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The program is subject to change

*Exhibit and poster area will be open throughout the congress program 

Monday, August 29, 2022

  • 07:00 08:00

    Sponsored Breakfast

  • 08:00 09:00

    Gairdner Canada John Dirks Global Health Award Lectures

    Co-Chairs: Janet Rossant, President Gairdner Canada and James Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer of KBHN

    Keynote:

    1. Fraser Mustard Lecture Awardee of KBHN “Burden of Mental Disorder, Poverty and Social Disadvantage”, Vikram Patel

    2. Child Health and Nutrition, Cesar Victora 

  • 09:00 10:00

    Presidential Plenary

    • Pregnancy Outcomes and Birth Complications

      Merilee Brockway

      Birth Outcomes During Covid-19 Lockdowns: The International Perinatal Outcomes in The Pandemic (IPOP) Study

    • DOHaD and Cardiometabolic Outcomes

      Carlos Sanchez-Soriano

      Associations Between Parental Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease and Offspring Birth Outcomes Suggest Different Mechanisms of Early Determination of Adult Cardiometabolic Disease

    • DOHaD and Interventions to Improve Outcomes

      Rebecca Wilson

      Sex Specific Differences in Mid-Pregnancy Fetal Liver Gene Expression in The Guinea Pig Model of Fetal Growth Restriction

    • Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms in DOHaD

      Ashutosh Tomar

      CYP2E1 Methylation in Newborn of Indian Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Women & Future Diabesity Risk

  • 10:00 12:00

    Posters & Coffee

  • 12:00 13:00

    Lunch Panel Discussion

    The Venice Forum: DOHaD and Investing in Maternal Newborn and Child Health in COVID Recovery

    Chair: Dr. Mark Hanson

  • 13:00 14:30

    Global Faces of DOHaD


    • Maternal Obesity during Pregnancy: Human Studies in South Africa, Shane Norris

    • Maternal Undernutrition and Low BMI during Pregnancy: Human Studies in Japan, Itoh Hiroaki

    • Maternal Hypoxia during Pregnancy: Human Studies in Bolivia, Colleen Julian

  • 13:00 14:30

    DOHaD in Humans: Don't Forget Genetics!


    • Mendelian Randomization in the DOHaD Contex, David Evans

    • Genetic Impacts on DNA Methylation in the Context of DOHaD, Jordana Bell

    • Genetic Influences on DNA Methylation at rRNA Epialleles, Vardhman Rakyan

  • 13:00 14:30

    Placental Development and Life‑Long Consequences


    • Inflammation Effects on the Fetal Blood-Brain Barrier and Life-Long Neurological Disorder, Alex Bonnin

    • Links Between Placental and Fetal Development, Miriam Hemberger

    • Placental Adaptative Responses to Hypoxia and Inflammation, Irene Cetin

  • 13:00 14:30

    Early Brain Development and the Origins of Infant Mental Health


    • Social Origins of Developmental Risk for Mental Illness, Judy Cameron

    • Caregiver Sensitivity and Child Outcomes through the Lens of Global Meta-Analytic Research, Sheri Madigan

    • Developmental Pathways to Childhood Depression and Anxiety, Michael Meaney

  • 13:00 14:30

    Health Inequities and Social Determinants of DOHaD


    • Child Nutrition and Social Inequities, Zulfi Bhutta

    • Monica Ruiz Casares

    • Marjorie Aude Rabiau

  • 13:00 14:30

    Indigenous Women's Health

    Elder/Indigenous Knowledge Holder Witness, Alexandra King
  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: Indigenous Health and Global Health


    • Thayer - Individual And Parental Attendance At Indian Boarding Schools In The United States: Associations With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) And Allostatic Load

    • Fayed - Peers4wellness: Voicing The Experiences Of Indigenous Women (Cis-Gender, Trans-Gender) With Healthcare And Introducing A Historic Trauma Responsive Model Of HCV/HIV Research And Care (The Oneness Bundle)

    • Hiliary Monteith - Maternal and Early Life Determinants of Anishinabeck Infant and Child Growth Trajectories

    • Verstraeten - Promoting Well-Being Among Young And Expecting Indigenous Mothers Through Traditional Workshops In A Remote Community: The Fort Chipewyan Mothers' Program

    • Prabhu - Community Engagement and Context In Setting Up A Multi-Faceted Longitudinal Intervention In Rural India

    • Islam - Birthweight And Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk During Mid-Adolescence: Findings from The Minimat Cohort In Rural Bangladesh

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: Pregnancy Outcomes and Birth Complications


    • Piekos - Evaluating The Effect of Covid-19 Vaccination On Maternal-Fetal Outcomes

    • Jabin - Modelling Gestational Weight Gain Trajectories Using the Super Imposition Translation And Rotation (Sitar) Growth Model To Predict Maternal And Neonatal Adverse Health Outcomes: The Interbio-21st Study

    • Lopes - The Effects Of Social Isolation On Gestational Length And Inflammatory Profile Of Rats: A Model For Covid Isolation Stress

    • Paraktoon - Pre-Eclampsia, Emergency Cesarean Delivery And Bifidobacterium Levels In Infant Gut Microbiota

    • Arenas - The Role Of The Mechanosensor Piezo1 In The Developing Vasculature: A Study In The Human Fetus And The Chicken Embryo

    • Fernandez-Rhodes - Maternal Psychosocial Stress And Birth Outcomes In The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study Of Latinos

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: DOHaD and Cardiometabolic Outcomes


    • Holody - Perinatal Iron Deficiency Causes Sex-Specific Mitochondrial Responses In Neonatal Rat Hearts

    • Dearden - Maternal Obesity Programmes Offspring Mir-505-5p Expression In The Hypothalamus And Impacts Hypothalamic Fatty Acid Sensing Mechanisms

    • Denizli - The Novel Role of HSC In Regulating Glucose Tolerance In Offspring Of Obese Mice

    • Mennitti - Effects Of Different Fatty Acids Maternal Intake on Glucose Metabolism Of 21-Day-Old Male Offspring

    • Perelmuter - Early Origins of Cardiac Dysfunction in An Embryonic Model Of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea During Development

    • Arage - The Impact of Undernutrition in Early-Life On Metabolic, Anthropometric And Cognitive Profile In Adults. Evidence From 1983-85 Ethiopian Great Famine, Wollo, Ethiopia

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: DOHaD and Interventions to Improve Outcomes


    • Schoonejans - Maternal Metformin Intervention During Glucose-Intolerant Obese Mouse Pregnancy Has Sex-Specific Effects on Adiposity And Cardiometabolic Health Of Aged Offspring

    • Taylor - Resveratrol Intervention in Obese Rat Dams Prevents The Developmental Programming Of Cardiac Remodelling And Aortic Stiffening In Adult Offspring

    • Candia - Postnatal Sildenafil Administration Prevents Vascular Dysfunction Programmed After Chronic Hypoxic Gestation at High-Altitude

    • Jazwiec - Mitigating The Impacts of Paternal Obesity With Taurine Intervention

    • Metz - The Pforzheim Study: Psychotherapy Mitigates the Impact Of Transgenerational And Maternal Stress And Reduces Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

    • Moolla - Extending The South African Child Support Grant: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Implementing a Pregnancy Support Grant

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms in DOHaD


    • Carminatti Pantaleao - MIRNA-15B Contributes To The Programming Of Cardiac Disfunction

    • Wang - Partitioning Genetic Effects On Birth Weight Into Maternal And Fetal Components At Classical HLA Loci

    • Simino - Epigenetic Modulation Of Hypothalamic Cholinergic Anti-Inflammatory Response In Mice Fetuses Of Obese Pregnancies

    • P. Issarapu - SOCS3 Gene Methylation Is Associated With Height In Indian And Gambian Children: The Emphasis Study

    • Gunasekara - Systemic Interindividual Variation In DNA Methylation In Humans Is Associated With Transposable Elements And Under Strong Genetic Control

    • J. Canizo - The Guinea Pig: A New Small Animal Model To Study The Foundations Of Early Human Development

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: Early Exposures and Longer‑Term Outcomes


    • Hula - Sex-Specific Effects Of Prenatal Hypoxia On Adult Offspring Coronary Artery Function

    • Lock - Increased Susceptibility To Cardiac Ventricular Arrhythmia In Adult Offspring Of Hypoxic Pregnancy

    • Henrique - Intrauterine Exposure To Triclosan Disrupts Thyroid Function In Adult Male And Female Offspring Rats

    • Heikkila - Preterm Birth And Chronic Disease Multimorbidity In Adolescence And Early Adulthood

    • J. Célind - Childhood Overweight And Risk Of Obesity-Related Adult Cancer In Men

    • Li - Acute And Chronic Exposure To Particulate Matter And Preterm Birth: A Time-Series Study In Shanghai, China

  • 16:15 16:45

    Coffee/Tea Service

  • 16:45 17:45

    Keynote Lectures

    Keynote:

    1. President’s lecturer “MRI Brain Imaging”, David Edwards

    2. Harmonisation of Genetics and Lifestyle in Personalised Medicine, Shinichi Kuriyama 

  • 18:00 19:00

    DOHaD‑Connector Reception

    With an Exhibitors Passport Crawl, Meet the Professor Speed Discussions, Connecting and Networking, Connector Job Postings and Cocktail Reception, the DOHaD 2022 Networking platform aims to create a sense of community among DOHaD trainees; prompting collaborations, inspiring new, innovative research questions, or research opportunities, and sparking peer-mentorship.