The Belgian Association of Surgical Trainees (BAST) was founded by surgical trainees and for surgical trainees more than a decade ago. We represent all Belgian surgical trainees, across all Belgian universities. Currently, almost half of all Belgian trainees are BAST members! All residents are therefore more than welcome to join the BAST and are encouraged to take part in our meetings & courses.

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Sep 08

Vascular exposure workshop BYF

September 8 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Sep 14

ALLIVER masterclass

September 14 - September 16
Oct 27

Latest News

Opinion article: Gender Diversity in Belgian Surgical Training

During the first half of 2017, the BAST conducted the first national survey on surgical education. The results, and in particular the results concerning gender diversity in surgical training in Belgium, were presented during the ASIT conference (Association of...
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Our Mission

Unite & facilitate

Unite all surgical trainees across the country and facilitate the integration within the Belgian surgical community


Protect the interests

Protect the interests of the surgical trainee at multiple organisations including Speciality Boards (Erkenningscommissie/Commission d’Agrément), Collegium Chirurgicum (CC) and the Royal Belgian Society for Surgery (RBSS)



Stimulate surgical education and surgical training by way of multiple courses & workshops





Promote an attitude of scientific involvement (f.e. our BAST trainers-trainees session at the Belgian Surgical Week)

Become a Member

Standard Membership

Our standard membership package
  • The standard yearly fee is 20€ and includes the following membership package:
  • 1.     Free attendance of our courses on surgical techniques ( vascular suturing courses,  cadaveric courses, laparoscopic training, …)
  • 2.     Join us on our different sessions, as a participant or speaker (you may even take home the grand prize!)
  • 3.     The opportunity to participate in the work of BAST, either in committees or local.
  • 4.     And much more to come…
  • I would like to register for Belgian Association of Surgical Trainees (BAST) only, membership valid until August 31st, 2017
Enrol with BAST only