After a long period of distant meetings, the Belgian Society of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (SBIMC/BVIKM), the Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology (NVMM) and the Dutch Society for Infectiology (NVII) have the pleasure to invite you to their joint symposium. Finally we will be able to meet again in person, and to share our experiences in the rapidly evolving fields of infectious diseases and microbiology!

A wide range of interesting topics in diverse domains will be covered in the program. We are sure that everyone will find something to their liking, be it in the plenary sessions, the parallel sessions, or in the continuous poster session:  scientific highlights in microbiology/infectiology, healthcare and infections in refugees, challenges of clinical microbiology laboratories, the impact of climate change, post-COVID, zoonoses,… and these are just a selection from the offer, so be sure to check out the full program!

The medieval heart of the city of Bruges will be a charming backdrop for our meeting… we hope to meet you there!


Karin van Dijk
Carla van Tienen
Erlangga Yusuf


Olivier Denis
Deborah de Geyter
Maya Hites


Merel Lambregts
Jacobien Ellerbroek

Social Event

We kindly invite you to the social event at the ‘Halve Maan’ brewery.


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