September 5, 2016

Mosa Conference 2014

Conference theme

The theme of Mosa Conference 2014 was The Circle of Life – The journey from creation to degeneration. It was a very succesfull day with fantastic speakers like Prof. Dr. Theo Doreleijers, Dr. Janneke Wittekoek  & Prof. Dr. Rudi Westendorp who came to talk about their expertise in the context of the different stages of life. Lectures about the criminal mind, cardiovascular diseases and how you should become a healthy old person were some of the highlights of the Conference. Various workshops deepend out the theme around the stages of life.



Prof. dr. Theo Doreleijers
Dr. Janneke Wittekoek
Prof. dr. Rudi Westendorp



Encounter with new life – Echoscopy
New insights on personalized cancer therapy
Stem cell transplantation


(Bio)medical student research

The (bio)medical abstracts of the students, assessed by a professional jury, were the core of the conference. The jury consisted of experts in the field, as well as medical students. The future researchers with the best abstracts were invited to present their research to a large audience. This proved once again that Mosa Conference is the place to be for the future’s best researchers!




First prize:

Raya van Heuverswyn
The role of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I receptor in IGF-I and 17 bèta estradiol mediated neuroprotection using a rat model for focal cerebral ischemia

Second prize:

Susan Wetsels
CD11c+ adipose tissue macrophages are bone marrow-derived proliferating cells with a mixed polarization phenotype that accumulate early in obesity

KNMG prize

Ole Jung
Development of a bioresorbable magnesium implant for individual bone defects

Best poster

Lukas Föhr
Hyperthermia activated liposomal doxorubicin in combination with radiofrequency ablation in hepatocellular carcinoma

Student award

Jasper Demandt
Prolyl hydroxylase 1 deficiency decreased murine inflammation, plasma cholesterol, and atherosclerotic plaque size

Luc Snoekx award

Marie-Louise Paiman
The diagnostic performance of dedicated axillary T2- and diffusion-weighted MRI for nodal staging in breast cancer