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Program 2nd WAVEX Meeting


Thursday August 23

9:30 – 10:30       Registration

10:30 – 10:45     Opening and Welcome: Eddy van der Zee

10:45 – 11:30     Keynote speaker: Jörn Rittweger

Vibration as an Exercise Modality: Past, Present and Future

Moderator: Eddy van der Zee

11:30 – 12:30     3 x 20 minutes presentations (including discussion):

Ate Boerema: Beneficial effects in mice and man on brain and behavior by a chronic whole body vibration intervention

Peter Roemers: Whole body vibration enhances choline acetyltransferase immunoreactivity in cortex, amygdale and hippocampus.

Marelle Heesterbeek: Does whole body vibration have positive effects on institutionalized patients with dementia?

Moderator: Marieke van Heuvelen

12:30 – 13:30     lunch

13:30 – 14:10     2 x 20 minutes presentations (including discussion):

Alexei Wong: The effects of whole-body vibration training on heart rate variability and body composition in obese postmenopausal women.

Laisa Paineiras-Domingos: Whole body vibration and Metabolic syndrome: effects on the cardiovascular risk.

Moderator: to be announced

14:10 – 15:10     Pitch for poster presenters (for example n x 3 minutes) + tour

Moderator: to be announced

15:10 – 15:30     Coffee/tea break

15:30 – 16:15     Plenary invited speaker: Eddy van der Zee

Vibrations and the animal kingdom: (evolutionary) relevance of 30 Hz sensitivity (supported by the Royal Dutch Zoological Society)                        

Moderator: to be announced

16:15 – 17:15     3 x 20 minutes presentations (including discussion):

Mayara Viana Freire Gomes: Effects of whole-body vibration exercise in kinetic analysis of lameness in a dog with hip dysplasia: single case report.

Adérito Seixas: Immediate and short-term effects of whole body vibration on skin temperature of the lower limbs.

Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo: Improvements on the functional parameters and in the quality of life of the metabolic syndrome individuals with use of the whole body vibrayion exercise.

Moderator: to be announced

18:00    Congress Diner at Restaurant WEEVA (Martini Hotel; Gedempte Zuiderdiep 8, 9711 HG Groningen


Friday August 24

10:00 – 10:15  Opening 2nd day: Eddy van der Zee

10:15 – 11:00   Keynote speaker: Pedro Marin

Effects of different vibration exercises on neuromuscular performance: practical applications

Moderator: to be announced

11:00 – 11:40     2 x 20 minutes presentations (including discussion)

Kemal S. Türker: Methodology for studying whole body vibration induced reflexes.

Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo: Whole body vibration exercises on the management of individuals with chronic diseases.

Moderator: to be announced

12:00 – 13:00     lunch

13:00 – 13:45     Plenary invited speaker: Anselm Fuermaier

Whole-body vibration – An effective treatment for cognitive impairment?

Moderator: to be announced

13:45 – 14:15     Round table discussion + WAVEX Member meeting about 3rd WAVEX Meeting +

Moderator: Csaba Nyakas

14:30 – 15:00     Coffee/tea break

15:00 – 15:20     Redha Taiar, launching the new WBV book, entitled: Whole body vibrations

15:20 – 15:40      Rainer Rawer: Neuromuscular reaction on different mechano-stimulation frequency ranges and their use for training and therapy

15:40 – 16:00     Keynote speaker: Mario Bernardo-Filho

Good Laboratory Practice in WBV – towards the foundation of guidelines

Moderator: to be announced

16:00                   Closure

17:00                   Farewell barbeque (€15,- included food and drinks)