Congress 50 Years

Dear member of the Belgian Hand Group
Dear hand surgeon, resident, therapist and other people interested in hand surgery

We are proud to announce our celebration congress of 50 years Belgian Hand group. Our Belgian Hand Group was founded in 1972 – it was a beautiful year: a.o. the first pocket scientific calculator was introduced, Don Mclean released ‘American Pie’ and ‘The Godfather’ came to theater, a liter of gas costed only 0.36 Eurocent, the first single-chip microprocessor was invented and funny detail, your current president to the BHG was brought into being. So now it is time to look back, look forward and celebrate!

Mark your agenda’s for September 3rd 2022. The BHG is happy to invite you to the beautiful Museum M in Leuven, to join, register and participate in this wonderful event. For our scientific enthusiasts, please feel free to submit a presentation for our free paper session of a poster presentation, we look forward to your valued contributions!

The program is under construction but we already have wonderful interesting speakers on topics of innovation, ethics, radioprotection and history. As a sneak preview, you can already enjoy the attached preliminary program. We will conclude by enjoying a roof top music entertained celebration if all goes well with the start of our famous Leuven fair on the background (interesting to visit) and obviously, your partners are also welcome to join us at this walking & dining reception!

We sincerely hope you will take the opportunity to join us in September and look forward to our joint effort to make this delightful opportunity a big success!

Accreditation will be requested for the meeting + Ethics & Economics + Radioprotection.

Ilse Degreef
Belgian HandGroup President

Preliminary Programme

08:00 - Welcome coffee and Visit of the Exhibitors

08.30 - Ethics in hand surgery on corona triage, second victim and social media in hand surgery with a.o. Prof. Kris Vanhaecht, Dr. Sebastian Peters & Bart De Clerck

10:00 - Coffee break and Visit of the Exhibitors

10:30 - Innovation in hand and wrist surgery with topics on plexus surgery, complex forearm reconstruction, microsurgery now and in the future, robotics, basal joint arthroplasty & registration novelties with a.o. Prof. Dr. Olivier Barbier, Prof. Dr. Xavier Libouton, Prof. Dr. Jörg Bahm

11:30 - Free Papers and featuring of the invited winner of the Belgian Hand Surgery Certificate

please submit to and

12:00 - Lunch and Visit of the Exhibitors

13.00 - Radioprotection for hand surgeons about history and innovation with evolution towards radiation free technology with with a.o. Dr. Jan Veryser, Renaat Van den Broeck & René Van Tiggelen (Belgian Radiology Museum)

15:00 - Coffee break and Visit of the Exhibitors

15.30 - Past and future of hand surgery – a half of a century Belgian history with a.o. Prof. Dr. Paul Wyllock, Prof. Dr. Frédéric Schuind (new Honorary president), Prof. Dr. Luc De Smet & Dr. Joris Duerinckx

17.00 - Roof top reception and walking dinner with musical entertainment, partners also welcome

20.00 - End of Congress

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