Belgian Dermatology Days 2023

Dermatology and the Interface with other Specialisms
23 March 2023, 08:00 - 24 March 2023, 17:00
Bruges Meeting and Convention Centre (BMCC), Sint-Maartensbilk 1, 8000 BRUGES

Practical Information

Delegate Member | Two Day Pass € 250,00

Delegate Member | Thursday One Day Pass € 150,00

Delegate Member | Friday One Day Pass € 150,00

Delegate Non Member | Two Day Pass € 400,00

Delegate Non Member | Friday One Day Pass € 200,00

BDD | Resident Fee € 75,00

BDD | Friday Student Ticket € 30,00

Congress Dinner | Delegate Member € 65,00

Congress Dinner | Delegate Non Member € 110,00

Congress Dinner | Resident & Nurse € 45

Partners Workshops


Fariza Badloe

Fariza Badloe

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Marie Baeck

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Samira Baharlou

Doctor Samira Baharlou obtained her Medical Degree at the Medical School Charité, Humbolt University in Berlin, Germany and specialized afterwards in dermatology, venerology and tumor therapy. Additionaly, she obtained a M.Sc. in Healthcare Management from Solvay Business School (ULB). Dr. Baharlou is head of clinic at the university hospital in Brussels and consultant at the hospital Sint-Maria Halle. She is a founding member of "Belgian Laser Group" in 2016 and secretary, also active member of the Belgian Euromelanoma Group since 2019. She conducted and headed multiple clinical trials, both sponsored and investigator-originated for the past 10 years. She is a member of the Belgian and French Society of Dermatology, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology as well as the French and European Laser Society. She is a regular speaker on national and international congresses such as the Belgian Dermatology Days, IMCAS and EADV. Her cllinical focus is on laser therapy, esthetic dermatology, dermatological surgery and dermato-oncology.

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Lieve Brochez

Chris Callewaert

Chris Callewaert

Dr. Chris Callewaert holds two masters and a PhD from Ghent University, Belgium. He was teaching assistant and did his PhD at the Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology at Ghent University, Belgium. He then became postdoctoral researcher at University of California, San Diego, USA. Now he is a Senior Postdoctoral Research fellow at Ghent University, Belgium. He studies the skin microbiome and metabolome and is a pioneer in skin microbiome transplantations and manipulations. During the corona pandemic, he has also trained sniffer dogs to detect COVID19 infection from people’s sweat, with >95% accuracy. His research led to >30 peer-reviewed publications and was presented at countless international conferences. His research has been featured many times in the media, among which CNN, BBC, FOX, NPR, Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Times, etc. He presented a TED talk and results of his research can be found on

Joke Dehoorne

Joke Dehoorne

Silke De Feyter

Silke De Feyter

Axel de Greef

Axel De Greef

Del Marmol

Véronique Del Marmol


Bita Dezfoulian

Jan Gutermuth

Jan Gutermuth

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Marjan Garmyn

Marjan Garmyn is full Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Leuven. Dr Garmyn’s clinical practice focuses on melanoma and clinical/dermoscopic assessment of pigmented skin lesions. She has also experience and expertise in the management of nonmelanoma skin cancer, especially in organ transplant patients, using the various field directed therapies (including photodynamic therapy). Her clinical research investigates determinants of melanoma outcome (role of vitamine D in melanoma outcome) and dermoscopy (multispectral dermoscopy and AI in dermoscopy).

Hannelore George

Hannelore George

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Canan Guvenc

Canan Güvenç

Canan Güvenç, post-doc and clinical support manager at the department of dermatology, UZleuven. Under the supervision of Prof Garmyn, she conducts research on skin cancer, in particular melanomas. The title of her PhD research was “metastasizing and non-metastasizing thick melanomas: clinicopathological predictors and molecular profiling”.

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Isabelle Hoorens

Isabelle Hoorens is a dermatologist working at the Ghent University Hospital, and is also working as a postdoctoral fellow at the FWO. Her main clinical focus is dermato-oncology and confocal microscopy. She performs mainly clinical research withing the DRU research group in the domain of dermato-oncology as well, and especially keratinocyte cancers. She is working on the following topics: epidemiology, health related quality of life, non-invasive imaging and health economical evaluations.

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Tom Hillary

Ingrid Jagenau

Ingrid Jageneau

Anouschka Kul

Anouschka Kul

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Jo Lambert


Julien Lambert


Sven Lanssens

Dr. Sven Lanssens graduated as a dermatologist in 2014 from the University of Ghent and is a dermatologist at Dermatologie Maldegem. His main areas of interest are immune mediated inflammatory diseases, the systemic treatments that are used treating those diseases and dermoscopy

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Arjen Nikkels

Prof. Dr. Arjen F. Nikkels obtained his MD degree in 1990 at the University of Liège, Belgium and his PhD degree on varicella zoster virus diagnostic methods in 1997. Since 2008, he is a full professor of dermatology and head of department at the CHU of Liège, Belgium. He authored and co-authored more than 235 scientific articles (PUBMED hits) and co-authored many dermatology textbooks. His h-index in Google scholar is 30 with 3066 citations and 192 peer-reviewed articles, in Scopus: 27. Five PhD theses have been published. His clinical trial team has participated in more than 70 major psoriasis and atopic dermatitis trials over the last 15 years.

Dr Francoise Plantier

Françoise Plantier

Dermatopathologiste Pratique hospitalière (Hôpital Cochin, Paris) et privée (cabinet Mathurin Moreau XPath, Paris) Intérêt particulier pour la pathologie des muqueuses, génitales, féminine et masculine, et orale.

Bertrand Richert

Bertrand Richert

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Koen Roegies

Rani Soenen

Rani Soenen

Geert Somers

Geert Somers

Ann Sterkens

Ann Sterkens

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Annelies Stockman

Julie Terrasson

Julie Terrasson

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Frédéric Vandergheynst

Marianne van de Kerckhove

Marianne Van de Kerckhove

Marijke Van Dijk

Marijke van Dijk

Dirk Van Gestel

Dirk Van Gestel

An van Laethem

An Van Laethem

Marc van Ranst

Marc Van Ranst

Marc Van Ranst was born in Bornem, Belgium on June 20, 1965. He graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Leuven in 1990. From 1985 on, he trained at the Rega Institute for Medical Research in Leuven. From 1990 to 1993, he worked at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where he received his Ph.D. degree in virology in 1994. In 1998, he became board-licensed as a specialist in clinical biology. Since 1999, he is a professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium. From 2012 to 2020, he was the chairman of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation of the Biomedical Sciences Group. From 2010 to 2020, he was a member of the University Hospitals Leuven Board Committee.

Beatrice Verhamme

Béatrice Verhamme


Katrien Vossaert

Katrien Vossaert did her residency at the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Gent. In 1990, she became a Melanoma Fellow at NYU Medical Center. She was involved in clinical research on skin cancer, mostly atypical nevi and melanoma. Dermoscopy became her main field of interest. After her return to Belgium in 1992, she started a private practice in general dermatology. She is now chief of a dermatology clinic ‘Dermatologie Maldegem’, where she works together with 3 associates, and 4 residents. She is still involved in scientific work and teaching as president of the Belgian Dermoscopy Group. She is also board member of the Belgian Society of Dermatology.