BRUSSELS, March 7-9, 2018

Aleksander Khokhlov


We cordially welcome you to the
7th European Rhinoplasty Course ‘Excellence in Rhinoplasty’ in Brussels, 7-9 March 2018.

This course is held under the auspices of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS), the European Rhinologic Society (ERS) and the European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway Diseases (EUFOREA).

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2017 Edition

Peter W. Hellings - Director

The programme of the 6th European Rhinoplasty Course in Brussels in 2017 has been elaborated in such a way that participants will be up-dated on the latest techniques of rhinoplasty.

The programme aims at being of huge interest to all surgeons dealing with patients seeking rhinoplasty: ENT surgeons, maxillo-facials surgeons and plastic surgeons.

Dissection facilities on fresh frozen specimens will be foreseen for the first 40 registered participants.

A non-surgical rhinoplasty workshop including filler and botox injections will be organized for the non-dissection participants.

Looking forward meeting you in Brussels in 2017!

Peter W. Hellings, MD, PhD

University of Leuven
University of Ghent
University of Amsterdam


Peter W. Hellings - Director


Peter W. HELLINGS, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium


Philio LEKAKIS, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, University of Louvain, Brussels Belgium

Philippe ROMBAUX, University of Louvain, Brussels Belgium


  • Prof. Pietro Palma, Italy
  • Prof. Alireza Mesbahi, Iran
  • Prof. Ioannis Konstantinidis, Greece
  • Prof. Roxana Cobo, Colombia
  • Prof. Daniel àWengen, Switzerland
  • Prof. Dr. Dario Bertossi, Italy
  • Prof. Gilbert Nolst Trenité, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Gregor Bran, Germany
  • Prof. Cemal Cingi, Turkey
  • Prof. Wolfgang Gubisch, Germany
  • Dr. Gwijde Adriaensen, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Alwyn D’Souza, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Jorissen, Belgium
  • Dr. Diane Van Rompaey, Belgium
  • Prof Dr. Thibaut Van Zele, Belgium
  • Prof. Philippe Rombaux, Belgium
  • Dr. Philio Lekakis, Belgium
  • Dr. Stijn Halewyck, Belgium
  • Dr. Stephan Vlaminck, Belgium
  • Dr. Robin Willaert, Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Hubert Vermeersch, Belgium



    The course will be hosted at the monumental “Palace of the Academies”, which serves as the headquarters of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium. This neoclassical palace is situated in the heart of the city of Brussels near the Royal Palace of Belgium and the Warande Park. The historical Grand Place is only at 5 minutes walking distance.

    Address: rue Ducale 1 / Hertogstraat 1 – 1000 Brussel – Belgium.

    When arriving in Brussels Airport (BRU) the most convenient way to get to the centre of Brussels is by train. There is a train station at the lowest level of the airport with frequent trains departing in the direction of Brussels. Note that these trains may have various final destinations beyond Brussels: some possiblities are Antwerp; Bergen; Brugge; De Panne; Doornik; Kortrijk; Oostende. Be careful not to take a train in a direction away from Brussels.

    You should buy a ticket in the train station prior to boarding the train. Tickets can be purchased at the ticketing machines or service desk at the station and cost approx 8 EUR.

    Trains in the direction of Brussels always stop in the three Brussels stations North, Central and South (Zuid/Midi), in this order. The Central station is the closest to the conference venue and many hotels and is the one where you typically want to get off the train. The trip from the airport to the Central Station typically lasts approx 17 minutes.

    Of course, you can also reach the city centre by taxi at a cost of approx 45 EUR.

    Those arriving in Brussels by international train (such as ICE, Thalys, Eurostar) will typically arrive in North or South station. Upon arriving we recommend that you either connect by train to the Central station. or take the metro (lines 2 or 6, see "Public Transport" below). Trains from North to Central or from South to Central are very frequent (note again that they will typically have a final destination beyond Brussels).

    The distances between Central Station and the hotels and the conference locations are all walking distances. Please see the map below for the main locations. Alternatively, you can move around by taxi. Taxi queues can be found near all train stations.

    The Eurostar train links London and Brussels in 1h51 minutes. Trains depart/arrive at the Brussels South Station (Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid) and depart/arrive at the London St. Pancras International Terminal. Up to 9 daily departures. It also stops at Ashford/England. For the Eurostar train, you need to reserve your seat in advance.

    The Thalys train links Paris and Brussels in 85 minutes. There are 25 Thalys trains departing daily in each direction between Paris and Brussels. Thalys roundtrip fares start at $96 (2nd class). Trains depart/arrive at the Brussels South Station (Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid) and depart/arrive at the Paris North Station (Paris Nord) or at the Charles De Gaulle Airport. It also links Brussels to Koln and Amsterdam in 2h30 minutes.

    The Thalys train stops also at the following Belgian train stations: Liege-Guillemins, Antwerp-Berchem, Mons, Charleroi-South, Namur, Bruges and Ghent-St-Pieters.

    Metro station Troon From Central Station: line 1 or 5 to Kunst-Wet, then line 2 or 6.

    From North Station: metro Rogier, line 2 or 6 direction Koning Boudewijn or Simonis (Leopold II).

    From South Station: line 2 or 6 direction Simonis (Elisabeth)

    Download the metro map from here.

    Follow the inner lane of the inner ring road, past the Wetstraat (=Regentlaan), take the rightmost lane, and either enter the Academy Palace here, or turn around the domain of the Academy Palace to enter it at the side of the Royal Palace.

    Where to Park?
    There is free parking area within the premises of the Royal Academy of Medicine, with additional ample parking possibilities on the Palace Square (parking meter), and the car parks in the Albertina and rue de la Loi (paid parking). Click here for an overview of the parking lots near the academy.

    Located in the heart of Brussels, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colonne du Congres and Cathedral of St. Michael. Belgian Comic Strip Center and La Grand Place are also within 10 minutes. The Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium is located at 10 min walk.

    Motel One

    Rue Royale 120 Brussels, Belgium.

    All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and hair dryers. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs, Egyptian cotton sheets, and rainfall showerheads.

    Motel One room

    Motel One - restaurant

    This smoke-free hotel features a bar/lounge, self parking, and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are onsite.

    • In city center
    • In historical district
    • Train station nearby
    • Metro station nearby

    Special negotiated room rates: (reservation done for the nights between 18 and 21 of April 2017)

    • Single room:     98.50  EUR per room per night
    • Double room:  123,00   EUR per room per night

    Buffet breakfast is included in the above prices.

    City tax not included: 4,50 € per room per night


    Participants coming from countries needing a visum can get a formal invitation letter by simple request. To receive this invitation letter please contact our office at:

    You will have to enclose in your e-mail the following personal information:

    • Last name
    • First name
    • Home address
    • Place of birth
    • Date of birth
    • Identity card number
    • Passport number

    Do I need a visum for Belgium?

    To help you find out if you need a visum or not, the Belgian Federal Government has a special website where you can check all the requirements for your particular country.

    Portal site of the Belgian Government The Belgian federal government, department of foreign affaires has a special website where all visitors to Belgium can find the necessary information on visum and other regulations to enter the country. You can find all this information at the following URL:

    Download this information The application form for a Schengen Visa can be downloaded : (200 KB).

    Laying at the heart of Northern Europe, Brussels is the home of more than a million people and ten centuries of history. It is the quintessential "melting pot", where dozens of languages are spoken and cultures from all over the world are prominently represented. Serving as the de facto capital of the European Union, it is home to many international institutions, world-class museums, and well-known sights.

    Many notable sights are easily reachable by foot or public transport from the conference venue, including:
    • Grand Place, one of the finest town squares in Europe, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a beautiful display of Gothic and Baroque architecture.
    • Manneken Pis, a small bronze statue representing a child urinating and an emblem of Brussels' irreverent spirit.
    • Parc du Cinquantenaire is a tranquil park only minutes from the hotel by foot. Go up the Arc du Triomphe for a good view of the city skyline. 
    • Beer Mania has over 400 beers for sale
    • Pierre Marcolini sells some of the world's best chocolate treats
    • Galeries Saint-Hubert is arguably the world's oldest shopping mall, open since 1847
    For further information, , the official Tourism website for Brussels


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    • Sponsor Comeg
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    Silver Partners

    • Sponsor Olympus
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    Bronze Partners

    • Sponsor ForYouMed
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    Previous Courses

    Group Portrait 2016
    Group Portrait 2014
    Dissection Room 2014
    Group Portrait 2012
    Dissection Room 2012
    Group Portrait 2010
    Group Portrait 2008