Belgian Young Geriatricians

What is BYG? We are a group of young and upcoming geriatricians.

Our goals are :

To promote a positive attitude towards geriatric medicine in general and especially for junior doctors

To promote recruitment of junior doctors into Geriatric Medicine

To improve the standard of care for older patients in junior medical staff and allied health professionals

To create a social network for young geriatricians to exchange experiences and discuss early career issues

Are you a resident in training  for geriatric medicine? Have you recently graduated in geriatrics? Yes?

Join the BYG at

We are looking forward to meet you !

Meet us … For the first BYG’s event the November 18th  in KU Leuven- campus Gasthuisberg

The program includes 2 seminars about incontinency and falls and 3 interactive games, about wound care, osteoporosis and … upon your choice !

Check the survey at and choose one topic of our event.

Our event will be live or digital depending on restrictions regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

More information and updates are coming soon on this webpage!

Founding members

Dr Yie-Man CHONG (GZA St-Vincentius. Antwerpen)

Dr Marian DEJAEGER (UZ Leuven. Leuven)

Dr Camille NICOLAY (ULB Erasme. Bruxelles)

Dr Florence POTIER (CHU-UCL. Namur)

Dr Tim RODRIGUS (AZ Klina. Brasschaat)

Dr François-Xavier SIBILLE (CHU-UCL. Namur)

Dr Barbara SONNEVILLE (AZ Glorieux. Ronse)