Belgium Chapter

BSHPBS National Chapter

Summary of Activities

  • To promote scientific research in clinical and basic science in HPB surgery
  • To organize scientific meetings and congresses
  • To share experience and knowledge between surgeons and scientists in a national and international level


  • Chapter President: Alexandra Dili 
  • Secretary: Bert Van den Bossche 
  • Treasurer: Aude Van Lander 
  • Member: Valerio Lucidi 
  • Member: Thierry Chapelle 
  • Member: Baki Topal 
  • Member: Frederik Berrevoet 
  • Member: Olivier Detry 

Members of IHPBA

Abreu de Carvalho, Luís Filipe
Berrevoet, Frederik
Bertrand, Claude
Cappelle, Marie
Chapelle, Thiery
Coubeau, Laurent
D'Hondt, Mathieu
Dili, Alexandra
Hartman, Vera
Huysentruyt, Frederik
Jaekers, Joris
Lerut, Jan
Lucidi, Valerio
Pirenne, Jacques
Roeyen, Geert
Rogiers, Xavier
Sergeant, Gregory
Troisi, Roberto Ivan
Uyttebroek, Ortwin
Vandeputte, Mathieu
Vanlander, Aude
Vannijvel, Marie
Vansteenkiste, franky
Wicherts, Dennis
Ysebaert, Dirk

Upcoming Meetings

The 5th International Congress of the International Living Donor Liver Transplantation Group


Place: Brussels, Belgium

Date: October 15-16, 2021

View the announcement here .

Welcome Address

Course Learning Outcomes



Past Meetings

21st Belgian Surgical Week 2020: “Thinking out of the Box”

Friday 8th May from 11.30 am till 1.00 pm

Elisabeth Centre, Antwerp

Program of the BSHPBS

Moderators: C. Hubert, V.Lucidi, B.Van den Bossche

  1. ICG in HPB surgery – J.Jaekers, KU Leuven
  2. Debulking/R2-resection for CRLM – LA de Carvalho, UZ Gent
  3. Vascular resection in pancreatic cancer surgery - B.Topal, KU Leuven
  4. Ablation of unresectable, locally advanced, pancreatic cancer - A.Dili, UCL-Godinne
  5. Oligometastatic pancreatic cancer: ever candidates for resection? – G.Sergeant, Jessa ZH Hasselt
  6. Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy in pancreatic cancer patients- Dr V. Hartman-UZA

Post Graduate Course Meeting Files:

PGC Session 1:
Primary cancer in healthy liver - Differential diagnosis, radiological assessment
Michaël Dupont

Primary cancer in healthy liver - Size, number and location: where is the limit for surgical resection?
Catherine Hubert

Primary liver tumor in an otherwise healthy liver
G. Sergeant 

Neoadjuvant/adjuvant treatment in cholangiocarcinoma
Marc De Man

PGC Session 2: 

When to resect, when to transplant
Eric Vibert

Downstaging of HCC before liver transplantation
Laurens Hermie

HCC on cirrhotic liver: Epidemiology, Medical treatment guidelines, Outcome
Isabelle Colle

Limits of liver resection for HCC - Preoperative functional liver assessment
Bart Bracke and Thiery Chapelle

PGC Session 3: 

Klatskin Tumor - Preoperative Management & Surgical Technique
Baki Topal

Gallbladder cancer : Incidental gallbladder cancer : how to manage?
Bert Van den Bossche

What is a Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor) & how to do the diagnosis?
Valerio Lucidi

Belgian Section for HB and Pancreatic Surgery (BSHBPS)
Royal Belgian Society for Surgery (RBSS)


Friday 18TH October 2019

Lamot Congress Center, Mechelen

President: Eric Vibert (Hopital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France)

Course coordination: Dili A, Van den Bossche B, Vanlander A

Click here to view programme.

Belgium Registry of Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

Promotor: Ghent University Hospital

(EC approval: January, 2017)

Online recruitment open from February 8th, 2017

Consecutive recording of laparoscopic and open liver procedures

Link to the Registry




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