Preliminary programme

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

Ellen W. Demerath: New research on human milk variation and infant growth

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First 1000 days (Session chairs: Linda Adair, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA, and Michelle Lampl, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, USA)  

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Growth disorders (Session Chair: Horacio Lejarraga, University of Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)

Mariana del Pino: Stature and body proportions in bone disorders.

Paula van Dommelen: Detection and referral of short and tall stature at primary care level

Lars Hagenäs: Indications and results of growth promoting agents in short stature

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

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Croatian Islands’ Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS) (Session chairs: Saša Missoni and Jelena Šarac, Institute for Anthropological Research, CROATIA)

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Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome (Session chair: Janina Tutkuviene, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Institute of Biomedical SciencesFaculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA)

Janina Tutkuviene: Prevalence of overweight and obesity in relation to geographic region, climatic, socioeconomic factors, food consumption and general health status

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Nutrition and body composition

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Epigenetics of growth and development (Session chair: Janine Felix, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Janine Felix: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease – Role of DNA methylation

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Environmental effects on growth

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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: Parallel process mixture modelling of childhood weight and height growth

Tim Cole: Recent developments in the fitting of growth centile curves: LMS and GAMLSS

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Clinical considerations in fetal growth and neonatology

Gernot Desoye: Fetal overgrowth in maternal diabetes and obesity: Underlying mechanisms

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Kinesiology, maturity and athletic performance (Session chair: Dario Novak, Institute for Anthropological Research, CROATIA)

Dario Novak: Growth and maturation in sport

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Economics of obesity

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Complex and genetic disorders

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The exposome and allergic diseases (Session chair: Mirjana Turkalj, Srebrnjak Childrens’ Hospital, CROATIA)

Mirjana Turkalj: The exposome and food allergy

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Invited speakers

Main topics

  • Early feeding and growth
  • First 1000 days
  • 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
  • Economics of obesity (local producers, sponsors, pharma, insurance) – sponsored session
  • Complex and genetic disorders
  • The exposome and allergic diseases

Venue

Important dates

February 10, 2019
Congress registration opens
December 20, 2019
Early bird registration deadline
February 28, 2020
Abstract submission deadline