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The program is subject to change

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  • 07:00 08:00


    Chair: Somdat Mahabir, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI/NIH


    1. Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Perinatal Immune Development and Infection and Childhood Leukemia, Joseph Leo Wiemels 

    2. Baylor College of Medicine Epigenetic Mechanisms Underlying Developmental Origins of Human Cancer, Robert A. Waterland

  • 08:00 09:00

    Keynote Lectures


    1. AI and the Future of Maternal and Infant Health Monitoring Using Advanced Video Technology, Kang Lee 

    2. Stress and Neurodevelopment, Tracey Bale 

  • 09:00 10:00

    Presidential Plenary x4

    • DOHaD, Knowledge Translation and Education

      Alice Kelen Soper

      Pilot Evaluation of An Online Family Engagement in Research Course For Parents And Researchers In The Field Of Neurodevelopmental Disability

    • Moderators / Modifiers and Multigenerational Outcomes

      Jalal Uddin

      Exposure To Childhood Adversities and Cardiovascular Diseases: Mediation By Health Behaviors And Mental Distress, and Moderation By Race/Ethnicity and Income

    • Early Growth Outcomes

      Isabel González-Ludlow

      Vitamin B12 And Folate Status And Its Association With Maternal Weight And Newborn Nutritional Status

    • DOHaD Mechanisms: Placenta and Nutrition Delivery

      Samantha Lapehn

      Mono-Ethylhexyl Phthalate Induces Overall and Sex-Specific Transcriptomic Changes In Placental Cells

  • 10:00 12:00

    Posters & Coffee

  • 12:00 13:00

    Lunch on Own

  • 13:00 14:30

    Evolutionary and Anthropological Perspectives on Maternal Pregnancy Supplementation

    • Evolutionary Perspectives on Maternal Nutritional Buffering During Pregnancy: Insights from Studies of Famine and Pregnancy Macronutrient Supplementation, Christopher Kuzawa

    • Trial Participation for DOHaD Research: Social and Ethical Implications, Michelle Pentecost

    • Gestating Parents as Endpoints of Nutritional Intervention: an Evolutionary Approach to Energy Allocation in Pregnancy, Meredith Reiches

  • 13:00 14:30

    Human Milk and DOHaD: Fundamental Dynamics to Applied Interventions

    • Breast Versus Bottle-Feeding Human Milk: Identifying Early Responsive Feeding Behaviours to Shape Long-Term Feeding Patterns, Kyly Whitfield

    • RCT of a Relaxation Intervention for Breastfeeding Mothers – Impact on Milk Synthesis/Production, Composition, Breastfeeding Success and Infant Outcomes, Nurul Husna Mohd Shukri

    • Sphingolipids in Breastmilk and Infant Microbiome Development, Liz Johnson

  • 13:00 14:30

    Preconception and Periconception Exposures: Stress, Alcohol and Vitamins

    • Transgenerational Effects of Maternal Stress, Nastassja Koen

    • Folate Pathway Abnormalities and Epigenetic Mechanisms Underlying Inter- and Trans-Genererational Birth Defects, Erica Watson

    • Periconceptional Binge Alcohol and Birth Defects, Serge McGraw

  • 13:00 14:30

    Environmental Crisis and Development

    • Prenatal Maternal Stress on Child Development, Suzanne King

    • Maternal Depression and Superstorm Sandy, Yoko Nomura

    • Conceptual Model of Prenatal Maternal Stress (Hurricane, Earthquake, Childhood Trauma, COVID), Emily Harville

  • 13:00 14:30

    Domestic Animal DOHaD and Epigenetics

    • How the Controlled Environment in Domestic Animal Industry Could Document the Epigenetic Inheritance in Complement to Genetic Information, Marc-Andre Sirard

    • How the Animal Models Have Answered Mechanistic Questions Related to the Intergenerational Inheritance, Sarah Kimmins

    • Integrating Animal Research in the DOHaD Paradigm, the World is Awakening, Pascale Chavatte-Palmer

  • 13:00 14:30

    Applications of artificial intelligence to improve health outcomes across the lifespan

    • Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Quality of Life of Sound-Sensitive Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Elina Birmingham and Siamak Arzanpour

    • Development and Implementation of Lifestyle Care Using a Life Course Approach, Regine Steegers-Theuissen

    • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Facilitate Knowledge Mobilization for Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and their Families, Francois Bolduc

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: Neurodevelopment, Disabilities and Mental Health

    • Filigrana - Childhood And Life Course Socioeconomic Position And Cognitive Function In Adult Population Of The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study Of Latino (HCHS/SOL)

    • Giesbrecht - Increased Developmental Delay Among Pandemic-Born Infants

    • Currie - Mental Health Challenges During Covid-19 For Parents And Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    • Polanska - Maternal Dietary Quality, Inflammatory Potential During Pregnancy And Child Neurodevelopment: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis Of Five European Cohorts

    • Sigurdardottir - Can Neonatal Tractography Of The Brain Reward And Limbic System Help Explain A Predisposition To Neurodevelopmental And Metabolic Outcomes In Offspring Exposed To Antenatal Maternal Obesity?

    • Behere - Maternal Vitamin B12, Folate During Pregnancy And Brain Structural Connectivity In Young Adult Offspring Of The Pune Maternal Nutrition Study

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: DOHaD Mechanisms: Microbiome, Immune and Endocrine

    • Buchenauer - Maternal Glyphosate Exposure Induces Alterations in Behaviour, Gut Microbiota And Gene Expression

    • Toubon - Early Life Factors Influencing Child Gut Microbiota At 3.5 Years From Two French Birth Cohorts: A DOHaD Perspective

    • Mariano - Gestational Protein Restriction Alters the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis In Male Rats Offspring

    • Mansell - Early Life Infection Is Associated with Proinflammatory And Atherogenic Metabolomic And Lipidomic Profiles In Infancy

    • Vaghef Mehrabany - Maternal Obesity and Gestational Weight Gain In Association With Child Behavior: The Role Of Inflammation

    • Leung - Are Breast Milk Oligosaccharides Associated with Allergy Risks In Chinese Infants?<

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: DOHaD, Knowledge Translation and Education

    • Bennett - Translating Knowledge To Practice: Implementation Of The Family Check-Up® In Autism Service Settings

    • Watson - Qualitative Evaluation Of A Community Engagement Tool (Chat) For Nutrition In Sub-Saharan Africa

    • Glegg - Weaving Trust And Relationships Into Kidsaction Implementation Research With Indigenous Partners

    • Joly - Using Compass to Navigate the Support And Interventions Journey For FASD

    • Erzse - What Values Drive Communities’ Nutrition Priorities in A Low-Income Township In South Africa

    • Joseph - Dietary Beliefs and Practices During Pregnancy And Lactation In Rural India: A Qualitative Study

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: Moderators / Modifiers and Multigenerational Outcomes

    • Erzse - Social Needs of South African Mothers And Pregnant Women Around Nutrition In A Low-Income Urban Area

    • Farewell - Protective Factors That Mitigate Maternal Depression During Early Critical Periods In New Zealand

    • Chen - Maternal Diet Quality, Night-Eating, Fasting Duration and Offspring Metabolic Health at Age 6 Years: The Gusto Study

    • Rodrigiues Farias - Vitamin B12 And Folate Status in Children Under Five Years Of Age: Results From The Brazilian National Survey On Child Nutrition (Enani-2019)

    • Bush - Intergenerational Transmission of Stress: Multi-Domain Stressors From Maternal Childhood And Pregnancy Predict Children’s Mental Health In A Racially And Socioeconomically Diverse, Multi-Site Cohort

    • Casciaro - Synthetic Glucocorticoids Modify Micrornas In Sperm And Extracellular Vesicles In The Epididymis: Implications For Intergenerational Transmission And Fertility

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: Early Growth Outcomes

    • Deveci - Paternal BMI In the Preconception Period And Association With Child ZBMI Growth Rates

    • Elhakeem - Effects Of Assisted Reproductive Technology On Offspring Growth, Adiposity, And Cardio-Metabolic Outcomes: Findings From Up To 158,000 Births In The Art-Health Cohort Collaboration

    • Ahn - Long-Term Disease Occurrence, Growth And Development In Offspring Of Parents With Autoimmune Disease

    • Hilde - Third Trimester Fetal Thoracic Size And Growth And Infant Lung Function. A Prospective Cohort Study

    • Chen - Postnatal Serum Total Thyroxine Level Associated With The Short-Term And Long-Term Anthropometric Outcomes In Very Preterm Infants

    • Evanchuk - Maternal Serum Ferritin Concentrations During The Second And Third Trimesters Of Pregnancy Are Associated With Birth Outcomes And Early Infant Iron Status

  • 15:00 16:30

    Open Oral: DOHaD Mechanisms: Placenta and Nutrition Delivery

    • Jeyarajah - Placental Extracellular Vesicles Promote Cardiomyocyte Growth And Fetal Heart Development

    • Rodgers - Placental Endocrine Malfunction Programmes Sex-Specific Adipose Dysfunction in Offspring

    • Pereira Carvalho - Sex-Specific Effect of Maternal ZIKV Infection On Placental Nutrient Transporters Expression In Mice

    • Viotti - A Maternal High Fat Diet In The Rat Increases Apoptotic and Proliferation Proteins In The Testis Of Adult Offspring

    • Burugupalli - Ontogeny Of Plasma Lipid Metabolism in Pregnancy And Early Childhood: A Longitudinal Population Study. A Sneak Peak Into The Breast Milk Lipidome

    • Wiedemeyer - Perinatal Iron Deficiency Causes Sex-Dependent Changes in Renal Retinoic Acid Pathways In Offspring

  • 16:30 18:00

    Closing Ceremony

    Presentation of Trainee Awards: Steve Matthews, James Reynolds, Nicky Lewis

    Concluding Comments: Lucilla Poston, John Challis and Janice Bailey