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The “Fonds Georges Brohée” : a longstanding Belgian national initiative to stimulate research in hepatogastroenterology

Journal Volume 84 - 2021
Issue Fasc.1 - Georges Brohée Prize
Author(s) I. Borbath 1, R. Fiasse 1, P. Van Hootegem 2
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(1) Service d’Hépato-gastroentérologie, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, UCLouvain, Brussels, Belgium
(2) Department of Internal Medicine, St.-Lucas General Hospital, Brugge, Belgium

The Fonds Brohée/Brohée fund was created in 1964 at the initiative of 16 Belgian physicians, in the memory of Georges Brohée, the founder of the Belgian Society of Gastroenterology in 1928 and of its Journal in 1933, first published under the name “Le Journal Belge de Gastro-entérologie”, then until today as “Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica”. The goal of the Fonds is to stimulate research in the field of gastroenterology in Belgium, by awarding a young researcher (< 40 years) for an outstanding work in the clinical, translational or fundamental setting. Since 1966, 26 remarkable works have been awarded in various areas of interest in gastrointestinal diseases, whether in IBD, functional disorders, digestive oncology and, last but not least, hepatology. Since the recognition of their work, many of the awardees have become recognized for their expertise well beyond Belgium. Hopefully, the Foundation will continue to thrive and flourish after 55 years, as the members of its board and its healthy finances will allow to continue to promote and encourage high-quality research by young hepato-gastroenterologists in Belgium.

Keywords: Belgium, Georges Brohée, hepato-gastroenterology, research prize.

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