About us

The Belgian Society of Pathology is an independent and non-profit medical society led by expert volunteers. We unite pathologists, residents, cytotechnologists, molecular biologists and other scientists involved in Pathology

Our mission

To lead a global Community of physicians, scientists and allied professionals through education and research with the goal to promote the understanding of disease.


The Belgian Society of Pathology was founded in 2012 by the Belgian society of Anatomic Pathology, the Belgian Society of Clinical Cytology and the Digestive Pathology Club.

The BSP groups pathologists from Belgium and neighboring countries (The Netherlands and Luxemburg), residents, cytotechnologists and molecular scientists involved in Pathology.

The Society host a major conference once a year “The Belgian week of Pathology” with outstanding speakers. Several meetings and courses are organized during the year with a special attention for residents. This network allows us to reach out to the global pathology community. Diversity is our strength.

The society welcomes also different workgroups around specific pathologies (breast pathology, uropathology, gynaecologic pathology, etc.) advising good clinical practicepublishing recommendations and guidelines and promoting scientific work.

Collaboration with the Professional Union (VBS/GBS-AP)

Since 2021, the BSP and the Professional Union have been striving for a close collaboration, aiming for unity in vision, communication, and governance as their highest common goal. The statutes of both associations have been aligned in recent years and are available in Dutch and French.

Both associations care deeply about our profession, each emphasising specific aspects to ensure that we can continue to practice this beautiful profession in an educational, high-quality, and properly appreciated manner. Together, we are stronger in this ever-changing world with new challenges.

What we do

Meetings – Courses

Renowned for their scientific programmes and innovation.

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Working groups

The BSP has working groups per subspecialty in pathology. The WG are platforms for our members with a common interest for sharing expertise and knowledge in a specific domain. 

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BSP Board