Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the Belgian page of the ESCP website.

Although Belgium is a small and young country, it lies in the heart of Europe, with Brussels as capital. It has a rich medical history and traditions. One of the most famous anatomists in the world, Andreas Vesalius, was born in Brussels in 1514. He is the author of an important book, which is the cornerstone in human anatomy: "De humani corporis fabrica".

In Belgium, there are two main communities living in the country, with 3 official country languages (French, Flemish, and German). The Flemish speaking part is located in the north, while the French speaking part is located in the south part of the kingdom. All surgeons are reunited in one single association: the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery (RBSS).

The Belgian Section of ColoRectal Surgery (BSCRS) is part of the RBSS. During the annual RBSS meeting (Belgian Surgical Week) one day is devoted to colorectal surgery and organized by the BSCRS. Moreover, the BSCRS organizes every year (in December) a postgraduate course in coloproctology.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Albert Wolthuis

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Population: 11,492,641
ESCP Members: 81
Number of General Surgeons: 1600
Society: Belgian Section for ColoRectal Surgery  
ESCP Representative Name:
Albert Wolthius
National Examination:

Specific accreditation for colorectal surgery: No
Acta Chirurgica Belgica     




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