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

Activity no.: 3213-24-00-00There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 19/01/2024
Date and time19.02.2024, at: 09:00 - 23.02.2024, at: 16:15
Regular seats21
Course fee8,040.00 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 from NorDoc member universities. 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 NorDoc member universities. 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


19 – 23 February 2024 (5 days)

Course location
Enheden for Epidemiologisk Kostforskning, Parker Instituttet, Frederiksberg Hospital, Nordre Fasanvej 57, Vej 8, Indgang 19, 2000 Frederiksberg

Please register before 19 January 2024.

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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