Lorentz Center - Long Term consequences of exposure to famine from 3 Nov 2008 through 6 Nov 2008
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    Long Term consequences of exposure to famine
    from 3 Nov 2008 through 6 Nov 2008

 
Provisional Program

Program

 

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Monday 3rd November 2008

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11:00 – 12:00    Arrivals at Lorentz Center and office assignments

 

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch in Huyges/Oort Restaurant (ground floor)

 

 

Introduction to the Workshop (room 201)

 

13:00 – 13:15    Introduction to workshop by the Lorentz Center

 

13:15 – 13:45    Background and rationale for workshop

                        Presented by Bertie Lumey

                        Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia

                        University.

 

 

            Study Presentations

Presentations are scheduled to be 10 minutes each, with 5 minutes for questions

Key issues to be addressed in each presentation:

ό What are special study features;

ό What issues have been addressed to date;

ό What is the potential of further studies;

ό Are further studies in the populations being planned or already in

   progress?

 

 

            13:45 – 14:30    First Session (room 201)

 

Food in pregnancy and mortality in cohorts born in the Sweden

Shelleftea parish, 1805-1849 

Presented by L.O. Bygren

 

Morbidity and mortality among births in Overkalix parish births, 1890-

1920, by paternal ancestor’s nutrition

Presented by Gunnar Kaati

 

The Ukraine famine of 1932-1933

Presented by Mykola Khalangot

 

 

14:30 – 14.45    Break for refreshments

 

 

14:45 – 15.30   Second session (room 201)

                       

                        The Siege of Leningrad from 1941-44

                        Presented by Dimitri Shestov, Ilona Koupil, or Denny Vagero

                       

                        The Dutch Famine of 1944-45

                        Health outcomes in a national birth cohort of male recruits.

                        Presented by Bertie Lumey

 

                        Psychiatric outcomes in selected hospital populations with prenatal

                        famine exposure. Presented by Ezra Susser

 

 

15:30 – 15.45    Break for refreshments

                   

15.45 – 16.30    Third session (room 201)

 

                        The Dutch Hunger Winter Families study. Presented by Aryeh Stein

 

                        Health outcomes after prenatal exposure to the Chinese famine of 1959-

                        1961. Presented by David St.Clair

                       

                        Survival among cohorts born during the Finnish famine of 1866-1868

                        Presented by Gabriele Doblhammer

 

 

16.30 – 16.45    Break for refreshments

 

 16:45 – 17.30   Fourth session (room 201)

 

                        The Dutch Famine of 1944-45 (Continued)

 

                        Health outcomes in men and women at ages 50 and 58 with prenatal

                        famine exposure in Amsterdam.

                        Presented by Tessa Roseboom

 

                        Health in women born 1932-1941 with famine exposure in the Dom

                        breast cancer screening cohort.

                        Presented by Sjoerd Elias

 

                        Health outcomes in men and women with famine exposure between

                        ages 10-19 in the Netherlands Cohort study

                        Presented by Leo Schouten

 

 

17:30 – 18:30    Wine & Cheese party in the common room

 

 

 

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Tuesday 4th November 2008

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                        State of the art reviews (room 201)

 

9:00 - 9.30         What can we learn from animal models?

                        Bas Zwaan, Institute of Biology, Leiden University

 

9:30 - 9:45         Discussion

 

9:45 - 10.15       Integrating epigenetics into famine studies

                        Bas Heijmans, Molecular Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical

                        Center

 

10:15 - 10:30     Discussion

 

10:30 - 11.00     Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 11:30     Challenges in the design and analysis of life course studies and some

                        solutions

                        Ian McKeague, Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public

                        Health, Columbia University

 

11:30 - 11:45     Discussion

 

11:45 - 12:15     The challenges of maintaining collaborations in longitudinal studies of

                        mother and child nutrition

                        Reynaldo Martorell, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory

                        University

 

12:15 - 12:30     Discussion

 

12:30 – 12:45    Group picture in front of Lorentz Center (Oort) Building

 

12:45 – 14:00    Lunch in Huyges/Oort Restaurant (ground floor)

 

 

14:00 – 16:00    Room  201 – Gratama room – Meeting room

                        For the working group meetings, participants will be

divided into three working groups to discuss and identify the optimal

use of current study cohorts of populations with early famine exposure.

 

They will identify research issues from human biology that can be

addressed with the use of these Populations; They will evaluate the

empirical evidence from current study populations with famine exposure

regarding the hypothesis that changes in early nutrition are linked to

adult health; They will specify priority areas for further research, including

further collaborations between studies, taking costs and feasibility into

account; They will outline potential funding sources for future activities.

 

They will summarize their recommendations during the plenary

meeting on Wednesday morning.

 

 

16:15 – 16:30    Bus to Leiden Haven

 

16:30 – 19:30    Conference dinner during boat trip

 

19:30 – 20:00    Bus back to Lorentz Center

 

20:00 – …..       Working group meetings continued.

 

 

 

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Wednesday 5th November 2008

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Plenary meeting (room 201)

 

9:00 - 10.30       Rapporteurs present working group findings.        

                        Discussion

 

10:30 - 11:00     Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 12:00     Conclusion

ό Formulation of Agenda for research priorities

ό Suggested publications arising from workshop

ό Future meetings

 

 

            12:00 – 13:00    Lunch in Huyges/Oort Restaurant (ground floor)

 

 

            === end of workshop ===

 

 

 

 

            Extended workshop

 

            14:00 – 17:00    Volunteer group will start  preparations for the recommended high-

                                    priority research activities and for publication of relevant materials from

                                    the workshop.

 

 

 

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Thursday 6th November 2008

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09:00 – 16:00    Continuation of volunteer group activities on high-priority activities

                        and journal publications from the workshop.

 

 

                        Lunch in Huyges/Oort Restaurant (ground floor)

 

 

 

=== end of extended workshop ===



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