear members of the Belgian Society of Pathology
All my best wishes for the New-Year 2017!
The year 2016 was fruitful in meetings, with a large participation of all of you. The working groups were very dynamic and a new one has been created: the working group of uropathology whose first meeting took place last December.
With this regard, I remind you that you can find the coordinators of the different working groups on the website (http://www.belgian-society-pathology.eu). You are welcome to join any of these. These working groups are indeed open to all our members in order of contribution.
Here is the program of our Society’s activities for 2017!
We will begin the year with the Belgian Week of Gastroenterology which, as every year, has granted the day of Friday, the 10th of February, to our working group. In the program: 3 lectures about hereditary cancers of the digestive tract, namely intestinal polyposis (Brosens, Utrecht), gastric hereditary cancers (Van der Post, Nijmegen) and GIST and inherited gastrointestinal stromal tumour syndromes (Agaimy, Erlangen), as well as a slide seminar on hereditary tumours.
The next activity of the Society is a two-day course on Soft tissue tumours under the direction of Prof. Sciot. This course will take place at UZ Leuven on April, 28th and 29th. During this two day course, relevant aspects of soft tissue tumours will be reviewed. Lectures will deal with various entities and general approaches towards phenotypic subtypes of soft tissue tumours (eg. spindle cell and myxoid lesions). Slide seminars will serve as a base for an in depth practical approach of various types of lesions. Attendants will be able and are advised to review the scanned slides beforehand (web-based) in order to facilitate an interactive discussion at the meeting. The course is therefore limited to 50 participants. If you have already paid your membership fee, you may register (first registered, first served). Therefore, you need to send an e-mail to Mireille.Goedhuys@uzleuven.be and to pay a registration fee of 100 euros to the account of the Society (IBAN: BE35 7320 2896 2837, BIC : CREGBEBB), with as communication: name, first name- Soft tissue course - 28-29 April.
The annual meeting of the working group of Cytology will take place on the 10th of June and will focus on new guidelines and quality in cytology. Further information will follow in due time.
At the beginning of September, we will organize a two-day course on molecular biology, both theoretical and practical. This course will be primarily dedicated to residents and will lead to a certificate. To be as interactive as possible, the course will be limited to 30 members and will be repeated and upgraded each year.
Finally, the year 2017 will end with the Belgian Week which will take place next October.
Looking forward to meet you all at our upcoming meetings,
Prof. Dr. Anne Jouret-Mourin
Membership fee due (unchanged as to last year):
- 100 euros for confirmed pathologists
- 25 euros for residents, molecular biologist, cytotechnologists and retired pathologists.
To be paid on the account of the society (IBAN: BE35 7320 2896 2837, BIC : CREGBEBB), communication: name first name year of contribution
- BSP Coordination Office
Ms. Anne-Sophie Wirtz