Belgium (Flemish)

Belgium Flemish Workgroup for Colposcopy and HPV pathology

Web Adress
Name of President of Society Prof. Dr. Willy Poppe
Tel: +32 16 344209
Society postal adress University Hospital KU Leuven Gasthuisberg
Dept. of Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, BELGIUM
EFC – Contact Person Prof. Dr. Willy Poppe
Members of the executive board 13
Next Elections xxx
Number of Members xxx
National Events
Screening strategy for Cervical Cancer 3-yearly cytology based screening between 25-65 years is recommended but government does not organise national of regional screening programs.
More than 80% of the laboratoria use monolayer technique. Bethesda system nomenclature is used
Screening rate Non-organised screening covering maximum 58%
Incidence of Cervical Cancer 11/100.000 women/year (2004)
Mortality of Cervical Cancer 3.9/100.000 women/year (2004)
Belgium (2002 – Globacan): 667 new cases and 388 deaths
Strategy for colposcopy training Yearly one day courses are organised by the workgroup for beginners and experienced specialists (with different programs and interactive sessions) according to the EFC standards.

Clinical training is offered by university and large non-university training hospitals.

Trainees in Ob&Gyn need to have followed the initiation course and to have performed at least 50 colposcopies under supervision.

Institutions to deal with Abnormal Screening-Results Gynaecologists are performing colposcopy