European Rhinoplasty Course

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BRUSSELS, April 19-21, 2017

Aleksander Khokhlov


We cordially welcome you to the
6th European Rhinoplasty Course ‘Excellence in Rhinoplasty’
in Brussels from April 19 till 21, 2017.

This course is held under the auspicies of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) and the European Rhinologic Society (ERS).

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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, 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. Roxana Cobo, Cali, Colombia
  • Prof. P. Palma, Italy
  • Dr. G. Adriaensens, the Netherlands
  • Prof. D. Bertossi, Italy
  • Dr. G. Bran, Germany
  • Prof. C. Cingi, Turkey
  • Prof. J. Constantinidis, Greece
  • Prof. Wolfgang Gubisch, Germany
  • Prof. A. Mesbahi, Iran
  • Prof. G. Nolst-Trenité, the Netherlands
  • Dr. Alwyn D’Souza, UK
  • Prof. Daniel à Wengen, Switzerland
  • Prof. P. Rombaux
  • Dr. P. Lekakis
  • Dr. M. Abboud
  • Prof. P. Gevaert
  • Dr. Stijn Halewyck
  • Prof. G. Hens
  • Dr. W. Huvenne
  • Prof. M. Jorissen
  • Dr. P. Levie
  • Prof. V. Vander Poorten
  • Dr. D. Van Rompaey
  • Dr. S. Vlaminck
  • Prof. J. Vranckx
  • Prof. H. Vermeersch


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.

French painter Jacques-Louis David produced beautiful masterpieces in the present day location of The Dominican, which incorporates the façade of David's home into its exquisite design. Award-winning architects designed the distinctive, elegant hotel, featuring soaring ceilings, oversized metal and glass interior windows in the lobby, restaurant, and courtyard. Décor is contemporary and warm, and each suite is individually appointed with a unique personality for discerning guests.

Hotel Dominican

Rue Léopold / Leopoldstraat 9 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

All 150 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, complimentary Nespresso coffee and tea, plasma television, 24-hour room service, a mini-bar, IP telephony, and laptop safe. The bathroom features either a rain shower or a bath, with bathrobes and slippers. Four suites -- Grand Place, Jaques-Louis David, Opera, and Junior Courtyard -- each provide guests varying levels of luxury in uniquely decorated and furnished spaces. All rooms are non-smoking.

Hotel Dominican room

Hotel Dominican - restaurant

The rich history of The Dominican's location, on the site of a 15th century Dominican Abbey, provides the inspiration for the hotel's name, design, and architecture, including soaring ceilings, original stone floors, sweeping archways, and tranquil cloisters. The site was also home to French painter Jacques-Louis David, who painted here his last masterpiece, "Mars disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces." Architects integrated the façade of David's house into the design of The Dominican.

Voluminous ceilings, high windows, natural lighting, and intricate metal work only heighten the experience of dining at The Grand Lounge, the heart of The Dominican. Guests enjoy an innovative menu and extensive selection of drinks. The Lounge Bar offers a perfect combination of a traditional café and stylish lounge, with a cutting-edge interior design, inventive drinks, and an a la carte menu. A 300-year-old fig tree shades diners in warmer weather in The Courtyard.

A fully equipped gym enables guests to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath provide for relaxation.

Business and conference services and facilities contributed to The Dominican being named in 2008 among the Top 25 Business Hotels by CNBC European Business magazine.

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Two restaurants and a bar on site
  • Central location
  • Original architectural features
  • On-site sauna and fitness center

A convenient hotel location, set in the heart of city centre

Tucked behind La Monnaie, the famous theatre and opera house, and just off the Grand Place, our central hotel has an elegant location in the very heart of this European capital city. Sweeping archways are a reminder that a Dominican Abbey was located here in the 15th century, and the façade of French revolutionary painter Jacques-Louis David's house, which also stood on this site, has been seamlessly integrated into the new building.

Driving directions

Follow signs to Brussels and then Centre-Centrum. Once in the city centre, follow signs for La Monnaie-Munt. The hotel is located just behind La Monnaie, on the Rue Leopold.

From Brussels Airport (BRU)

The railway station can be found on the basement level, below the terminal building, accessible by elevator. Airport City Express trains depart approximately every 10-30 minutes to Brussels' three main stations and run from 5 AM to midnight. A single ticket costs €7.60. Metered taxis are available outside the arrivals hall; licensed cabs have a yellow and blue emblem. The journey to the hotel by taxi is about 15 km and typically costs €40-€50. De Lijn buses also run every 45 minutes to the city. All prices subject to change.

From Brussels-South trainstation (Gare du Midi)

From South Station, trams depart every 10 minutes and take only 10 minutes to reach De Brouckere Station. Take Tram 3 (direction Esplanade) or Tram 4 (direction Gare du Nord) and disembark at De Brouckere. The property is a short walk from this station.


The hotel does not have a private parking. At walking distance there is Parking Ecuyer, rue de l'Ecuyer 15. Open 24hrs every day. Leopold street is a pedestrian zone.

  • Deluxe Single rooms:    177,00  EUR per room per night
  • Deluxe Double rooms:  194,00  EUR per room per night

The above rates are on a room and breakfast basis and include VAT and all service charges.  City tax is also excluded and will be at 7.58 euro


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 Olympus
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Silver Partners

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Previous Courses

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