Recent advances in rehabilitation of cardiorespiratory and internal diseases

The members of the FIRRI board kindly invite you to the 2022 symposium on “Recent advances in rehabilitation of cardiorespiratory and internal diseases”. This year’s theme of this interuniversity initiative is “Move and break barriers” and we will highlight recent fundamental and clinical aspects of the latest innovative approaches in the rehabilitation of internal diseases.

Saturday 2nd April 2022
Location: KULeuven – campus Gasthuisberg


8:45 – 9:30       Registration & coffee

9:30 – 9:40       Welcome & introduction

9:40 – 10:30
Keynote: Prof. dr. Marieke De Craemer (UGhent)

Move, sit, sleep: the co-dependence of time spent in different behaviors across the day

10:30 – 10:40       Short break

10:40 – 11:25       Selected oral presentations

11:25 – 13:00       Poster session & lunch break

13:00 – 13:45       Selected oral presentations  

13:45 – 13:55       Short break

13:55 – 14:45
Keynote: Prof. dr. Olivier Bruyère (ULiège)

Malnutrition and sarcopenia as prevention targets in older adults

14:45 – 15:00       Closing & award session


Prof. dr. Marieke De Craemer

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Prof. dr. Olivier Bruyère

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 Selected oral lectures and poster session

Abstracts related to any aspect of rehabilitation of acute and chronic internal diseases can be submitted by master students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. A reviewing panel will select 6 abstracts for oral presentation. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be presented during a poster session. An award for the best poster and for best oral presentation will be awarded at the end of the symposium.


Registration fee for academics: free
Registration fee for non-academics: € 30
Registration fee bachelor/master students: free

Deadline for registration: 24th March 2022 (23h59)