December 11, 2020

from 14:00 till 18:00


Spinal Tumors and Metastases

Zoom meeting (link will be sent out shortly preceeding meeting)

Instead of our classical meeting, we propose you to join us for a webinar, virtual meeting, at the same date (Friday 11 December) starting at 2pm. You will find next to this text the program of this webinar dedicated to the multidisciplinary care of spinal tumours at large. We would be very pleased if you could join us. An accredidation for FANC and RIZIV/INAMI will be requested.

Registration for the webinar is necessary via the google form hereunder. Registration is free of charge and open to BANO members and non-BANO members interested in the topic of spinal tumours.

Details and link to join the webinar will be provided later in due time.

BANO would like to continue to support young Belgian researchers in the field of neuro-oncology. However, the call for projects is postponed to 2021 and the two prizes will be deliverated during Annual Symposium 2021 (already fixed on Friday 3 December 2021, save the date!).

Considering that 2020 will be a very special and frustrating year for scientific societies and their affiliated members, we decided to propose one single membership fee valid for 2020 and 2021 (with Annual Symposium 2021). It means that if you paid your contribution for membership in 2020, you should not pay in 2021. We strongly encourage others to join us and to become active members before June 1st 2021.

Thank you for your confidence,

Best regards and, more than anything else, take care!

The BANO board

Register for the virtual symposium

Spinal tumors and metastases – Programme

14:00 – 14:30 Welcome and Clinical cases

14:30 – 14:55 Imaging (MRI) :

Luc van den Hauwe (UZA and AZ Klina, Antwerp) – MR imaging in spinal tumours

14:55 – 15:10 Imaging (PET) :

Christophe De Roose (KULeuven) – Role of radionuclide imaging in detection and follow-up of spinal tumors

15:10 – 15:30 Neurology :

Vincent Van Pesch (UCLouvain, Brussels) – Differential diagnosis of neurological diseases mimicking intra/extramedullary spinal tumors

15:30 – 15:55 Surgery :

Wilco Peul (Leiden) – Evidence based decision-making for primary tumors and metastatic disease of the spine; moral deliberations


16:10 – 16:30 Pathology :

Julie Lelotte (UCLouvain, Brussels) and Caroline Van den Broecke (Gent) – Pathology of spinal lesions: optimizing diagnosis and update on molecular characteristics of ependymoma

16:30 – 16:55 Radiotherapy :

Tom Boterberg (UZ Gent) and Piet Ost (UZ Gent) – Radiotherapy for primary (para-)spinal tumours; (Para)spinal metastases: SBRT taking radiotherapy beyond palliation

16:55 – 17:15 Medical Oncology :

Lionel D’Hondt (UCLouvain-Namur MontGodinne) – Medical management of spinal tumours

17:15 – 17:35 Revalidation :

Carlotte Kiekens (Italy) – Rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury anno 2020


17:50-18 :00 General Assembly (BANO members)


to be announced