Nesto Congress – Fever of unknown origin: a comprehensive approach

On 10 December 2022, Nesto will be organizing its second congress, focusing on fever of unknown origin (FUO).

Identifying the cause of a fever of unknown origin often proves to be very challenging. When working up a FUO patient, various factors should be taken into account. Therefore FUO will be discussed from a neurological, cardiological, orthopaedic and internal medicine point of view, continuously underlining the importance of a correct – and preferably early – diagnosis.

Speakers and topics for veterinarians:

– Lisa Stammeleer – Diplomate Internal Medicine

How to work-up FUO patients, based on real-life cases: a diagnostic approach.
Travel-related diseases and FUO.

– Kenny Bossens – Diplomate Neurology

​Infectious diseases and FUO: a neurological point of view.

– Valérie Bavegems – PhD Cardiology

Mitral valve endocardiosis, or endocarditis? Aortic valve stenosis, or aortic endocarditis? Or even myocarditis? How to differentiate them?

– Christophe Verroken – Certificate Orthopedics

Fever in orthopedics

Speakers and topics for veterinary assistants:

– Lisa Stammeleer – Diplomate Internal Medicine

​Fever and hyperthermia: differences and treatments.

Blood and urine tests: methodology and interpretation of test results.

Practical info

Language: English

Location: Ter Elst, Kattenbroek 1, 2650 Edegem

Time schedule – see below

Congress day for veterinarians

Time Topic Speaker
08.30 Welcome coffee
09.00 Short introduction + lecture 1 Lisa Stammeleer
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Part 2 – lecture 1 Lisa Stammeleer
12.30 Walking lunch
13.30 Lecture 2 Kenny Bossens
14.45 Lecture 3 Valérie Bavegems
16.15 Coffee break
16.45 Lecture 4 Christophe Verroken
18.00 Closure


Congress day for veterinary assistants

Time Topic Speaker
12.30 Walking lunch
13.30 Fever/hyperthermia + Blood tubes, sampling (including blood culture) Lisa Stammeleer
16.15 Coffee break
16.45 Basic interpretation blood analysis +  Basic interpretation urine analysis Lisa Stammeleer
18.00 Closure



Prices are excluding VAT.* Catering and parking are included in the price.
Contact Information

Time Topic Regular Price Nesto members
08.30 – 18.00 Congress Day for veterinarians € 400 € 300
12.30 – 18.00 Congress Day for veterinary assistants €150 €100

SAVAB members receive a discount of 10%.





Registration for this event is closed.