Saturday, November 17, 2012

ecancer TV covers our research on exercise among cancer patients

At the the UK National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference held in Liverpool, UK two weeks ago, ecancer TV covered our research on exercise = medicine, please see

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Annual Dutch meeting for the European Regional Development Fund is held at VU University medical center

This morning the annual meeting of Dutch regions regarding the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) was held at our University Medical center here in Amsterdam. The 'West' region of the Netherlands, i.e. the Randstad provinces organised this annual meeting, highlighting the projects realised through ERDF in this region's ERDF program called Kansen voor West (Chances for West). After a few words of welcome by the representative of the province Elvira Sweet, Ruud van Raak, the program manager for Kansen voor West, and myself on behalf of the Vu University medical center, prof. Guus van Dongen highlighted VUmc's Medical Imaging Center's ambitions and how 'kansen voor west' had enabled an important step by providing support for a PET-MRI center on our campus. After these introductions, the representatives of the different Dutch regions visited different parts of the medical Imaging facilities on campus.

A symposium to report the results of the ENERGY project

This morning a final ENERGY symposium was held at VU University medical center to report the results of this project to our colleagues within VUmc, the VU University and from other Dutch research centers. ENERGY stands for EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth, and is a European Commission funded project for which we recently submitted our final report to the commission. Last summer we already presented our main results to an international audience in a special ENERGY symposium at the European Congres on Obesity in Lyon.Today we presented the latest update of our results to our local and regional colleagues here in Amsterdam. The publications regarding the ENERGY projects are available at the ENERGY website's specific publications page, and the first overall results were published in the open access PLOS One journal.