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Symposium Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences

Symposium Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences

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Saturday 15 February 2020

Accredited by Pro Q Kine

Registration fee: €10
Registration fee master students: €5

Please register before 01/02/2020


The Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences would like to kindly invite you to participate in the symposium entitled ‘Recent advances in rehabilitation of cardiorespiratory and internal diseases’ organized by PhD students of the research group Rehabilitation of Cardiorespiratory and Internal Diseases of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at Hasselt University.

The aim of this symposium will be to exchange practical and scientific knowledge between researchers and hands-on experts. An update on current research topics from different national and international universities will be given and possible future collaborations will be encouraged.

We present you the following program and the opportunity to present your clinical or research experience during a poster session.



Program Saturday 15 February 2020


09.00 - 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome
Prof. Dr. Dominique Hansen (Universiteit Hasselt)
10.15 – 11.00 Biological aspects of exercise-induced health benefits
Prof. Dr. Wim Derave (Universiteit Gent)
11.00 - 11.15 Effects of high intensity interval training and timing of training in type 2 diabetes
Dr. Bert Celie (Universiteit Gent)
11.15 – 11.30 Digital health & cardiology
Dr. Ines Frederix (Universiteit Antwerpen)
11.30 – 11.45 Impact of bariatric surgery on body composition and aerobic exercise capacity
Ms. Na Zhou (Université Libre Bruxelles)
11.45 – 14.00 Lunch + poster presentation
14.00 – 14.15 Prehabilitation in cancer patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: what is the current evidence?
Ms. Elise Piraux (Université Catholique de Louvain)
14.15 – 14.30 The effects of endoscopic lung volume reduction on functional outcomes
Ms. Astrid Blondeel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
14.30 – 15.15 Do we really need to exercise?
Prof. Dr. Hans Savelberg (Universiteit Maastricht)
15.15 – 16.00 Pitches of 3 best posters + award ceremony
16.00 – 17.00 Network event