DynaHEALTH at the World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Published on 20/10/2017

The 10th anniversary World Congress 'Lifecourse Health and Disease: Observations, Experiments and Interventions’ took place in Rotterdam between 15th and 18th October 2017. More than 1500 participants and over 800 presenters are expected to attend. The congress looked at the translational approaches by experimental, intervention and observational studies that have substantial implications for health throughout the life course in high, middle and low income populations.

The event, hosted by DynaHEALTH Partner Erasmus University Medical Centre, brought together basic and clinical scientists and health care workers from all over the world involved in research focused on the early origins of life course health and disease. 

During the congress, there was a DynaHEALTH parallel session and several partners in the DynaHEALTH consortium presented their research:

  • What did we learn from historical cohort studies, Tessa Roseboom, Amsterdam Medical Centre;
  • Lifecourse origins of healthy ageing - The DynaHEALTH project, Sylvain Sebert, University of Oulu;
  • Prenatal depressive symptoms and offspring brain morphology, Hannan El Marroun, Erasmus MC;
  • Metabolomics in Gestational Diabetes mellitus: transgenerational correlations and impact of maternal phenotypes on offspring metabolites, Alida Kindt, Helmholtz Zentrum München;
  • Nutritional intervention in early life influences by sex the growth velocity during the first 18 months of age, Cristina Campoy, University of Granada;
  • The association between duration of breastfeeding and type 2 diabetes in adulthood: influence from potential confounders, Lise Bjerregaard, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital;
  • Life-course accumulation of socioeconomic adversities and obesity: a 46-year follow-up of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort;
  • Inadequate dietary intake during complementary feeding at 12 and 18 months of age: PREOBE study, Cristina Campoy, University of Granada;
  • Lifecourse developmental trajectories of body mass index - a 46-year follow-up of the NFBC1966, Rozenn Nedelec, University of Oulu;
  • Influence of nutritional intervention in early life behaviour in healthy children at 2.5 years, Cristina Campoy, University of Granada;
  • DNA methylation and childhood body-mass index, Florianne Vehmeijer, Erasmus;
  • Associations between maternal gestational weight gain and child neurodevelopment during the first 6.5 years of life, Cristina Campoy, University of Granada;
  • Potential for postnatal interventions, Berthold Koletzko, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich;
  • Early growth patterns and childhood adiposity, Vincent Jaddoe, Erasmus MC;
  • Epigenome-wide association studies in the Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics Consortium, Janine Felix, Erasmus MC;
  • Association between maternal weight gain during pregnancy and offspring anthropometric outcomes during the first 18 months of life, Cristina Campoy, University of Granada;
  • Psychological distress, body mass index and weight gain in pregnant women, Florianne Vehmeijer, Erasmus MC;
  • Life-course paths to metabolic health, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, University of Oulu;
  • Early brain development and childhood cognition, Henning Tiemeier, Erasmus MC.

For more information please visit the congress website.

More articles published in News