Did you know that ... about obesity?

Dates and registration

Dates and registration

During Dietitians Week, from 18 to 22 March 2019, Maria Middelares General Hospital conducted a campaign to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of obesity.

Our Obesity Centre holds an information evening on Thursday 21 March 2019, 7pm where representatives from various disciplines outline the impact of obesity on disorders in their field.

Anybody interested could attend the session and enjoy refreshments together at the end of the evening.

The information evening started at 7pm (until 9pm) and took place in the Scientific HUB. Signposts indicate the way from the atrium.

The sessions are free to attend but registration is necessary:

The sessions are free to attend but registration is necessary:

Programme

Programme
  • Did you know that ... obesity is not caused by overeating alone? – Ms Lies Dejagere, dietitian – Ms Hilde Van De Walle, dietitian – Dr Barbara Defoort, general surgeon.
  • Did you know that ... obesity strongly reduces the chance of pregnancy? – Dr Claudia Daels, gynaecologist
  • Did you know that ... obesity increases the risk of early arthritis of the hip and knee? – Dr Pieter Vansintjan, orthopaedist
  • Did you know that ... obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease? – Dr Delphine Vervloet, cardiologist
  • Did you know that ... obesity can cause diabetes? – Dr Emmanuelle Versele, endocrinologist
  • Did you know that ... obesity increases the risk of abdominal wall hernia, such as umbilical or inguinal hernias? – Dr Filip Muysoms, general surgeon
  • Did you know that ... surgery can often solve obesity? – Dr Barbara Defoort, general surgeon
  • Patient stories – moderator: Ms Hilde Van De Walle (dietitian) and Dr Barbara Defoort (general surgeon)

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any questions?

Contact the Surgery Secretariat: Tel. +32 (0)9 246 74 00