Pregnancy and Programming and Later Risk of Obesity

28th January to 1st February 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The course on pregnancy and programming and later risk of obesity will build on the understanding of the developmental origins of obesity and related diseases. It will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments with regard to mother-infant nutritional programming research and will give advice on prevention diagnosis and management of early nutrition and adult diseases.

In addition, it will enhance the understanding of the complex interactions between nutrient, genetics and biological factors during pregnancy. The programme will thus permit attendees to improve their knowledge in this field with updated overviews.

After meeting objectives of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand how fetal life may be an important determinant for later disease development;
  •  understand how exposure to certain dietary nutrients or environmental pollutants early in life may influence diseases later in life;
  • understand how early weight and growth relate to later obesity and co-morbidities;
  • know and understand effects of lifestyle interventions in pregnant women in relation to maternal and offspring health.

PhD students with basic knowledge in epidemiology, medicine and/or nutrition.

General Information
Date28th January to 1st February 2019

The University of Copenhagen
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Blegdamsvej 3B
2200 Copenhagen

To find out more about this course visit the course website.

Published in GI-Mail 11/2018 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

Tip: More up to date educational events can be found online in the Education Database »medicine & health«.

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