XXL-Rehab Newsletter no 18, 2011



Bariatric Rehabilitation Congress 9-10 November 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark
- 360 around the bariatric patient


Confirmed speakers at BRC2011

Let us introduce you to another two exiting speakers at BRC2011.



Walter J. Pories

Dr. Walter J. Pories is a native of Germany who earned his BA at Wesleyan University, his MD with Honor at the University of Rochester and completed his training in general and cardio-thoracic surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in 1962. From 1962 – 1967 he served as the Chief of Surgery at Wright Patterson Air Force Base during the Viet Nam War and then returned to Rochester as an assistant professor to found the Cancer Center. In 1969, he became the Vice-chair at Case Western Reserve and Chief of Surgery at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital where he founded the Cancer Center in that city. In 1977, he became the founding chairman of the Department of Surgery at East Carolina University (ECU), a post he held until 1997. His present position is Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry, Exercise and Sport Science as well as Director of Bariatric Surgery Research. He is the Principal Investigator for the ECU Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) funded by the NIH/NIDDK as well as other grants from J&J and GlaxoSK addressing insulin action and the molecular effects of bariatric surgery.

Read complete profile here

Subject at BRC2011:

Effect of surgery, metabolic diseases


Berit L. Heitmann
Professor, Denmark

Professor Berit L. Heitmann is currently Director for research and HR and Institute Vice Director, Professor, Ph.D. at the Institute of Preventive Medicine, at the Copenhagen University Hospitals, Denmark.
From February 2001 she has been professor in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Southern Denmark. In 2011 she became honorary professor at Sydney University, Australia. Her major research interests include identifying the determinants and health consequences of obesity, with particular focus on the dietary determinants of obesity. Professor Heitmann has served at several scientific advisory committees, and is a member of many national and international boards on research in nutrition and obesity. In addition Professor Heitmann has been appointed as advisory Board member for several Committees of Medical Research founding in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Berit L. Heitmann has published around 170 scientific peer-reviewed papers, approximately 20 reviews and a similar number of book chapters.

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Subject at BRC2011:

Weight loss & nutrition – why and how?


Kind regards

Keld Jørgensen & The XXL-Rehab Team