Preliminary programme

May 27

arrival of delegates; registration; welcome drinks in the evening

May 28

opening ceremony; key note lecture; scientific programme

May 29

scientific program; congress dinner (optional)

May 30

scientific program; half-day trip (optional; can be booked on-site); departure of delegates

May 31

departure of delegates

Early feeding and growth

(Session chair: Ellen W. Demerath, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA)

  • Ellen W. Demerath, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA: Milking it: Human milk composition in the ‘omics era
  • Brigid Gregg, School of Public Health, University of Michigan: Lactational Programming of Obesity and Metabolic Disease
  • more speakers and titles will be added

First 1000 days

(Session chair: Linda Adair, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA)

  • more speakers and titles will be added

Biological models in growth

(Session chair: Michelle Lampl, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, USA)

  • more speakers and titles will be added

Growth disorders

(Session chairs: Horacio Lejarraga, Department of Pediatrics, University of Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, and Primož Kotnik, Ljubljana University Medical Centre, SLOVENIA)

  • Dragan Primorac, The Pennsylvania State University and University of New Haven, USA; St. Catherine Hospital, University of Split, University of Rijeka, J. J. Strossmayer University Osijek, CROATIA; Regiomed Kliniken, GERMANY: The impact of Osteogenesis Imperfecta on growth and the lives of young patients
  • Horacio Lejarraga, Department of Pediatrics, University of Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: Stature and body proportions in bone disorders
  • Paula van Dommelen, Department of Child Health. TNBO; Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, ZA Leiden, THE NETHERLANDS: Guideline for referring short and tall children from preventive child health care to specialist care
  • Lars Hagenäs, Pediatric Endocrinology, Karolinska University Hospital, SWEDEN: Indications and results of growth promoting agents in short stature
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Birth cohorts

(Session chairs: Emily Petherick and Will Johnson, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK)

  • more speakers and titles will be added

Croatian Islands’ Birth Cohort Study – CRIBS

(Session chairs: Saša Missoni and Jelena Šarac, Institute for Anthropological Research, CROATIA)

  • more speakers and titles will be added

Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome

(Session chairs: Janina Tutkuviene, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA, and Dario Rahelić, Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Merkur University Hospital, CROATIA)

  • Janina Tutkuviene, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA: Prevalence of overweight and obesity in relation to geographic region, climatic, socioeconomic factors, food consumption and general health status
  • Zvonimir Šostar, Andrija Štampar Teaching Institute of Public Health, CROATIA: Prevention of overweight and obesity by implementation of healthy diet in the kindergartens of the City of Zagreb
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Nutrition and body composition

(Session chairs: Babette Zemel, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA, and Sanja Musić Milanović, School of Public Health dr. Andrija Štampar, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb; Croatian Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, CROATIA)

  • Sanja Musić Milanović, School of Public Health dr. Andrija Štampar, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb; Croatian Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, CROATIA: Where the Mediterranean meets the continental – the nutritional status of Croatian schoolchildren
  • Polina V. Popova, Almazov National Medical Research Centre, RUSSIA: Personalized nutrition for women with GDM: why and how?
  • Mercedes Lopez – Blanco, Fundación Bengoa, VENEZUELA: An approach to a comprehensive clinical diagnosis using anthropometric indicators. Venezuelan pilot sample
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Epigenetics of growth and development

(Session chair: Janine Felix, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)

  • Janine Felix, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS: Developmental origins of health and disease – role of DNA methylation
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Environmental effects on growth

(Session chair: Lawrence M. Schell, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)

  • Slawomir Koziel, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, POLAND; Zofia Ignasiak and Anna Sebastjan, University of Physical Education in Wrocław, POLAND: Hand grip strength and maturational timing in children exposed to lead
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Recent advances in data analysis

(Session chairs: Will Johnson, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK, and Tim Cole, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK)

  • Will Johnson, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK: Parallel process mixture modelling of childhood weight and height growth
  • Tim Cole, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK: Optimal study design for growth reference centile studies 
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Clinical considerations in fetal growth and neonatology

(Session chairs: Deni Karelović, Clinical Hospital Centre Split, CROATIA, and Gernot Desoye, Medical University of Graz, AUSTRIA)

  • Gernot Desoye, Medical University of Graz, AUSTRIA: Fetal overgrowth in maternal diabetes and obesity: Underlying mechanisms
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Kinesiology, maturity and athletic performance

(Session chair: Dario Novak, Institute for Anthropological Research, CROATIA)

  • Dario Novak, Institute for Anthropological Research, CROATIA: Growth and maturation in sport
  • Primož Kotnik, Ljubljana University Medical Centre, SLOVENIA: Physical activity and growth
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Complex and genetic disorders

(Session chairs: Struan F. Grant, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA, and Dragan Primorac, The Pennsylvania State University and University of New Haven, USA; St. Catherine Hospital, University of Split, University of Rijeka, J. J. Strossmayer University Osijek, CROATIA; Regiomed Kliniken, GERMANY)

  • Struan F. Grant, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA: Assigning effector genes to traits operating across the lifecourse
  • more speakers and titles will be added

The exposome and allergic diseases

(Session chair: Mirjana Turkalj, Srebrnjak Childrens’ Hospital, CROATIA)

  • Mirjana Turkalj, Srebrnjak Childrens’ Hospital, CROATIA: The exposome and food allergy
  • more speakers and titles will be added

Growth and development in educational context

(in collaboration with Education and Teacher Training Agency)

– Please note that this session will be partially held in Croatian language –

  • Noël Cameron, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK: Education and physical growth
  • Olgica Martinis, viša savjetnica za kemiju: Potencijal edukacije o zdravlju i zdravim životnim stilovima u prevenciji kompleksnih bolesti (title in English: Potential of education on health and healthy lifestyle in the prevention of complex diseases)
  • Vesna Ivasović, viša savjetnica za stručne suradnike psihologe i nastavnike psihologije: Kognitivni razvoj prijevremeno rođene djece (psihodijagnostika, rana intervencija, psihološka i obrazovna podrška) (title in English: Cognitive development of pre-term babies (psychodiagnostics, early intervention, psychological and educational support) 
  • Alma Rovis Brandić, viša savjetnica za stručne suradnike defektologe (socijalne pedagoge): Učenici sa zdravstvenim teškoćama u odgojno-obrazovnom sustavu (title in English: Children with health complications in the educational context)
  • Marjan Jerković, viši savjetnik za tjelesnu i zdravstvenu kulturu: Utjecaj tjelesnog vježbanja na pravilan rast i razvoj (title in English: Impact of physical exercise on growth and development)
  • more speakers and titles will be added

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Main topics

  • Early feeding and growth
  • First 1000 days
  • Biological models in growth
  • Growth disorders
  • Birth cohorts
  • Croatian Islands' Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS)
  • Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Nutrition and body composition
  • Epigenetics of growth and development
  • Environmental effects on growth
  • Recent advances in data analysis
  • Clinical considerations in fetal growth and neonatology
  • Kinesiology, maturity and athletic performance
  • Complex and genetic disorders
  • The exposome and allergic diseases
  • Growth and development in educational context (in collaboration with Education and Teacher Training Agency - in Croatian)

 

 

 

Important dates

February 10, 2019

Congress registration opens

March 18, 2020

Early bird registration deadline

March 18, 2020

Abstract submission deadline

Important info

The pandemic of Covid-19 has forced us to postpone the XVth International Congress of Auxology until 2021.

We are now planning to hold the Congress in Zagreb from the 3rd to 6th June 2021.

Zagreb is an international city with a variety of excellent accommodation and places of historic and cultural interest.

The website will be revamped soon to reflect the change of dates and venue and we look forward to hosting you in Zagreb in 2021! As the planning for the 2021 congress proceeds, we will be updating the website to keep you informed so please check the website and do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.

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