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DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED-------------- WHEN A NEW DATE HAS BEEN FOUND THE WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED====================================== "As the old sing, so twitter the young" Symposiumsite Johan Offerhaus

The Farewell Symposium of Professor Johan Offerhaus - on Gastro-Intestinal Pathology - precedes his valedictory lecture on (Will follow). Both are in the Academiegebouw - which is the University Hall of Utrecht University in the historical center of Utrecht. Please find below how to register (free, but mandatory), the programme, general information and acccreditations.

Registration - for free but mandatory

UMC Utrecht handles your data carefully and only uses it for the purpose for which you provide it.

Please complete this form to register

Registration Farewell Symposium Johan Offerhaus

UMC Utrecht handles your data carefully and only uses it for the purpose for which you provide it.

Please complete this form to register

*Professors are kindly requested to bring their own caps and gowns


TimeTitle and Name
ChairsGuido Tytgat, AMC, Amsterdam
Inge Baas, UMC Utrecht Room: Aula
09:00-9:55Registration and coffee
Room: Zaal 1636
09:55-10:00Opening and welcome
Paul van Diest, UMC Utrecht
10:00-10:20Early detection of colorectal Cancer
Miangela Laclé, UMC Utrecht
10:20-10:50Tales of the crypt
Hans Clevers, Utrecht University
Rooms: Zaal 1636 & Westerdijkkamer
11:15-11:45Pathology of microsatellite instability in CRC and its precursors
Joel Greenson, University Michigan, USA
11:45-12:05Fecal Transplantation and microbiome 
Josbert Keller, MCHaaglanden
12:05-12:35Tumorigenesis in Barrett Esophagus 
Marnix Jansen, University College London Cancer Institute, UK
Rooms: Zaal 1636 & Westerdijkkamer

ChairsFiebo ten Kate, UMC Utrecht
Roeland de Wilde, ErasmusMC Room: Aula
13:35 -14:05Precursors of pancreatic cancer
Laura Wood, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA
14:05-14:35Molecular Pathology of Pancreatic Cancer 
Ralph Hruban, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA
14:35-14:55Biomarkers for pNET
Lodewijk Brosens, UMC Utrecht
Rooms: Zaal 1636 & Westerdijkkamer
16:15 -17:00Valedictory Lecture Goodbye microscope: on images and imagination
(in Dutch, English translation will be available) Johan Offerhaus, University Medical Center, Utrecht Room: Aula
Rooms: Senaatszaal & Belle van Zuylenzaal
19:00-21:30Drinks and Bites
Room: Aula

General information


Academiegebouw/University Hall
Domplein 29
3512 JE Utrecht
The Netherlands

How to get there

By Car 

Follow your routeplanner.

By plane 

A railway station is integrated in Schiphol airport hall. Tickets can be bought from the ticket machines (pay by credit card). It is a 35 minutes ride to Utrecht Central Station.

Public Transport 

From Utrecht Central Station it is a 10-15 minutes walk,  or take bus 2.


The nearest Car Park is:
Springweg: Strosteeg 83, 3510 VK Utrecht.

Other Car Parks:
Hoogcatharijne P1 - 6

Or take a Park & Ride: in Dutch only via this link



Please contact:
Willy van Bragt
via symposium e-mail:

UMC Utrecht
Department of Pathology
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht


  • Dutch Society of Oncology (NVvO & NIV) - 4 points
  • Dutch Society of Gastroenterology (NVvGE & NVMDL) - 4 points
  • Dutch Society of Pathology (NVvP) - 6 points
  • Dutch Society of Surgery (NVvH) - 4 points


Your attendance is the greatest gift to Johan Offerhaus.

But when you nevertheless are considering a gift, Johan would like to encourage you to donate money for the Foundation "Living with Hope", battling pancreatic cancer, via the bank account below.

Living With Hope was initiated by Lisa Waller-Hayes, an American citizen, living in The Netherlands, who suffered from pancreatic cancer.

The foundation supports patients and young investigators in this field. For more information click the logo above.  

Bank details
Dedicated Bank accountUMC Utrecht, GBR 11.121.14 Gift Offerhaus

Please mention (essential!!)  GBR 11.121.14 Gift Offerhaus

The final amount will be donated to the Foundation Living With Hope