Letter of the president

Dear Colleagues,
As president of the Royal Belgian Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head & surgery, I wish you and your family a prosperous 2018.
One of the core tasks of the Society is to promote the scientific and clinical training of you all through the organization of conferences.
The spring meeting is traditionally dominated by young researchers with innovative research and will take place in the Palace of Academies in Brussels on 3 March 2018. A total of 6 prizes will be awarded by the Society.
According to annual custom, the general members' meeting will be organized during the afternoon to further explain the policy of our Society in the future. Your vision on this is extremely important and we hope that you will be present.
The autumn conference will take place on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November at the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center in Antwerp.
The theme of the congress is "Update in ENT". The intention is to provide the members of our Society with an interesting and relevant scientific program which is an update of clinical recommendations and guidelines based on expert consensus and international evidence-based literature from the last years. Both Belgian and foreign experts are invited to give their view on a number of topics in our specialty that are burning issues.
On both days a program will run simultaneously in 2 rooms, supplemented by a room for B-audio on Friday.
The meetings of the Society in 2018  will not only provide high-quality scientific information but also the opportunity to meet Belgian ENT colleagues in a friendly atmosphere.

In the hope of welcoming you to these meetings, I greet you warmly,
Frank Declau
President 2018