Symposia (BVIKM), lessenreeksen




The BVIKM has been working hard over the last couple of months and would like to inform you about what it has been working on. The board will be pleased to meet you online on June 1st 2021 from 17 to 18 hours.

Following items will be discussed during the webinar.

At 18.10 hours a short (10 minutes) General Assembly will be held (discharge of the accounts 2020).

Please save the date in your agenda. A finalised program as well as the link to the webinar will be communicated later.

Accreditation will be requested (ethics and economly).


Interdisciplinary symposium on COVID-19.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted nearly all aspects of modern life, while long-term psychological, socio-economic and health aspects remain unknown. Four Belgian professional societies [BELVIR (Belgian Society for Virology), BSM (Belgian Society for Microbiology), BIS (Belgian Immunological Society) and BVIKM-SBIMC (Belgian Society for Infectiology and Clinical Microbiology)], with the support of VIB (Flemish Institute for Biotechnology) and FNRS (National Fund for Scientific Research) have joined forces in the organisation of an online, free interdisciplinary symposium COVID-19 on June 24th 2021.

Following sessions will be presented, which will provide the participant with a comprehensive summary of contemporary knowledge on COVID-19.

As cherry on the cake, Professor Stanley Perlman (University of Iowa, USA) who is an eminent specialist in coronavirus research and who is one of the leading academic voices on SARS-CoV-2, will provide a keynote closing lecture to share his view on current and potential future outbreaks of coronaviruses.

The virtual poster haal, meet-the-speaker sessions and virtual coffee breaks will present plenty of opportunities to connect with each other.

We hope to meet you online (on June 24th) on this excitinfg day of science and progress. Registration is mandatory but free of charge and is possible using this link (with detailed information about the program).

We warmly encourage you to submit your own work on COVID-19 as abstract for oral and poster presentations.





Cours Interuniversitaire en Infectiologie et Microbiologie Clinique 2021 - 2023 [start op 7 oktober 2021, gemeenschappelijke organisatie van de ULB ("Université Libre de Bruxelles"), de UCL (" Université Catholique de Louvain") en de ULg ("Université de Liège")].


Eerste aankondiging van de Interuniversitaire Permanente Vorming met Getuigschrift in Klinische Infectiologie en Medische Microbiologie [september 2021 tot mei 2022, gezamenlijke organisatie van de VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), de KUL (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), de UGent (Universiteit Gent), de UA (Universiteit Antwerpen), het Jessaziekenhuis (Hasselt) en het ITG (Instituut Tropische Geneeskunde, Antwerpen).