8th Belgian Week Of Pathology - President 's letter

Dear Colleagues


The previous seven editions of the Belgian Week of Pathology (BWP) were a huge success. Since several years this meeting takes place a Thagaste – Trefpunt Augustijnen, a magnificent monastery at historical Ghent. Based on your positive comments and the excellent possibilities for interactions with our sponsors, we decided to organise again at this unique location, from October 19-21, 2017.

The Belgian Society of Pathology has undergone important changes, with the development of several working groups. All these groups have developed an up-to-date scientific program for the Eighth Belgian Week, accessible for experienced pathologists as well as for trainees and other young colleagues.

Internationally renowned experts and leading Belgian pathologists and clinicians will share their insights with us in a constructive and friendly atmosphere. There will be ample time for more close contacts with them during coffee breaks, lunches and the Thursday night drink.

Traditionally we welcome our cytotechnologists on Saturday morning, and their will be a free paper session on the first day of the meeting . Abstracts for the free paper session can be submitted until September 1.

This year’s Ethics and Economy session will focus on costs and benefits of pathology, a difficult balance we all are confronted with. Especially in the framework of the changing landscape of Belgian medecine, the subject becomes more important than ever.

We would like to thank our partners from the industry on their renewed support! Some made interesting suggestions, and it is our pleasure to work together in such a constructive way.

We would be glad to see you at the Eighth Belgian Week of Pathology. Registration fees are, as usual, very reasonable so do not hesitate to subscribe…


Sincerely yours,



Pieter Demetter

BWP 2017 President