Royal Belgian Society

Administration of the RBSPS and the GBS

- On this page you will find information about the organisation and the administration of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (RBSPS), and of the Professional Association of Belgian Plastic Surgeons (GBS).

- The RBSPS, scientific organisation, is a non-profit association (VZW / ASBL). The directing Administrative Board in charge is elected for a period of two years. The General Assembly of the members is held at the end of the Spring Meeting.

- The Professional Association is a professional union and depends on the Belgian Group of Medical Specialists (GBS). The General Meeting takes place at the same time as the one of the Scientific Society. An Administrative Board is also then elected.

- In 2007, under the impulsion of their two General Meetings, the Administrative Board of the RBSPS and the Professional Association decided to unite into one entity for practical efficiency reasons.




  • President RBSPS and GBS : Dr Frans Missotten (Leuven)
  • President-elect RBSPS and GBS : Dr Gaëtan Willemart (Brussels)
  • Ex-President RBSPS and GBS : Dr Jean-Luc Nizet (Liège) - Prof Stan Monstrey (Gent)
  • Treasurer RBSPS and GBS : Dr Steven Colpaert (Antwerpen)
  • Secretary RBSPS and GBS : Dr Marc Depoorter (Brugge)
  • Advisors : Dr Pascal Castus (Brussels) - Dr Diane Franck (Brussels)
  • Advisor Aesthetics : Dr Alex Verpaele (Gent)
  • Advisor Microsurgery : Prof Moustapha Hamdi (Brussels)
  • Advisor Research : Prof Jan Vranckx (Leuven)
  • Advisor International Communication : Dr Ivar Van Heijningen (Knokke)
  • Advisor GBS / VBS : Dr Steven Colpaert (Antwerpen)
  • Advisor GBS / VBS : Dr Marianne Mertens (Antwerpen)
  • Advisor GBS / VBS : Dr Frans Missotten (Leuven)
  • Advisor GBS / VBS : Dr Jean-Luc Nizet (Liège)
  • Advisor GBS / VBS : Dr Jean Van Geertruyden (Brussels)
  • Webmaster RBSPS and GBS : Dr Gaëtan Willemart (Brussels)


RBSPS = Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery
GBS = Professional Association of Belgian Plastic Surgeons