50 Years ago, Professor Guido Matton founded the department of plastic Surgery at the Ghent University Hospital. He created an environment for research and innovation in this rapidly evolving and broad field of medicine. Today, his legacy lives on in the Ghent Academy of Plastic Surgery, training the Belgian Plastic Surgeons of tomorrow and sharing their knowledge with fellows from every corner of the world.
In 2022, the GAPS meeting will aim to bridge the gap between reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, with sessions on breast, facial, transgender, body contouring and extremity surgery as well as innovations in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. In these sessions, participants, former GAPS fellows and an outstanding international faculty can exchange surgical techniques and tips and tricks as well as debate on controversies, all in a friendly atmosphere.
Bridging the GAPS will be a source of knowledge for every plastic surgeon, combining aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in their daily practice. And if not, you will still enjoy a journey in the charming and historical center of our city, Ghent!
16, 17 & 18 of June 2022
There are many fine hotels and B&B's in the area, and we will be glad to direct you to a select few. However, you are completely free to choose on your own!