General Info

  • The 35th Belgian Week of Gastroenterology

    will be organized from Wednesday March 8 to Friday March 10, 2023. Abstract submission is possible with a deadline of December 1, 2022 at midnight.

    For the video session of the BSGIE group (not the ‘regular’ session), the deadline is set to January 15, 2023.

    Registration for the event is mandatory and can be done trough this link. If you want to receive updates about the BWGE, we suggest you to add your email address to our mailinglist.

    Invited Lectures will be proposed by the BASL/BLIC, GIREM, BSGIE, BIRD, BGDO, BPC, BeSPGHAN, Proctology and Digestive Pathology.


    CME credits will be provided by online submission to the registered delegates who have attended the sessions. The file from the online accreditation registrations will be sent to the INAMI / RIZIV in April 2023.


    Dutch, French and English. English (British spelling) for abstracts, slides, announcements and oral presentations. As proposed at the Steering Committee of 1995, Belgian Authors may present their original papers at the Plenary Session in their mother tongue.


    We have the tradition of hosting a dinner and party each year. This will be held on Thursday March 9th.
    The venue is at walking distance from the Hilton Hotel, being
    The Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp (link)
    Lange Gasthuisstraat, 45 – Entrance: Leopoldstraat, 26
    2000 Antwerpen

    19:30 is the start of the aperitive with a dinner and music evening starting at 20:30.


    The BSGIE organises a scientific session on Thursday afternoon and a Video Session on Friday morning. A separate video/abstract submission process has been created for that occasion. More info about these videos can be found later on this page in the “Abstract Guidelines” section.


    Please see all details about the posters here.


    A hands-on ultrasound session will be organized. More information on this session can be found here. A separate registration is required and the number of attendees is limited on a first come/first served basis.


    An interactive case report session will be organized on Thursday morning, offering the opportunity to present and discuss rare cases.


    The Belgian Week awards 3 basic or clinical research grants of €2.500 to young researchers.

    The Belgian Week offers 4 travel grants of €750 + free income for foreign researchers of whom an abstract has been accepted for oral presentation.

    Further information on these grants and the application modalities can be found on the research grants page and the travel grants page.

    ACTA Gastroenterologica awards a grant of €500 to best 2023 publication.

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS / CASES and Guidelines

    Abstract submission is currently open. They can be submitted between October 1st and December 1st 2022 at midnight. Abstracts that were submitted before the deadline can be updated afterwards, as long as the deadline has not passed.

    Submission has to be done here.

    The abstracts will be selected by the selection committee of each research group for oral or poster presentation. All abstracts will be scored anonymously, based on originality and scientific value.

    The results of the selection will be communicated to the submitting authors by the end of December 2022.

    Abstract Guidelines

    Upon abstract submission authors will have to choose the research group where the abstract fits the best. Abstracts can be sent to the following research groups:

    • BIRD
    • BSGIE
    • Digestive Pathology
    • BeSPGHAN
    • BGDO
    • GIREM
    • Proctology
    • Case Reports

    Abstracts need to be written in English (British spelling).

    Each abstract which is not a case report and which does not belong to the video session of the BSGIE group contains the following segments:

    • Title (max 300 characters)
    • Introduction
    • Aim
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

    Each abstract which is a case report contains the following:

    • Title (max 300 characters)
    • Results

    The abstract (or case report) text should contain no more than 700 words in total.

    Each abstract which belongs to the video session of the BSGIE group contains the following segments:

    • Title (max 300 characters)
    • Abstract

    Submission for the Video Session of the Belgian Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (BSGIE) on Friday March 10th is open until January 22th 2023.

    The video session BSGIE abstract text should contain no more than 250 words in total. The topic of the video session for 2023 is focusing on “optimising endoscopic resection” : resection technique and complication management.

    Besides this abstract, when submitting it to the video session of the BSGIE group, you will have to send your video file in mp4 format to, using wetransfer. Video needs to be a 6 min edited video with voice-over. This will be the final abstract and video that will be presented on site in case of acceptance.

    For all abstract types, you will be asked to enter about each author their name, institution, city and country. Do not use abbreviations in the first or last name. Do not enter titles and degrees. Also state the order in which they should appear on the abstract. The webpage will help you to define this.

    Registration to the congress is mandatory to be able to present the abstract (poster or oral presentation).

    It is not possible to add images, video (exception for BSGIE), tables or bullet points or to highlight specific parts of the abstract. All content should be in plain text.

    Abstracts which are entered on the website can easily be updated before the abstract submission deadline. We highly encourage you to enter them as soon as possible to avoid last minute problems. Only the last version of the abstract is sent to the selection committee a few hours after the deadline. You are also able to withdraw an abstract before the deadline if you no longer want it to be evaluated.


    • BASL session: 2 awards (1 in Basic Research and 1 in Clinical Research) for the best oral presentation, awarded on Thursday afternoon.
    • BGDO, BIRD and BeSPGHAN, BSGIE, BPC, GIREM will grant 1 award each.
    • Working group of Digestive Pathology: best oral presentation and best poster awarded on Friday afternoon.
    • Best Poster Award: 2 awards (1 in Basic Research and 1 in Clinical Research).
    • Best Case Report Award in Gastroenterology and Hepatology will grant 1 award each.

    The awards will be handed over during the award ceremony on Thursday March 9th, during the BWGE dinner.

    Abstracts accepted for presentation (oral/e-poster) at the 35th Belgian Week of Gastroenterology will be published in Acta Gastroenterologica Belgica (AGEB 2023, fasc1).