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BSAWS Hernia Tour 2023-2024

18 August 2023

Belgian Section of Abdominal Wall surgery Tour 2023-2024


Dear 5th and 6th year residents,


The Belgian Section of Abdominal Wall Surgery ( BSAWS ) and the RBSS will organize a Hernia Tour during the 2023-2024 academic year.

During this tour, 2 residents with a specific interest in hernia surgery will visit 6 participating hospitals and have the opportunity to learn different techniques in hernia repair and engage in face-to-face discussions with the hernia specialists.

Each visit will be a one-day visit and the tour includes both Flemish and French speaking hospitals.

If you are interested, please send your curriculum vitae and motivational letter to Info@acta-medica-belgica.be and Anthony.beunis@gmail.com before 18/08/23. Candidates will be selected by the teachers of the participating hospitals.



– One French and one- Flemish speaking resident

– 5th or 6th years of surgery during the concerned period

– Special interest in Hernia surgery

– Member of the RBSS

– CV + Letter of motivation

– Deadline for application 18/8/23



– Teaching of tips and tricks

– See open, Robotic, Laparoscopic techniques

– Component separation / Botox / PPP

– Create a network with the teachers

– Create a network with colleagues from the other part of the country



– UZ Ghent, Prof Berrevoet / Dr Allaeys

– CHU Mont Godinne Dr Lemaire

– UZ Brussels Dr Janssens

– AZ Sint Jan Brugge Dr Van Cauwenberge

– CHU Liege Dr Haumann

– UZ Leuven, Prof Miserez / Dr Van De Winkel


Exact dates to be communicated with the applicants as soon as possible. Visits will be held in October, November, January, February, March and April.


Hope to see you soon!


Dr Beunis Anthony

President BSAWS

Dr Eli Chelala

Board member BSAWS