Belgian Week of Gastroenterology

  • BWGE 2020

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    Our 32nd edition of the BWGE was again an excellent variety of high quality scientific meetings combining the presentation of cutting-edge research performed at our belgian institutions as well as state-of-the-art lectures by renowned experts on a wide range of topics, relevant to our field and its various subdisciplines.

    Besides these scientific sections that constitute the backbone of the congress for many years, the BWGE 2020 offered a lot of other attractive sessions and activities!

    Highly appreciated was also the BWGE Postgraduate Course. The speakers of the PGC focused on new diagnostic and therapeutic insights into a specific gastrointestinal disorder with direct impact on daily clinical practice. The program is oriented towards clinical gastroenterologists, fellows and trainees and is part of a 3-year postgraduate program covering all fields and updates in our specialty. This PGC hence fits well within the aim of the BWGE: bringing together clinicians and researchers in a stimulating meeting.

    We also had the opportunity to attend satellite symposia, organized by some of our sponsors, featuring top-experts for exciting talks or panel discussions

    Posters were permanently displayed on interactive screens in the exhibition hall. Some of the best posters have been discussed during lunchtime in a separate area in the exhibition hall. This encourages and supports our young researchers.

    As our professional landscape and the world around us are constantly evolving, the BWGE also evolves to remain at the frontline of meetings where we can share knowledge and experience. In collaboration with the many scientific societies that constitute our Steering Committee, we are working hard to put together a program that is both innovative and respects the tradition that made this conference the number One meeting in gastroenterology and hepatology in Belgium.

    We hope we can expect you at our 2021 scientific meeting. Dates and location are to be announced!


    Prof. Dr. Sven Francque and Prof. Dr. Isabelle Colle
    Scientific Coordinators

    The Belgian Week of Gastroenterology and it’s organizing committees awarded some prizes for the best oral presentations or posters.

    Download our preprogramme leaflet which contains the highlights of this edition

    We also had a lot of interesting symposia, organised by some of our valued partners.

    • TAKEDA: The gut-selective mechanism of action of vedolizumab (pdf)
    • PFIZER: Controlling Ulcerative Colitis in 2020: the doctors’ and patients’ perspectives (pdf)
    • EISAI/MSD: REFLECTing on a new treatment in unresectable and/or advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (pdf)
    • BAYER: Decision making in the jungle of therapies for advanced HCC : an evidence based approach (pdf)
    • BIOGEN: Biosimilars: a fuel to innovation (pdf)
    • JANSSEN: Will Treat-to-Target with early endoscopic assessment lead to better outcomes? (Preliminary) answers from the STARDUST trial of ustekinumab in Crohn’s disease (pdf)
    • GILEAD: The countdown towards HEP C elimination has started! (pdf)
    • ALNYLAM: The right diagnosis is the only way out. Unravel the cause of unexplained, severe abdominal pain. (pdf)
    • ELI LILLY: Lightning talks on aHCC – Addressing the gaps & looking ahead. (pdf)

    Platinum Partners

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    Gold Partners

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    Silver Partners

    ACTA Gastroenterologica (link)
    Alnylam Benelux LogoBoston Scientific LogoEisaiNorgine LogoOlympus LogoONIS Medical LogoReckitt LogoSandoz LogoServier Logo