pro q kine.png

Congress: 'The Female Athlete'

Saturday: 9 November 2019

Why this congress? Because there is too little attention to the correct framework of a female athlete!

A woman is not a man, not in training habits, not in the personal approach. That's why she needs to be framed as a female athlete. 


During this congress, we let the framework of the athlete speak. A trainer, doctor and professor, psychologist, dietician and a professional athlete will talk (in Dutch!) about the scientific evidence in their field and their experience here in the world of top sports. 

Target group? Anyone who has anything to do with an athlete's environment. Athletes, parents, trainers, doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, personal coaching, students in one of these fields, ...


The congress is accredited by Pro-Q-Kine for 12 points. You can register via the Pro-Q-Kine calendar or under the program on our website. It makes no difference in the allocation of points. 

We are convinced that this is only the introduction to an investigation and information gathering around this underexposed, important issue. That is why this congress can be an absolute added value for everyone. Not only for the athlete herself, but also for her parents, training partners, trainers, ... We would also like to speak to future physiotherapists, physicians, coaches, ... ... to be ready, so that they can start the future with this extra information. It is knowledge that can and will make a difference. 


€75 incl. lunch


OHL Seatsruimte

Stadion Kardinaal Mercierlaan 46, 3001 Heverlee (Leuven, Belgium)

Free parking! 


Tim Moriau belongs to the top of the Belgian distance coaches with several international athletes under his care. Until recently Tim combined his passion for the sport and coaching with a job as a manager in the financial sector. This combination has made him an excellent people manager next to the athletics track.

At the congress, he will elaborate on how you can train women in a physiological way, what the differences are compared to male athletes, adjust training in function of hormonal stages, ... . 


Professor doctor Luc Baeyens is a graduate in both sports medicine and gynaecology, which makes him unique in his field. He is therefore welcoming several top sportswomen to the Brugmann Hospital in Brussels. In addition to being head of the gynaecology department, he is also an advisor to the Olympic Committee. The professor, connected to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, found among others the vaginal disease bicyclist's vulva.

At the congress, he will talk about contraception, hormonal problems, overexertion and saddle problems.


Els Snauwaert has years of experience in sports psychology at the highest level. She supervises the Elite sports school Fencing, Parantee (paralympic athletes) & Belgian Paralympic Team, Elite sports school Gymnastics in Ghent, National Belgian Rowing Team, ... . 
She is also a former board member of the Flemish Association for Sports Psychology - VVSP and co-founder of the European Network of Young Specialists in Sports Psychology.

In her lecture, she will zoom in on the sport psychology aspect in female athletes. 


For more than 10 years Karolien Rector has been a specialist sports dietician with courses in Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, ... . She works with teams as well as athletes at the highest level such as the footballers of KRC Genk, the national sailing team, Union Saint Gilloise, the tennis players of the top sports school Tennis Vlaanderen, the Red Panthers, the Flemish Athletics and many other individual top athletes and recreational athletes. Karolien is active in various practices: Motion to Balance (Genk), GRIT (Leuven) and Group Sam (Bree).

At the congress, she will address specific points of interest for female top athletes and illustrate this by means of case studies from practice. 


Hanne Claes is a Belgian 400-meter hurdle runner and with a fourth-place at the European Championships in Berlin (2018) belongs to the European top in her discipline. At the same championship, she also achieved another fourth place and national record with the Belgian Cheetahs on the 4x400. After years of injury this Cheetah is On Fire (the battle cry of the 4x400 team) with a World Championship limit and an Olympic Games limit for Tokyo!   

At the congress she will talk about the importance of having your rules, the taboo that hangs around, female hormones VS testosterone, the impact of contraception, understanding your body and responding to the needs, options to regulate hormones, ... . 


Joris Keppens is a final-year student in nutrition and dietology at the UCLL in Leuven. He wrote his thesis on RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) with the aim of raising awareness about this topic within Flemish youth sport. Joris combines his studies with top-level sport. After a few difficult years, he made a steep progression since 2016, trained by Tim Moriau. Last month he made his marathon debut in Berlin in 2h20'51". Passionate about the world of top sport and the science behind it, he will welcome you as his host on November 9th. 

Made possible thanks to

Logo FysioShop_500x184.png