Continuing Medical Education Conferences in Belgium
Sep 19 - 20, 2019 | CME 12.00 | EUR €650 | Oncology
Upper and Lower GI Tumours 2019 is organized by European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) and will be held from Sep 19 - 20, 2019 at Hotel NH Brussels Bloom, Brussels, Belgium. CME Accreditation “The ESGAR Case-based Workshop in Upper and Lower GI Tumours has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 12 European CME credits (ECMECs). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.” Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
2019 International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Europe Biotechnology Conference is organized by International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and will be held from Sep 25 - 26, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport, Brussels, Belgium. Why Attend? Hear what the new megatrends are and how it will influence your operations and shape the future Learn about how to ensure "capable capacities" at CMOs, CROs, and Analytical Laboratories Discover professional ideas on how to develop the "Biotech Workforce of the Future" Learn what industry leaders’ thoughts are for tomorrow Engage with Regulators addressing the regulatory framework for biologics Explore new ways to address patient needs with new product types such as Biosimilars, Biobetters, ADCs, and ATMPs Learn from the challenges in manufacturing personalised medicines Network with colleagues and speakers to learn about best practice ideas and influencer Who Should Attend? Professionals at all levels of the industry from young professionals to the most senior executives, Communities of Practice, special interest groups, pharmaceutical industry equipment and services suppliers, and regulatory professionals. • Young Professionals • Senior Executives • Communities of Practice • Special Interest Groups • Equipment and Services Suppliers • Regulatory Professionals Description: Biopharmaceuticals has become a main pillar in the pharmaceutical industry, with significant transformation in the development, strategy, technology and operations. This transformation is a continuous process, which is impacted by other developments in digitalisation amongst other factors. Entirely new concepts, such as gene - and cell therapy, are being brought to market, which offer even more possibilities to regenerative medicine or disease remission. However, there are still operational and technological challenges. Reproducing large molecules reliably at an industrial scale requires manufacturing capabilities of a previously unknown complexity and sophistication. The starting material that produce recombinant therapeutics are genetically modified living cells that must be frozen for storage, thawed without damage, and made to grow in a reaction vessel. The molecules must then be separated from the cells that cultivated them and the media in which they were produced, all without destroying their complex, fragile structures. This process requires new technologies and capabilities and will be explored at our conference. Similarly, in GMP and Quality there are challenges, for instance working with a non-sterile starting material in a sterile and aseptic manufacturing process, where it is needed to prove that the micro-organisms are from starting material only and not from processing. Challenges that need new and innovative approaches. The 2019 ISPE Europe Biotechnology Conference will address these topics with industry case studies and plant tours. Most important, the conference will allow for collaborative dialogue with presenters, regulators, industry, peer groups and top managers in an interactive forum. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sep 26 - Oct 20, 2019 | EUR €850 | Radiology
Positioning and Immobilisation for Radiotherapy is organized by European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and will be held from Sep 26 - Oct 20, 2019 at ESTRO Office, Brussels, Belgium. Target Audience: The target audience for this course are RTTs who need to develop or improve their knowledge and practical skills in patient positioning and immobilisation for modern radiotherapy techniques. This course is of particular interest to RTT’s who have not completed a dedicated RTT programme and who may lack knowledge in the positioning and immobilisation process. This course provides the theory and practical skills to effectively position and immobilise patients for treatment. Course Design: • The course will take place over a 4 week period and will be delivered using a blended learning approach, i.e. a combination of recorded online seminars, live teleconferencing and face-to-face teaching: • The theoretical components will be delivered using Moodle, the ESTRO Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where recorded seminars will be available for participants to join at a time that suits them • Additionally, live teleconference tutorials will also take place to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss their learning to date with the teachers. • The face-to-face component of the course will occur over a two-day period at the ESTO Office and the Department of Radiotherapy, UCL Cliniques Univ. St. Luc in Brussels. This course aims to: • The course aims to provide: • Knowledge of the impact patient immobilisation and positioning has on the radiotherapy process and treatment outcomes • Practical experience of constructing and using immobilisation devices for a range of disease site and treatment techniques • A forum for participants to gain and exchange knowledge on patient immobilisation and position Course Content: • The course will cover the following topics: • Basic principles of positioning and immobilisation • Impact of positioning and immobilisation on target volume, OAR delineation and treatment planning • Immobilising patients for a range of anatomical areas • Positioning errors on margins • Impact of positioning and immobilisation on: - treatment verification - clinical outcome • Risk and positioning on immobilisation • Case discussions Objectives: By the end of this course participants should be able to: • Discuss the need for accurate and precise patient immobilisation and positioning in radiotherapy • Evaluate the impact of positioning and immobilisation on margins required for adequate dose delivery • Construct and optimally use immobilisation devices for a range of anatomical sites • Solve difficult cases where conventional immobilisation devices may not be appropriate. • Compare and evaluate the efficacy of immobilisation devices/positions • Evaluate positioning and immobilisation procedures in the context of radiotherapy risk management. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 03 - 04, 2019 | Free | Urology
ESU-ESAU-ESGURS Masterclass on Erectile restoration and Peyronie's disease is organized by European School of Urology (ESU), EAU Section of Andrological Urology (ESAU), EAU Section of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (ESGURS) and will be held from Oct 03 - 04, 2019 at KU Leuven, Leuven, Brussels, Belgium. Why You Should Attend This Masterclass: 3 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this masterclass: • Renowned experts as faculty members • Live and semi-live clinical cases with audience interaction • Excellent theoretical background on medical and surgical management Masterclass objectives: • To enhance the surgical skills of novice and experienced penile surgeons • To refresh knowledge on current EAU Guidelines, as well as, beyond the Guidelines • To educate participants about the psychosexual aspects of PD and ED, and counselling techniques. What you can expect: • Live surgery cases featuring simple and complex curvature correction; primary erectile prosthesis implantation; and complex erectile prosthesis implantation • Semi-live surgical illustration of complex techniques, and plaque injection in PD • Guidelines and contemporary evidence reviews on endocrine aspects of ED and testosterone deficiency; PD pathophysiology and management; and many more • Informative case discussions Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Leuven, Flemish Brabant
The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition) is organized by VIB Conferences and will be held from Oct 10 - 11, 2019 at KU Leuven University Hall, Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. Recent advances in technology now allow us to explore multiple aspects of heterogeneity at the single cell level. Nowhere is this more important than in the Central Nervous System (CNS), where cellular heterogeneity has profound effects on all aspects of normal brain function and behavior and explains important aspects of disease pathology. This conference aim to bring together leaders in this emerging discipline to discuss how it is advancing our knowledge of CNS function and disease. Speakers at this neuroscience meeting on ‘single cell’ will emphasize the multi-disciplinary nature of the field in several sessions: • Single cell sequencing and cell diversity • Spatial transcriptomics • New developments in technology and bioinformatics • CNS sequencing and relevance to disease research • Connections an activity Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
La hulpe, Brabant Wallon
13th Edition of the Respiratory Oncology Update 2019 is organized by Congress care and will be held on Oct 19, 2019 at Dolce La Hulpe Brussels, La Hulpe, Brabant Wallon, Belgium. Description: The meeting will report on all major meetings and recently published data, including – but not limited to – ASCO, WCLC, ESMO, ESTRO, ESTS, etc. This accredited meeting will again have a patronage by the Belgian Society for Pneumology. For those of you who are less familiar with the formula, this event remains a meeting by a multidisciplinary team of Belgian experts in pulmonary medicine, pathology, respiratory oncology, radiotherapy and thoracic surgery. They will summarize the news of the year in their field from major meetings and papers over the past year. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 is organized by The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) and will be held from Oct 24 - 26, 2019 at Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. Accreditation: The Escr Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Antwerp, Belgium, 24/10/2019-26/10/2019 Has Been Accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (Eaccme®) With 18 European CME Credits (Ecmec®s). Each Medical Specialist Should Claim Only Those Hours of Credit That He/she Actually Spent in the Educational Activity. Continuing Education Credits For Belgian Specialists they Have Secured 6 Points From the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc/afcn). For the Riziv/inami, 21 Accreditation Points, Including 3 Ethics & Economy Points Have Been Requested and Are Currently in Their Last Stage of Acceptance. Description: Radiology has always been a rapidly evolving specialty, closely linked to technical innovations but also actively contributing to a better understanding of pathophysiological processes in a wide variety of diseases. This is actually especially true in the field of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, where new techniques including e.g. parametric MR mapping for tissue characterisation, non-invasive CT-based fraction flow reserve calculations, and evolving insights in the evaluation and treatment of valvular heart disease with CT/MR are leading to improved diagnostic possibilities and better patient care. The current annual meeting will provide plenty of opportunities to learn the latest insights into cutting-edge clinical imaging applications, not only through lectures by respected speakers, but also through a variety of dedicated workshops on contemporary topics. Finally, the rise of artificial intelligence and big data is undeniable, with a growing impact on the workflow and position of the radiologist. Dedicated sessions will provide the necessary insights relevant to clinical practice. They are also very proud to, for the first time, provide special sessions co-organised by the new ESCR Young Club. This Young Club, introduced during the ESTI/ESCR 2018 meeting, constitutes the latest initiative of the ESCR to reach out to young members, giving them a platform for discussion and education. While the ESCR meeting remains an event covering the latest imaging insights, basic refresher courses will not be forgotten, delivered with the same high quality and attention to detail as you are used from the ESCR. Workshops: IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendance to one or more workshops requires an active/paid congress registration. An additional workshop fee amounts to 10,00€ per workshop. Due to the limited number of places, early booking is recommended. Please note that workshop tickets cannot be refunded and changes in regard to the workshop selection may only be considered upon availability. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Oct 27 - 29, 2019 | USD $875 | Immunology and Microbiology
Gent, East Flanders
2019 ISV Annual Congress is organized by International Society for Vaccines (ISV) and will be held from Oct 27 - 29, 2019 at Gent International Convention Center (Gent ICC), Gent, East Flanders, Belgium. Course Overview: Please see some preliminary Congress info below to enthuse you for the upcoming Congress: • The ISV Annual Congress is the world’s largest non-commercial scientific conference for basic and clinical researchers interested in vaccines and the underlying sciences, with broad coverage of topics related to vaccines and immunotherapies ranging from basic research through manufacturing and clinical trials for human and veterinary vaccines encompassing infectious diseases and cancer. The conference provides a platform to exchange ideas through lively discussions led by session chairs and through vibrant interactive poster sessions among the attendees. • Gender balance of session chairs and speakers as well as balance of the career stage of speakers is strongly supported. • A further attribute is inclusion of a high percentage of speakers selected from submitted abstracts, in addition to the invited keynote speakers. Special efforts are made to help trainees advance their careers with a career development panel discussion, feedback of poster presentations by senior scientists, and ISV’s mentoring program. • The ISV General Membership Meeting is held as part of the Annual Congress to determine key ISV policies and elect members of the ISV Executive Board. Participation in ISV is an excellent way to increase your scientific network and visibility. • In addition to representation from the global and regional vaccine groups such as the Korean Vaccine Society (KVS) and the Japanese Society of Vaccines (JSV), the ISV China branch will also join the Congress. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available
Oct 28 - 29, 2019 | EUR €1000 | Quality Management
The 4th EAAR Annual Congress on New Medical Device Regulations (RMD2019) is organized by Bioevents and will be held from Oct 28 - 29, 2019 at Steigenberger Wiltcher's, Brussels, Belgium. Description: In conjunction with EAAR (European Association of Authorized Representatives), our excellent panel of experienced professionals in this field will once again ensure a congress of noteworthy quality. Topics to be covered, among others will be: • Implementation of the New Regulations • The Road to 2020: Overview of Regulatory Developments • Major Regulatory Compliance Challenges for the Industry • Challenges for National Competent Authorities • New Legal Challenges to the Medical Device Industry • Scope, Borderlines and Classification • General Safety and Performance Requirements • Practical Aspects of Clinical Evaluation: What needs to be updated now and how to plan for Future Compliance under the MDR • Impact of the MD/IVD-Regulations on Quality Management Systems • View of a Notified Body on the MDR Implementation Steps • Post-Market Surveillance • Do you need to plan for PMCF and What are the Possibilities for Gathering PMCF Data? • The Impact of Increased Transparency and Traceability Resulting from Eudamed and the Introduction of UDI • Vigilance • What can we Expect from the MDR Authorized Representative? • Special IVD Issues • Software • Conflicts Between Economic Operators Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 28 - 31, 2019 | Free | Pain Management
10th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain is organized by Medicongress and will be held during Oct 28 - 31, 2019 at Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.