Yearly, around 12.000 Dutch individuals with obesity undergo bariatric surgery. To date, bariatric surgery is the only effective strategy to treat severe obesity, resulting in long-term weight loss, reduction of obesity-related comorbidities, overall mortality and improvement in quality of life. Despite these benefits, all bariatric procedures alter the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, thereby influencing intake, digestion and absorption of nutrients. This may in turn impact nutritional status. During her PhD, Laura performed research into factors affecting nutritional status after bariatric surgery, including dietary intake and nutritional supplementation. Furthermore, she studied pregnancy after bariatric surgery as this period may pose an additional risk on nutritional status.
Laura conducted her research at Vitalys obesity clinic, part of Rijnstate Hospital. She performed her PhD under supervision of both prof. dr. Eric Hazebroek, special professor Nutrition and Obesity Treatment at Wageningen University & Research and bariatric surgeon, and dr. Agnes Berendsen, assistant professor Malnutrition in Obesity at Wageningen University & Research. During the symposium, Laura will share her findings and (inter)national experts will share their view on this topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. The symposium will give you the latest insights in the field, and will discuss implementing the findings in everyday practice.
The symposium will take place from 13.30-16.30 on May 30th at the Aurora building of Wageningen University & Research (Room 9216 and 9218). Please have a look at the program for more information.
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On May 31st, Laura will defend her PhD thesis in the Omnia Auditorium at Wageningen University & Research (Hoge Steeg 2, 6708 PH Wageningen). The defence will start at 11:00 AM and is open to public, so feel free to join.