Next BES meeting

Because the restrictions imposed by the corona pandemic do not allow the normal two day format of our yearly meeting in La Hulpe (with a lot of social interaction),  the board has decided to limit the 2020 BES meeting to the presentations of the different price winners.

The laureate of the Belgian Lecture Award and the author of the selected Belgian Paper (in diabetes and/or metabolism) will present their work during a virtual meeting on Saturday morning October 17th, which will also include the selected oral communications by young investigators (4) and the presentation of clinical cases by endocrinologists in training (2).
Details of this webinar will be provided later.


Webinar COVID-19: Endocrine conditions with increased risk. Endo-ERN

Tuesday 12 May at 18.00 CET, Brussels time

The EU Covid19 Clinicians Network will host a live webinar, following this agenda:

18.00 – 18.05   Welcome 
DG SANTE, European Commission
18.05 – 18.25    Introduction and overall view
Prof. Alberto Pereira (Leiden University Medical Center – Coordinator Endo-ERN)
18.25 – 18.35   Type of diabetes and risk for COVID-19
Prof. Eelco de Koning (Leiden University Medical Center)
18.35 – 18.50   Q&A
18.50 – 19.00   COVID-19 and the Management of Adrenal insufficiency
Prof. Wiebke Arlt (University of Birmingham)

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Covid-19: statement directing the restart of our professional activity.


Last week the RIZIV/INAMI contacted the VBS-GBS asking them to provide for each medical specialty a list of pathologies categorized according to emergency level, to direct the gradual restart of our professional activity which now is severely limited due to the Covid-19 crisis.

After consultation with the endocrinologists regarding these priority consultations, the BES board decided not to draw up a list but provided a statement which you can consult here, in Dutch or in French.