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Pregnancy and programming and later risk of obesity related disease (Online)
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3213-20-00-01 
Enrollment deadline: 23/10/2020
Date and time02.11.2020, at: 09:00 - 06.11.2020, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
Course fee6,360.00 kr.
LecturersBerit Lilienthal Heitmann
ECTS credits3.80
Contact personFanney Þorsteinsdóttir    E-mail address: fanney.thorsteinsdottir@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from Nordic countries. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

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

The course 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 offer 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.

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

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes



Course director
Berit L. Heitmann, berit.lilienthal.heitmann@regionh.dk

Amongst others (tentative):
•Berit L. Heitmann Professor, Institute of Public health, The section for general Practice, Copenhagen University, and Research Unit for Dietary Studies at the Parker Institute
•Thorkild I.A Sørensen, Professor, Dr.Med.Sci, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen and The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Copenhagen
•Ellen Aa. Nohr, Prof.,Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
•Camilla Schmidt Morgen, PhD, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen
•Lise Geisler Bjerregaard, PostDoc, Centre for Clinical Research and Prevention, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen

2nd – 6th of November 2020.

Course location
Will be conducted online.

Please register before 23th October 2020.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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