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Recent advances in rehabilitation of cardiorespiratory and internal diseases

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Recent advances in rehabilitation of cardiorespiratory and internal diseases

Recent advances in rehabilitation of cardiorespiratory and internal diseases

15 feb 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, for which an abstract submission will be opened soon.

The official invitation with registration link and details about the abstract submission will follow, but save this date:

Saturday 15 February 2020

Accreditation (Pro Q Kine) has been requested

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



09u00 - 10u00


Registration and coffee


10u00 - 10u15


Welcome Prof. Dr. Dominique Hansen (Universiteit Hasselt)

10u15 - 11u00


Biological aspects of exercise-induced health benefits Prof. Dr. Wim Derave (Universiteit Gent)

11u00 - 11u15


Effects of high intensity interval training and timing of training in type 2 diabetes Dr. Bert Celie (Universiteit Gent)

11u15 - 11u30


Digital health & cardiology Dr. Ines Frederix (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

11u30 - 11u45


Impact of bariatric surgery on body composition and aerobic exercise capacity Ms. Na Zhou (Université Libre Bruxelles)

11u45 - 14u00


Lunch + poster presentation

14u00 - 14u15


Prehabilitation in cancer patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: what is the current evidence? Ms. Elise Piraux (Université Catholique de Louvain)

14u15 - 14u30


The effects of endoscopic lung volume reduction on functional outcomes Ms. Astrid Blondeel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

14u30 - 15u15


Do we really need to exercise? Prof. Dr. Hans Savelberg (Universiteit Maastricht)

15u15 - 16u00


Pitches of 3 best posters + award ceremony

16u00 - 17u00


Network event