BAST is looking for the best trainers in Belgium and we need your help! For the third time, we are organising the Silver Scalpel Awards. The award aims at nominating those trainers you wish to thank for their continuous efforts in helping you become the surgeon you want to be.

Who is the teacher that stands out in the crowd of trainers you have crossed along the way?  Who makes you enthusiastic about your job and has helped you become a better doctor, surgeon and/or person?

Let us know by filling in the voting form and don’t forget to write us a short motivation on  why you think he/she deserves this award.

The award will be presented on the Surgical night during the 2017 Belgian Surgical week on Thursday 18th May 2017.


Voting is open to all Belgian surgical residents in training in 2017.

Silver Scalpel Award Alumni:

  • 2016: Dr. Guido Vangertruyden, Jessa Ziekenhuis, Hasselt
  • 2015: Dr. Franky Vansteenkiste, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk

Voting has ended

The 2017 BAST Silver Scalpel Award winners:

1st place: dr. Marian Vanhoeij, UZ Brussel, Jette

2nd place: dr. Frank Van Thielen, ZNA Jan Palfijn, Antwerpen

3rd place: dr. Dirk Vervloessem, ZNA Middelheim, Antwerpen

congratulations to all winners!