Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee:

  • Linda Adair (USA)
  • Lodovico Benzo (ITALY)
  • Martin Bigec (SLOVENIA)
  • Noël Cameron (UK)
  • Raja Chakraborty (INDIA)
  • Tim Cole (UK)
  • Virginia Fano (ARGENTINA)
  • Will Johnson (UK)
  • Michelle Lampl (USA)
  • Horacio Lejarraga (ARGENTINA)
  • Checheta Lopez de Blanco (VENEZUELA)
  • Deni Karelović (CROATIA)
  • Slawomir Koziel (POLAND)
  • Sanja Musić Milanović (CROATIA)
  • Lawrence M. Schell (USA)
  • Emily Petherick (UK)
  • Dragan Primorac (CROATIA)
  • Dario Rahelić (CROATIA)
  • Matthieu Roelants (BELGIUM)
  • Janina Tutkuviene (LITHUANIA)
  • Tanja Vrijkotte (THE NETHERLANDS)
  • Taro Yamauchi (JAPAN)
  • Babette Zemel (USA)

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    Invited speakers

    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.