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Doctor Veronique Cornelissen

KU Leuven, Leuven (Belgium)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology

Prof. Véronique Cornelissen is an assistant professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (KU Leuven). She holds a Master Degree in Kinesiology (Specialization: Physical fitness, physical activity and health), a Postgraduate degree in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering and a PhD in Kinesiology. She is an elected member of the nucleus of Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology and an active member of the Belgian Working group of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Her main area of research, clinical practice and academic education focus on i) identification and validation of exercise therapies that aim to optimally improve physical fitness and cardiovascular health; 2) enhance implementation of evidence-based exercise guidelines by the development of innovative technological solutions; 3) understanding determinants of responses to exercise therapy. For her research she received several (inter) national research gra

Viviane Conraads Award lecture.

Event: ESC Preventive Cardiology 2022

Topic: European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)

Session: 2022 Viviane Conraads Award


How to optimise an ongoing cardiac rehabilitation programme and turn it into the best practice.

Event: EuroPrevent 2019

Topic: Risk Factors and Prevention

Session: How to set up an exercise programme for patients with cardiovascular disease ?


The effects of exercise training on body composition and exercise capacity following bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Event: EuroPrevent 2018

Topic: Obesity

Session: Moderated Poster Session II


Isometric handgrip training versus aerobic exercise training to control blood pressure. Preliminary results of the TRiHYP (TRaining in Hypertension) Study

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Exercise testing and training

Session: Exercise testing/ training/ Cardiac rehabilitation_Part 2


Telecoaching of exercise in arterial hypertension

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session: Telemedicine in primary prevention


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