This year 2022 was to be announced as a year of gradual release from pandemic pressure. Even if this threat has not been definitively ruled out, a new drama has appeared at the gates of Europe: the conflict in Ukraine, which began a few days, will not leave us intact, either individually or collectively.
The members of the Board of Directors of our Society associate themselves wholeheartedly with the suffering of the Ukrainian population and would like to strongly encourage all our Ukrainian colleagues in the face of this tragedy.
Nevertheless, despite these dramatic events, it seems essential to us to restore the links between us as quickly as possible and to comfort each other in these particularly difficult times.
We therefore ask you to mark the following dates in your diaries:
(1.) Our spring session will be held on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the Palais des Academies in Brussels;
(2.) The annual congress will be held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November 2022 at the Thor Central conference center in Genk.
Our intention is to organize these congresses face-to-face, but of course, we will remain attentive to developments in the health and security situations that threaten our country.
Please also note that, this year, there are elections for part of the Board of Directors of our scientific society during the general assembly to be held on Saturday May 7, 2022 in Brussels. More information about this will be coming soon.
Hoping for everyone a quick return to peace and stability in our lives and our professional activities, please accept, dear colleague, the expression of our best feelings.
Prof Dr JB Watelet, Managing Director
Dr. Frans Indesteege, President 2022
of the Royal Belgian Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery


7 May 2022