17/3/2020: 1st Webinar SERGS: “Robotic vs Laparoscopic Surgery in Endometriosis”. P. Van Trappen.

7/02/2020: Voordracht voor de Wetenschappelijke Vereniging voor Verzekeringsgeneeskunde (WVV) aan Universiteit Antwerpen: “Chirurg en Robot: een nieuw onafscheidelijk duo”.

26-28/9/2019: 11th Annual SERGS (European Society of Robotic Gynaecological Surgery) meeting in Sofia (Bulgaria): Chairing the session on “Benign Robotic Surgery”; Panel member + presentation on “Endometriosis and Robotics”.

26-28/6/2019: Secondary Advanced Robotic Surgery Course in Gynaecological Oncology – Ghent (Melle) organised by ESGO-SERGS/Faculty members: T. Hebert (France), H. Falconer (Sweden), E. Lambaudie (France), P. Van Trappen (Belgium).

10-11/4/2019: Master Class + Live Surgery voor Robot chirurgie te Berlijn:  “Robotic Surgery in Cervical Cancer”– Vivantes Klinikum - Berlin

11 mei 2019: Nationaal congres “Medische Wereld” te Brussel – VUB: “Medisch expert – Fonds voor Medische Ongevallen: efficiënte interactie?”

18 en 19 april 2018: Master Class + Live Surgery voor Robot chirurgie te Berlijn: “Robotic Surgery in Cervical Cancer” – Vivantes Klinikum - Berlin

VVOG congres 04/10/2018 te Mechelen: “Lokaal gevorderd cervix carcinoom”

27-28/09/2018 10th Annual SERGS meeting: Chairing Robot Benigne Gynaecology; Voordracht: Robotic surgery in large uterus

Voorzitter/organisator: Cursus Pelviene Oncologie voor assistenten VVOG, Gent, 20 oktober 2017.

Master Class Chirurgie Robotique, invited speaker: “Place des technologies avancées en chirurgie robotique”. Rennes (Bretagne), France, 13-14 oktober 2017.

Robot chirurgie in gynaecologische oncologie. Oncologie Symposium, De Valckaert, Oostkamp, 11 februari 2017.

Surgical Video day: Robotic radical hysterectomy and Robotic Para-aortic lymph node dissection. 7th Annual British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons (BIARGS), University of Leicester (UK), 1-3 maart 2017.

Robotic hysterectomy for a large uterus. 7th Annual British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons (BIARGS), University of Leicester (UK), 1-3 maart 2017.

Paradigm shift from laparoscopic to robotic surgery. 7th Annual British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons (BIARGS), University of Leicester (UK), 1-3 maart 2017.

Robot chirurgie in gynaecologie/oncologie. Navormingscursus operatieverpleegkundigen, VIVES Hogeschool, Brugge, 7 maart 2017.

Nieuwe Technieken voor behandeling van gynaecologische kankers. Vereniging “Actueel denken en leven”, Kinepolis Brugge, 1 maart 2016.

Robotic Devices – Video debate. 8th Annual Meeting on Robotic Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS), Barcelona (Spanje), 16-18 juni 2016.

Step-by-step Large Uterus Hysterectomy. 8th Annual Meeting on Robotic Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS), Barcelona (Spanje), 16-18 juni 2016.

Robotic surgery in Gynaecology/oncology in Bruges. ESM Intuitive Surgical, Barcelona (Spanje), 25 augustus 2016.

Chairman “New Frontiers in Gynaecological Cancer Management”, Gynaecologisch Oncologisch symposium, Concertgebouw Brugge, 1 oktober 2016.

“Ultra-radical surgery for ovarian cancer” at Royal Marsden Symposium on Surgical Aspects of Ovarian Cancer in London, 9 december 2011, Engeland.

“Bipolar Vessel Sealing Device in Gynaecologische/Oncologische Chirurgie”, voor de Apothekersvereniging van oost-en West-Vlaanderen, 20 oktober 2011, De Pinte, België.  

“Endoscopic versus open surgery in endometrial cancer: outcomes” at International Symposium of Gynaecologic Surgery: from benign to cancer – State of the art, Cefalu (Sicily), 27 mei 2011, Italië.

“Primaire en intervaldebulkingchirurgie bij ovariumcarcinoom: state-of-the-art. KHBO Permanante vorming ‘Operatieverpleegkunde’. Brugge, 22 februari 2011.

“Gynaecologische Oncologische Chirurgie: de grenzen verleggen”. AZ Colloquia St.-Jan Brugge. 21 december 2010 en Permanente vorming 2011 Verpleegkundigen heelkunde – operatiekwartier – campus Brugge, 5 apil 2011.

“Chirurgie van vergevorderd ovarium carcinoom”. LOK 0317 - WGSV in Zeeland, 25 september 2010.

“Nieuwe perspectieven in de gynaecologische oncologie”. Voordracht voor artsengroep “Houtland” te Torhout, 14 oktober 2010.

“Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer” at regional doctors meeting Stockholm-Gotland, at Elite Palace Hotel, Stockholm (Sweden) 11 december 2009.

“Surgical treatment of Breast Cancer: what … and why”. Breast Cancer Symposium (Breast Clinic: FAQ) at ’t Pand Ghent, from AZ Jan Palfijn Hospital Ghent, Belgium, 25 April 2009.

 “Gynaecologische tumoren: internationale richtlijnen en nieuwe perspectieven.”. Symposium Oncologie – AZ Jan Palfijn 7 juni 2008.

“Technics en Genetics bij cervix, ovarium en mammacarcinoom”. HAVRA huisartsengroep, Aalter, 31 januari 2008, België.

“Vaccinatie ter preventie van het cervix carcinoom”, Randwijck cursus, azM, Maastricht, 27 maart 2007, Nederland.

“De toegevoegde waarde van MRI in de risk of malignancy index. Keynote Lecture voor de gynaecologische oncologie op Doelen Congres Obstetrie/Gynaecologie & Infertiliteit te Rotterdam, 19 april 2007, Nederland.

“Oncologische chirurgie en Robot chirurgie in de gynaecologie”. Lok vergadering Aalst, 30 oktober 2007, België.

“Technics en Genetics bij cervix, ovarium en mammacarcinoom”. Huisartsenvereniging Hippoliet van Peene, Eeklo, 8 november 2007, België.

“Laparoscopie in de gynaecologische oncologie”, Veldhoven refereeravond, 14 november 2006, Nederland.

“From bench to bedside in gynaecological oncology”. VVOG, Overijse (Belgium), 1st  October 2005, België.

“Management of early-stage cervical cancer”. North-East Thames specialist registrars meeting. Lecture at The Royal London Hospital, on the 9th January 2004, Engeland.

“Lymphangiogenesis and lymph node metastases”. 13th Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, Brussels, 8th April 2003, België.

“Molecular events in cervical cancer”. University Charles of Prague. Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Prof. Lukas Rob), 19th May 2004, Prague, Czech Republic.

“Progress in Gynaecological Cancer Research”, Karolinska Institute - Stockholm, Sweden. Department of Gynaecological Oncology (Prof. E.A. Lundquist), on 14th June 2004, Zweden.

“Molecular Determinants of Cervical Cancer Progression”. 7th International Conference on Anti-cancer Research. Corfu, Greece. 25-30 October 2004, Griekenland.       

“Cervical Cancer Screening”. Joint London course in Oncology. Lecture at Royal College of Radiologists, on the 11th December 2003, Engeland.

“Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis in Gynaecological Cancers”. Dutch Society of Gynaecological Oncology/COBRA; “Metastatic tumours and recurrences”. Utrecht, 12-13th December 2002, Nederland.

“Ovarian Cancer Screening”. Lecture for registrars in Medical Oncology London, Royal College of Radiologists, 9th January 2002, Engeland.

“Assessing malignant potential of an adnexal mass”. North-East Thames Gynaecology Meeting, University College Hospital, London, 14th June 2002, Engeland.

“Management of early-stage cervical cancer”. North-East Thames trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal London Hospital, London, 22 November 2002, Engeland.

“Novel molecular diagnostic approaches to identify genetic events in ovarian cancer”. Free University Amsterdam, 29 March, 2001, Nederland.

“Metastasis and Angiogenesis”. Panel member. Helene Harris Memorial Trust: 8th Biennial International Forum on ovarian cancer. MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA, 20 March 2001, United States.

“Molecular diagnosis and staging”. Annual British Gynaecological Cancer Society Meeting, London, 14 November 2001, Engeland.

“Molecular Technology in Gynaecological Cancer”. Chairman of workshop. Annual British Gynaecological Cancer Society Meeting, London, 15 November 2001, Engeland.

“Molecular events in angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis”. ICRF Medical Oncology Seminars, London, 31 January 2001, Engeland.

“Detection of micrometastases by means of molecular biology”. University of Innsbruck (Prof. Ch. Marth), Austria, January 2000, Oostenrijk.

“Molecular Staging in Cervical Cancer”. The VIII Meeting of the International Gynaecologic Cancer Society at Buenos Aires (Argentina), October 22-26, 2000, Argentinië.

“Novel Diagnostic Approaches to Cervical and Ovarian Cancer”. Workshop: “Molecular Biology: any good news?” Buenos Aires (Argentina), October 26, 2000, Argentinië.

“Angiogenesis and Micrometastases in Cervical Cancer”. Grand Round, Barts and the London NHS Trust, March 7, 2000, Engeland.

“Imaging of an adnexal mass”. Academic meeting of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, April 14, 2000, Engeland.

“Molecular quantification of micrometastases”. 1st workshop in molecular genetics of cancer, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, May 30, 2000, Engeland.

“Tumour Angiogenesis and Micrometastasis”, Research Scientist Forum, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, 3rd October, 2000, Engeland.

“The genetics of angiogenesis – A computer based 3D model”. William Harvey Day, Queen Mary University London, 17 October 2000, London, Engeland.

“Molecular staging of cervical cancer using real-time RT-PCR: correlation between number of cancer cells in normal lymph nodes and prognostic features”. The 31st Society of Gynaecologic Oncology Meeting, San Diego, USA, February 4-8, 2000, United States.
 
“Molecular profiling of angiogenesis and occult micrometastases in cervical cancer”. The British Cancer Research Meeting, Brighton, July 10-12, 2000, Engeland.

“Molecular Staging in Cervical Cancer”. The VIII Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society at Buenos Aires (Argentina), October 22-26, 2000, Argentinië.

“Tumour Markers, MRI, Radioimmunoscintigraphy, ultrasound and doppler in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant adnexal masses”. Academic meeting of Gynaecological Oncology, January 8, 1999, Royal London Hospital, Engeland.

“Molecular Staging of Gynaecological Cancer”. Association of North Thames (East) Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Annual Meeting London, November 19, 1999, Engeland.

“Molecular detection of submicroscopic disease”. Oncology Workshop, Erlangen University, Germany, November 1999, Duitsland.

“Molecular detection of metastatic disease in gynaecological cancer using quantitative RT-PCR for cytokeratin 19”. Selected for oral presentation at the 11th International Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology at Budapest (Hungary), 8-12 May 1999, Hongarije.

“Real-time quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for the detection of occult micrometastases in cervical cancer patients”. Selected for oral presentation at the 7th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynaecologic Cancer Society at Vatican City (Italy), September 26-30, 1999 and at the Beatson International Cancer Conference “Invasion and Metastasis”, Glasgow, June 26-29, 1999, Schotland.

“Molecular staging in cervical cancer using real-time quantitative RT-PCR: how many cancer cells in the lymph nodes are needed to become clinically significant”. The British Gynaecological Cancer Society meeting in London, November, 1999, Engeland.  

“Cytoskeletal aberrations as predictors of invasion in gynaecological cancers”. Royal London Hospital on 29th April 1998 (Queen Mary and Westfield College), London, Engeland.

"Haptoglobin-phenotype: incidentie en klinisch verloop van preeclampsie". Internationaal Symposium van de NVOG en de VVOG, 1997, Nederland.

"Resultaten van de Bhonsale - vaginoplasty: een retrospectieve studie". Jaarlijkse vergadering van de Vereniging voor Fertiliteitsstudie van Vlaanderen en Nederland, Corsendonck, 1996, België.

"Estrogen receptor incidence in ductal carcinoma in-situ: estimated benefit following anti-estrogen therapy". Scientific meeting of the Belgian Association for Cancer Research, 1996: Breast Cancer - Advances and controversies, België.

“Suspicious microcalcifications in the breast: correlation with histopathology". Advanced course of Breast Cancer, at the European School of Oncology, Milan, Italy, 1995, Italië.

"Endometriose van de blaas". Nationaal Kongres van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Gynaecologie en Verloskunde, Brussel, 1994, België.

"Acute leversteatose in de zwangerschap". Nationaal Kongres van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Gynaecologie en Verloskunde, Brussel, 1993, België.