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BRAVO Symposium

BRAVO Symposium 2018 - November 17, 2018

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Belgian Radiation Oncology Awareness and Visibility Organization

BRAVO Symposium - SAVE THE DATE November 17, 2018


Fighting Breast Cancer with Innovative Radiotherapy

Venue: SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre       Time: 9 am – 1 pm       Cost: free                   

Preliminary Programme

Welcome Address - S. Cuypers, Co-President BRAVO


Breast cancer radiotherapy: exposure of the heart and lungs

Dr F. K. Duane, MRC Clinical Research Fellow Clinical Oncology –Honorary Clinical Research Fellow Clinical Oncology - Oxford University Hospitals

Oncoplasty and Radiotherapy: enemy brothers or… the best friends?

Dr P. Cusumano, Surgical Oncology (Breast and pelvis) - CHU Liège

Harnessing radiotherapy to boost immune responses against breast cancer

Prof. M. Piccart, Professor of Medical Oncology - Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Scientific Director - The Jules Bordet Institute Brussels

Can innovative techniques save lives?

Prof. L. Veldeman, Radiation Oncologist - UZ Gent

Oncoplasty and Radiotherapy in Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Dr F. Stillaert, Plastic Surgeon - UZ Gent


Patient testimonial

 Closing remarks

Prof. Dr G. De Meerleer, Co-President BRAVO



Moderators: Dr J.-F. Daisne, Prof. Dr W. De Neve, Dr C. Kirkove, Dr V. Remouchamps, Prof. Dr E. Van Limbergen

Note: All presentations will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Dutch and French

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Presentations at BRAVO Symposium 2016 - October 1, 2016

Welcome address

(Steven Cuypers, Co-President BRAVO for the industry)

Radiotherapy in Belgium: An insight through the European looking glass

(Prof Dr. Yolande Lievens, Chair Radiation Oncology Department at University Hospital Ghent)

Modern radiation oncology, a subtle balance between standardisation and individualisation

(Prof. Dr Dirk Verellen – Iridium Kankernetwerk, Antwerp; VUB, Faculteit Geneeskunde en Farmacie)

High quality radiotherapy: a life saver or just a costly exercise?

(Prof. Dr Dirk Van Gestel – Chair Radiation Oncology Department at Institut Jules Bordet, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels)

Expanding Global Access to Radiotherapy: Demand, Supply, and Benefit

(Prof. David Jaffray – Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Executive VP Technology and Innovation at UHN; co-author of “Expanding global access to radiotherapy” in The Lancet (2015))

Closing Remarks

(Prof. Dr Gert De Meerleer – Co-President BRAVO for the physicians; Radiation Oncologist at University Hospital Leuven)