Confirmed invited speakers

Confirmed invited speakers at DOHaD 2017

DOHaD 2017 is pleased to announce the following list of speakers that have confirmed their participation in the congress. This list will be updated regularly, with the confirmation of each new speaker.

Hanan Baameur El Marroun, PhD
Post-doc researcher Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Prenatal depressive symptoms and offspring brain development

Mary Barker, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol
Associate Professor of Psychology and Trustee DOHaD Society
MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK
Presentation: Designing complex behaviour change interventions

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, PhD
Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Presentation: Nutrition and the first thousand days: maternal and prenatal interventions

Klaus Bønnelykke, MD, PhD
Senior Researcher and Clinical Associate Professor
COPSAC, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Presentation: Omega-3 fatty acids and childhood asthma

Yap Seng Chong, MBBS, MRCOG, MMED, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Lead Principal Investigator GUSTO study
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences
Presentation: Maternal nutrition and metabolic outcomes in the offspring

Cyrus Cooper, OBE, DL, FMedSci
Professor of Rheumatology and Director MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
University of Southampton and University of Oxford, UK
Presentation: Early origins of osteoporosis

Gernot Desoye, D.Phil
Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Research Director
Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Presentation: Placental nutrient transfer adaptations

Liesbeth Duijts, MD, PhD
Pediatrician-Pulmonologist and Epidemiologist
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Early risk factors for childhood respiratory morbidity

Janine F. Felix, MD, PhD
Epigenetic Epidemiologist and Study Coordinator Generation R Study
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Epigenome-wide association studies

Rachel Freathy, MA(Oxon), MSc, PhD
Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Senior Research Fellow
University of Exeter, UK
Presentation: Genetics of birth weight and later life diseases

Matthew W. Gillman, MD, SM
Program Director, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)
National Institute of Health (NIH), Rockville, MD, United States
Presentation: Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes

Peter Gluckman, ONZ, KNZM, FRSNZ, FMedSic, FRS
Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Professor of Paediatric and Perinatal Biology Liggins Institute
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Presentation: Increasing the policy impact of the science of DOHAD: challenges, barriers and opportunities 

Hans van Goudoever MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Free University Medical Center Amsterdam and Emma Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Optimal nutrition for preterm born infants

Nicholas C. W. Harvey, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP
Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology
MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK
Presentation: Gestational vitamin D supplementation and offspring bone development: translation from observation to intervention

Mark Hanson, MA, DPhil, CertEd, FRCOG
Professor of Cardiovascular Science, President DOHaD Society
University of Southampton, UK
Presentation: DOHaD 2017 Update

Bas Heijmans, PhD
Associate professor of Population Epigenomics Molecular Epidemiology
Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Presentation: Embryo selection and the epigenomic signals of prenatal adversity

Albert Hofman, MD, PhD 
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, US
Presentation: Developmental origins of aging: An epidemiological perspective

Gijsbertus (Bert) T. J. van der Horst, PhD
Professor of Chronobiology and Health
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Pre- and perinatal circadian disturbance as a later-life health risk factor

Julie R. Ingelfinger, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Consultant in Pediatric Nephrology
Harvard Medical School and MGH, USA
Presentation: Early Childhood: A Critical Period for Kidney Function Throughout Life                                                                                                                                                                                    

Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPM
Professor and Chair in Lifecourse Epidemiology at Imperial College London, Director of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort (NFBC)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MRC–PHE Centre for Environment & Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
Center for Life Course Health Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Presentation: Life-course paths to metabolic health.

Berthold Koletzko, MD, PhD
Professor of Paediatrics and President Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (FISPGHAN)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital and University of Munich Medical Center
Presentation: Potential for postnatal nutritional interventions

Debbie A Lawlor, MSc(Lond), MBChB, PhD(Bristol), MPH(Leeds), MRCGP, MFPHM
Professor of Epidemiology, co-PI of the Born in Bradford Study, member of executive and lead for Mothers (G0) and Next Generation (G2) in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
University of Bristol, UK
Presentation: Maternal gestational exposures and offspring cardio-metabolic health

Rohan Lewis, PhD
Professor of Placental and Integrative Physiology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
Presentation title: Placental adaptations and offspring



Stephanie J. London, MD, DrPH
Senior Investigator and Deputy Chief Epidemiology Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, North Carolina, USA
Presentation: Maternal smoking in pregnancy and offspring methylation: studying in utero exposures in consortia

Valerie A. Luyckx, MBBCh, MSc
Professor in the Division of Nephrology
University Hospital Zürich, Switserland
Presentation: Early kidney development and later life consequences

Somdat Mahabir, PhD, MPH
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA
Presentation: Early-life factors and cancer development

Stephen G. Matthews, PhD
Professor of Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medicine
University of Toronto, Canada
Presentation: Stress, glucocorticoids and the developing brain

Michael J. Meaney, PhD
James McGill Professor of Psychiatry
McGill University, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences
Presentation: Perinatal Pathways to Psychopathology

Paula P. Meier, PhD, RN
Director for Clinical Research and Lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Women, Children and Family Nursing
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Presentation: The Role of Human Milk in Early Nutrition Programming

Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London
President, UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Presentation: Neonatal adiposity: determinants and consequences for later health

Janna L. Morrison, MSc, PhD
Professor of Physiology
University of South Australia, Australia
Presentation: Fetal cardiac and lung responses to chronic hypoxia

Shane Norris, PhD
Research Professor and Director of the MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Presentation: Interaction between infection and obesity and gestational diabetes during pregnancy

Susan Ozanne, Bsc(Hons), PhD
Professor of Developmental Endocrinology
University of Cambridge, UK
Presentation: Programming by maternal over-nutrition: a developing obesity crisis.

Robin P. Peeters, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Head of Academic Center for Thyroid Disease
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Fetal thyroid hormone exposure

Torsten Plösch, PhD
University Lecturer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands
Presentation: Novel animal models of placental dysfunction in DOHaD research

Susan L. Prescott, BMedSci, MD, PhD, FRACP
Founding President DOHaD Society of ANZ, Director ORIGINS Project and Professor of Paediatrics
University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Presentation: Biodiversity and microbes: Ecological solutions to the human health crisis

Chittaranjan Purandare, MD, MAO (IRL), DGO, DFP, DOBST. RCPI (DUBLIN), FRCOG (U.K.), FRCPI (IRL.)
President International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), London, UK
Dean Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ICOG), Mumbai, India
Presentation: The vicious cycle of pregnancy induced complications and NCDs;  it all starts in UTERO – FIGO GLOBAL VISION

Irwin K.M. Reiss, MD, PhD
Professor of Neonatology, Head Division of Neonatology
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Consequences  of fetal and neonatal adaption to a hypoxic environment

Tessa J. Roseboom, PhD
Professor of Early Development and Health
Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: What did we learn from historical cohort studies

Sylvain Sebert, PhD
Associate Professor of Developmental and Lifecourse Biology and Epidemiology
Centre Of Lifecourse Health Research, University of Oulu, Finland
Presentation: Lifecourse origins of healthy ageing

Seif Shaheen, MA, MRCP, MSc, PhD, FFPH
Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Presentation: Shortcuts to randomised evidence: Using existing trials in early life for follow-up studies

Marc-André Sirard, DMV, PhD
Canadian Research Chair in reproduction genomics
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Presentation: The effect of culture on embryo’s DNA methylation and post natal phenotype

Deborah M. Sloboda, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Programming, Associate Professor
Farncombe Family Digestives Diseases Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Presentation: Early life impacts on reproductive programming

Eric A.P. Steegers, MD, PhD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Preconception care and embryonic health

Régine Steegers-Theunissen, MD, PhD
Professor of Periconception Epidemiology
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: The impact of periconception folic acid on reproduction, care and mHealth

Camilla Stoltenberg, MD, PhD
Director General, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway
Presentation title: Determinants of autism spectrum disorders

Jordi Sunyer, MD, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Coordinator of Child Health Programme
Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Catalonia, Spain
Presentation: Pre-natal and early post-natal neurodevelopment and urban environment

Henning Tiemeier, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation: Early brain development and childhood cognition

Kate Tilling, PhD
Professor of Medical Statistics
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
PresentationLongitudinal models to identify critical periods

Nicholas Timpson, PhD
Reader of Genetic Epidemiology MRC
Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, UK
Presentation: Mendelian randomisation in a DOHaD context: what does this mean?

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Population
Health NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA
Presentation: Synthetic chemical exposures in early life as obesogens and metabolic risks

Martine Vrijheid, PhD
Research Professor Childhood and Environment Programme
ISGlobal – Institute for Global Health, Barcelona, Spain
Presentation: DOHaD and the Early Life Exposome

Robert A. Waterland, PhD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
Presentation: Early nutritional influences on metastable epialleles associated with human disease

John Wright, FFPH, FRCP
Professor, Director of Research, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Chief Investigator, Born in Bradford
Bradford Institute for Health Research, UK
Presentation: A little less association, a little more action: lessons from an experimental birth cohort

Chittaranjan S. Yajnik, MD, FRCP
Director, Diabetes Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital Research Centre, Pune, India
Presentation: Vitamin B12 and folate studies in pregnancy in India