Obesity Day 2020

For it’s third wintersymposium, BeSOMS joined forces with BASO to organise an “Obesity Day”. Besides the parallel sessions, the scientific program of the joint sessions is focused on multidisciplinarity and overlapping subjects in the (surgical) treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders and its complications. Together, BeSOMS and BASO were able to attract several national and international experts to give state of the art lectures in this field as you can find in the program below. Don’t miss out!


Jozef Mertensstraat 140
B-1702 Groot-Bijgaarden


07 February 2020

Online registration closed. On-site registration on February 7 still possible.

The Belgian Section of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery” or BeSOMS. is a full section of the Belgian Royal Society of Surgery (RBSS) and unites specialists with a special interest in the surgical treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. It was founded in 2005 under the name of SOSB and later changed its name when the metabolic aspect of this type of surgery gained more acknowledgment.

Thierry Lafullarde (President)
Laurent Kohnen (Vice-president)
Luc Lemmens (Treasurer)

The Belgian Association for the Study of Obesity (BASO) is a member of EASO and was founded in 1988 to promote scientific research on obesity. In 2002 BASO published its first consensus on assessment and treatment of overweight and obesity as a guideline for general practitioners and specialists.

Bart Van der Schueren (Chairman)
Jean-Paul Thissen (Vice-chairman)
Marie Barea (Secretary)
Matthias Lannoo (Treasurer)

Symposium will start in


  • 08:30 - 10:00 Joint session BeSOMS-BASO

    moderator: Jean Saey, Jean-Paul Thissen

  • 10:30 - 12:00 Joint session BeSOMS-BASO

    moderator: Laurent Kohnen, Matthias Lannoo

  • 13:00 - 15:00 Obesity academy by BASO

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  • 15:30 – 17:00 Joint session BeSOMS-BASO

    moderator: Bruno Dillemans, Bart Van der Schueren

  • 17:00 - 17:30 Final Session

Online registration closed. On-site registration on February 7 still possible.


The Waerboom is a beautifull family-run business that, over the past 30 years, has specialized in many different aspects of the hotel and catering industry : banquets, meetings and congresses, hotel, aparthotel and brunches.


Online registration closed.

On-site registration on February 7 still possible:

75€ members of BeSOMS/RBSS or member of BASO
100€ non members
25€ for residents in training and allied health

Coffee breaks and lunch are included.