Dear participants, colleagues and friends,
The COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on society has changed dramatically over the past
few days. During the last week, we closely monitored federal guidelines and advices given by our
professional societies and experts on this matter.
In light of the recent developments and current situation it became very clear that there is no other
option than to postpone the forthcoming Spring symposium organised by BVOT – BOTRA on March
21st, 2020. Yesterday’s announcements of the Belgian Federal Government confirm this vision.
This is a disappointment for everyone involved, but as healthcare workers we can and may not
compromise the health of our co-workers and our patients as a whole. Thus, our decision to
postpone aims at minimising the health risks related to the spreading of COVID-19.
We are actively working on a solution on finding an appropriate date later this year and we will
provide more details and information as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding,
On behalf of BOTRA,
Dr. Cedric Depuydt
On behalf of BVOT,
Dr. Jan Noyez