Program

THE XXV SIGNE AND ANE GYLLENBERG SYMPOSIUM

Childbearing, Parenthood and Outcomes of Children –

An Interplay Between Psychological and Biological Factors

Hanasaari Congress Center Hanasaari, Espoo, 

September 21st – 23rd, 2017


Thursday, September 21st

13.00-15.00Press conference
18.00Welcome reception at the Villa Gyllenberg Art Museum, Kuusisaarenpolku 11. Bus departure from Hanasaari to Villa Gyllenberg 17.40. Return to Hanasaari after reception

Friday, September 22nd

9.00-9.10Opening words, Professor Per-Henrik Groop, Chairman of the Board of The Gyllenberg Foundation

SESSION I Endocrinology

Chairman: Viveca Söderström-Anttila

9.10-9.50The Endocrinology of Pregnancy, Professor Cornelis B Lambalk
9.50-10.30The Periconceptional Period and Long-term Health, Professor Eric Steegers
10.30-11.00Pause

SESSION II Pregnancy and stress

Chairman: Eero Kajantie

11.00-11.40Maternal stress and pregnancy outcome, Professor Katri Räikkönen-Talvitie
11.40-12.00Fear of birth, Hanna Rouhe, MD, PhD
12.00-12.40Maternal stress, child health and development, Professor Pathik Wadhwa
12.40-12.50Discussion
12.50-14.00Lunch

SESSION III Pregnancy and epigenetics

Chairman: Eero Kajantie

14.00-14.40Maternal stress and epigenetic programming of offspring health, Elisabeth Binder, MD, PhD
14.40--15.20Gestational diabetes and epigenetic programming of mother and child, Toby Andrew, MD, PhD
15.20-15.50Pause

SESSION IV Preterm birth

Chairman: Eero Kajantie

15.50-16.20Preterm birth - Causes and significance for public health, Docent Eero Kajantie
16.20-16.50Protecting the brain of small preterm infants, Professor Liisa Lehtonen
16.50-17.30Voices of adults born preterm, Professor Saigal Saroj
17.30-18.30Free time, sauna
19.30Banquet dinner at Kalastajatorppa. Bus departure from Hanasaari to Kalastajatorppa at 19.00. Return to Hansasaari after banquet dinner.

Saturday, September 23rd

SESSION V Environmental factors before and after conception

Chairman: Viveca Söderström-Anttila

9.00-9.45Environmental/lifestyle effects on male reproductive development and its long-term and intergenerational consequences, professor Richard M. Sharpe
9.45-10.30Pregnancy and stress in a transitioning society, Professor Alexandre A Ferraro
10.30-11.00Pause

SESSION VI Alternative ways to reach parenthood

Chairman: Viveca Söderström-Anttila

11.00-11-20Outcomes of surrogacy, Docent Viveca Söderström-Anttila
11.20-11.50Adoption as an intervention, Docent Harriet Vermeer
11.50-12.20Children born through gamete donation and surrogacy, Senior research associate Vasanti Jadva
12.20-12.50Mother-child attachment – implications of events during pregnancy and delivery, Adjunct professor, docent Eeva Ekholm
12.50-13.00Discussion
13.00-13.10Closing remarks, Professor Per-Henrik Groop, Chairman of the board of Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation.
13.10Lunch