Program at a glance

  • Thursday, September 7th
    • Registration opens at 12:00
    • Scientific sessions starts at 13:00
    • Scientific sessions ends at 18:15
  • Friday, September 8th
    • Registration opens at 7:30
    • Scientific sessions starts at 8:00
    • Scientific sessions ends at 18:30
  • Social event on Friday, September 8th (registered participants only)
    • Transfer to Memorial at 18:10, 18:40 or 19:00
    • Visit to Memorial (duration of 2 hours)
    • Transfer back to Ferme at 20:10, 20:30 or 20:50
    • Gala Dinner starts at 21:00
  • Saturday, September 9th
    • Registration opens at 7:30
    • Scientific sessions starts at 8:00
    • Scientific sessions ends at 13:00


The symposium will start on Thursday, September 7th, at 13:00. The reception desk will be open from 12:00 onwards. We recommend arriving a bit early. Drinks will be available.

No lunch arrangements have been made, but should you whish you can enjoy a meal at the on-site brasserie. We strongly advise you to reserve a table in advance. All information is available via this link.

For those who registered only for September 8 or 9, the welcome desk will be open from 7:30. You will be welcomed with a few drinks.

Social event – visit to Memorial

On Friday 8/9, the scientific program ends at 18:30.

The Memorial of the Battle of Waterloo is located at a short distance from the conference venue. For those who registered for the private visit of the Memorial, a mini-bus transfer is provided between 18:00 – 20:40 (see schedule below). Alternatively, you can embark on a pleasant 15-minute journey by foot through the battlefield, weather permitting. We recommend comfortable walking shoes. The Memorial is also easily accessible by car (5 minutes) (see map below): as you leave the Farm, you will have to turn right; directly at the traffic circle, make a U-turn and drive to the first traffic lights, where you will have to turn right. After 500 meters, you will find a parking on your right, close to the restaurant.

The Memorial is fairly large. A viewing of a 3D movie will start at 19:00, 19:20 and 19:40. Impressive cannon firings will take place at the foot of the mound from 19:40 to 20:30. Please find below the timings of your visit.

Of note, if you would like to climb the Lion’s Mound (226 steps, 40 meters), bring appropriate walking shoes with you.

Group 1Group 2Group 3
Departure of transfer bus 18:1018:4019:00
Museum entrance 18:2018:5019:10
Uniform Alley18:4019:0519:25
3D movie19:0019:2019:40
Post-battle Alley19:2019:4020:00
Shooting at the foot of the Lion’s Mound19:4020:0020:15
Climbing the Mound19:5520:1520:35
Transfer back to venue20:1020:3020:50

Cocktail & Gala Dinner

The Cocktail will take place at the Memorial Museum. The Gala Dinner at the Ferme de Mont Saint-Jean will begin at 21:00. The Cocktail can be enjoyed outdoors for those who wish; remember to bring a little shawl of outerwear, as the weather can be chilly.

Scientific program

As you can see on the scientific program, the Symposium is organized in 3 parallel rooms, with 2 plenary sessions and a “Meet the Masters” session.

Plenary sessions will adhere to the conventional format. On the other hand, the “Meet the Masters” session introduces a brand new format that aims to be engaging and casual. These sessions will take place with a smaller number of participants, so as to favor direct contact between the speakers and the participants. The idea is to be able to have easy-going discussions, to see certain basic surgical techniques (“How I do it”), or more elaborate ones, to discuss certain cases.

Ultimately, I hope that you will have enjoyed the symposium!

Useful addresses

Conference center: Symposium, Cocktail & Gala dinner

Ferme de Mont Saint-Jean
Chaussée de Charleroi 591, 1410 Waterloo

Memorial of Battle of Waterloo

Friday 8/9, 18:30-20:30
Route du Lion 1815, 1410 Waterloo