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Belgian Society of Internal Medicine

aims to foster the development, dissemination, research and education of internal medicine in Belgium.

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  • 17th Annual Congres of Internal Medicine

17th Annual Congres of Internal Medicine

  • 07 Dec 2012
  • 08 Dec 2012
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Workshops and joint meetings Friday December 7th, 2012


  • Workshop of general internal medicine (slides) - M. Lambert, UCL - A. Soupart, Jolimont Tubize
  • When to think about metabolic disorders in adulthood? (slides) - W. Meersseman, KUL
  • update in General Internal Medicine (slides) - S. Vanderschueren, KUL
  • Endocrinology - B. Velkeniers, VUB - D. Maiter, UCL
  • Nephrology - Hypertension - J.M. Billiouw, OLV Aalst - I. Becaus, OLV Aalst - J. Nortier, ULB
  • Current Status of euthanasia in Belgium (slides) - P. Cras, Neurology & Ethics Comittee, UH & UA
  • Refusal of treatment (slides) - P. Cras, Neurology & Ethics Comittee, UH & UA
  • Basis for Ethical reflexion (slides) - O. Descamps, Comité d'éthique, Jolimont Tubize
  • Case Analysis (slides) - O. Descamps, Comité d'éthique, Jolimont Tubize
  • New Drug intervention (slides) - S. De Wit, CHU St-Pierre - D. Vogelaers, UGent
  • Towards a cure... ? (slides) - S. De Wit, CHU St-Pierre
  • Antiretroviral drugs and hiv prophylaxis: PEP, PrEP and TasP (slides) - P. Lacor,VUB
  • Rare infectious diseases in the ED (slides) - D. Knockaert, KUL
  • Chest Pain and Medical Emergencies (slides) - P. Mols, CHU St-Pierre

Plenary Sessions Saturday December 8th, 2012

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant cell Arteritis (slides) - D. Blockmans, KUL - Chair: D. Vogelaers, UGent - W. Meersseman, KUL
  • Update in Tuberculosis (slides) - Y. Van Laethem, CHU St Pierre - Chair: E. Bertrand, CHBAH – S. Vanderschueren, KUL
  • A new era in Anticoagulation - Ph. Hainaut, UCL
  • Young Internists’ corner: Interactive discussion of difficult cases - S. Allard, P. Lacor, VUB
  • The misuse of the host coagulation system by Staphylococcus aureus: a potential novel target for treatment? (slides) - T. Vanassche, W. Peetermans, P. Verhamme, Department of Internal Medicine, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium - Center for Molecular and Vascular Biology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Hyponatremia associates with mortality in virologically supressed HIV patients. (slides) - F. Gankam Kengne, H. Drechsler, N. Maalouf, R. Bedimo, University of Texas Medical Center, Dallas, USA - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Initiation of an anal cancer screeningin HIV+ MSM (men who have sex with men): results of cytology, biopsy and determination of risk factors. (slides) - A. Libois, F. Feoli, M. Nkuize, M. Delforge, S. De Wit, N. Clumeck, CHU Saint-Pierre, Brussels, Belgium - Bordet Institute, Brussels, Belgium
  • Study of inappropriate prescription for elderly hospitalized people: using the STOPP-START screening tool. (slides) - A.-S. Perick, V. Lesage, O. Ddescamps - Jolimont Hospital, Haine-Saint-Paul, Belgium
  • Immunotherapy in Leukemia (slides) - A. Van De Velde, UA - Chair: Ph. Damoiseaux, Dinant – M. Petrovic, UGent
  • Lecture by the winner of the prize “best Belgian clinical article 2011 in internal medicine”.
    JAMA. 2011 4;305(17):1777-85. “Fatal and nonfatal outcomes, incidence of hypertension, and blood pressure changes in relation to urinary sodium excretion.” By Stolarz-Skrzypek K, Kuznetsova T, Thijs L, Tikhonoff V, Seidlerová, J, Richart T, Jin Y, Olszanecka A, Malyutina S, Casiglia E, Filipovský J, Kawecka-Jaszcz K, Nikitin Y, Staessen JA;
    European Project on Genes in Hypertension Investigators Salt reduction in the general population: recommendations to be taken cum grano salis
    Presenting author: J. Staessen, KUL


S. Callens, MD
UZ Gent

General Internal Medicine
UZ Brussels


H. Yildiz, MD


F. Vandergheynst, MD
Erasme Hospital
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