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Registration is open: Connecting development and late life health

15 July 2015 Author: MolEpi

To disseminate her IDEAL EU project, Eline Slagboom organises a conference at October 12-14 2015 in Leiden about "Connecting development and late life health: Epigenetic mechanisms and beyond". Please find more details at the conference website.

The aim of the conference is to integrate the expertise of medical health care professionals and basic researchers in the field of development, childhood behavior, adult health and ageing. Attendants will learn about a range of early life exposures leading to childhood, adult or late life consequences and clinical problems. The current evidence that early life exposures cause late life consequences will be evaluated in the light of theories such as the Barker hypothesis. Furthermore it will be discussed how this early-late life link may be explained through the most up to date knowledge of genome biology and epigenetic regulation. Ideally, these discussions result in consensus of suitable study designs to investigate the early-late life links and in notion how the current knowledge may contribute to an understanding of and solutions for the clinical problems encountered.