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St-Elisabeth site - Uccle
02-614 20 00
St-Michel site - Etterbeek
02-614 30 00
Bella Vita Medical Center
02-614 42 00

BRA Day, yoga for recovery in the wake of breast cancer

The plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery unit of the Europe Hospitals is holding its 6th conference to mark “BRA Day” (Breast Reconstruction Awareness – Day), the world day dedicated to information and raising awareness for women considering breast reconstruction following partial or total mastectomy, on Wednesday the 16th of October, 2019, at 7.30pm at the St-Elisabeth site.

For the event, plastic surgeons will remind participants of their role and the importance of integrating breast reconstruction in a holistic reconstruction process (medical, physical and mental), within the multidisciplinary team of the breast clinic.

This year, yoga and meditation will feature at the heart of the evening’s programme. These disciplines have a positive influence on health and mental well-being. They create bonds of solidarity through positive practices and experiences shared within the group, in a relaxed and kind atmosphere.

A highlight of this wonderful evening is the presence and speech delivered by Her Excellency, Madam Gaitri Kumar, Ambassador for India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.

Patients, relatives, friends, staff members and doctors are cordially invited to attend.


  • 7.30pmWelcome – Dr Yvan de Meeûs, Medical Director of the Europe Hospitals 
    Presentation of the plastic surgery team
  • 7.40pmCustom-built breast reconstruction, adapted to each patient 
    Dr Pascal Castus, Dr Sandrine Boland, Dr Sophia Djaoudi, Dr Joe Hellers 
    Plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery 
    Europe Hospitals
  • 8pm21 June: World Yoga Day, adopted by 177 UN member states, including Belgium (Resolution of December 2014) 
    Her Excellency Madam Gaitri Kumar, 
    Ambassador for India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.
  • “Yoga at the Europe Hospitals” project 
    Dr Sonia Vanderlinden, gynaecologist, head of the breast clinic 
    Yoga, it won’t cure you, but it will help you live better…”, 
    Journal Le Monde 
    Mrs Bernadette Erpicum, President of the asbl VIDONNE, Yoga Acharya – 
    Master of Yoga M.Y. ”initiator of the Brussels Yoga Day. 
    “Yoga, a tool accessible to all” 
    “Spotlight on the Brussels Yoga Day 2019” 
    (The proceeds, which are collected in collaboration with Think Pink, will be used to launch the “Yoga at the Europe Hospitals” pilot project for women suffering from breast cancer).
  • 8.30pmRelaxation and meditation session (open to all) 
    Mrs Goedele Leyssen, Yogi Lifestyle
  • 9pmSigning session for the new book by Goedele Leyssen (Dutch) 
    IMPS@asbl Vidonne-brusselsyogaday


Europe Hospitals, St-Elisabeth site, Avenue De Fré 206, 1180 Uccle.

Free participation and parking.

Mandatory advance registration by email: c.dekempeneer@euhos.be or by phone at 02-614 26 89.

You can confirm your participation in the conference through our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1837275999751386/