Wednesday June 15th

09.00 – 10.00


Welcome coffee and registration

Session I


Chair, Juha Veijola, University of Oulu, Finland

10.00 – 10.15


Opening remarks
Kyösti Oikarinen, Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Oulu, Finland

10.15 – 10.45


Long term consequences of maternal obesity on offspring health
Johan Eriksson, University of Helsinki, Finland

10.45 – 11.15


Has time come to limit the use of paracetamol during pregnancy? Results from the Danish National Birt Cohort
Jørn Olsen, Aarhus University, Denmark

11.15 – 11.30


Maternal BMI before pregnancy as a risk factor for ADHD and autism in children; a follow-up study in the Danish National Birth Cohort
Sanne Lemcke, Aarhus University, Denmark

11.30 – 13.00


Lunch, Posters, exhibition

Session II


Chair, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, University of Oulu, Finland, Imperial College London, UK

13.00 – 13.30


Population Neuroscience: Observing to Change
Tomas Paus, University of Toronto, Canada

13.30 – 13.45



A life-course approach to premature aging associated with pre-diabetes; a pilot study in Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 by the DynaHEALTH EU-action
Estelle Lowry, University of Oulu, Finland

13.45 – 14.00


Childhood adversity, prodromal symptoms and brain response to faces in young adulthood
Johannes Pulkkinen, University of Oulu, Finland

14.00 – 14.30


Population Neuroscience: The Generation R cohort
Henning Tiemeier, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

14.30 – 15.00



15.00 – 15.30


Molecular mechanisms behind disease biomarkers - a systems medicine approach
Johannes Kettunen, University of Oulu, Finland

15.30 – 15.45


Genome-wide multi-phenotype and eQTL analyses provide novel insights into omega fatty acid metabolism
Marika Kaakinen, Imperial College London, UK

15.45 – 16.00


Causal relationship between high milk consumption and cardio-metabolic traits - a Mendelian Randomization approach; the 1958 British Birth Cohort
Vimal Karani, University of Reading, UK

16.00 – 16.15


Early nutrition interrupts the risk association of Caesarean section and obesity: secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial
Martina Weber, University of Munich Medical Center, Germany

16.15 – 16.30


Using web-based questionnaires to assess medication use during pregnancy: a validation study in pREGnant and the PRIDE Study
Nel Roeleveld, Radboud university medical center, Netherlands


19.00 – 20.30



City of Oulu reception (City Hall, Kirkkokatu 2A)

Thursday June 16th

09.00 – 09.30



Session I


Chair, Minna Männikkö, University of Oulu, Finland

09.30 – 10.00


Genome-wide association studies on social-scientific variables lead to new insights about health outcomes
Philipp Koellinger, VU University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

10.00 – 10.15


Risk aversion and framing among the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 participants
Mikko Vaaramo, University of Oulu, Finland

10.15 – 10.30


Migration history sequence analysis of young adults living in the largest cities of Finland; results from the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort study
Liisa Törmäkangas, National Public Health Institute, Oulu, Finland

10.30 – 11.00


Making the most of it: Collaboration between birth cohorts
Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.00 – 12.30


Lunch, Posters exhibition




Session I I


Chair, Sylvain Sebert, University of Oulu, Finland

12.30 – 13.00


Obesity, systemic inflammation and brain health in adolescence
Zdenka Pausova, University of Toronto, Canada

13.00 – 13.15


Childhood height and body mass index at 7 years of age and incidence of adult type 2 diabetes
Lise G Bjerregaard, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Denmark

13.15 – 13.30


The association of multiple melanocytic nevi with education, gender and skin type; a Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study with 46 years’ follow-up
Suvi-Päivikki Sinikumpu, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Finland

13.30 – 14.00


Physical activity, body composition and metabolic health  - lessons from the Calex family study spanning three generations
Shulin Cheng, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

14.00 – 14.30



14.30 – 15.00


The role of changes in early life exposures in the obesity epidemic
Thorkild I.A Sørensen, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark

15.00 – 15.15


Educational differences in accelerometer-based physical activity and sedentary time in young adults during weekdays and weekend days
Marko Kantomaa, Imperial College London, UK

15.15 – 15.30


Association between vitamin D status and inflammation: stratification by body mass index-findings from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966
Saranya Palaniswamy, University of Oulu, Finland

15.30 – 16.00


The psychological life course consequences of being born preterm
Dieter Wolke, University of Warwick, UK

19.00 -


Dinner, at the restaurant Lasaretti




Friday June 17th



09.30 – 10.00



Session I


Chair, Juha Veijola, University of Oulu, Finland

10.00 – 10.30


Longitudinal views of risks in psychiatry and immunology
Peter B. Jones, University of Cambridge, UK

10.30 – 10.45


Premorbid temperament as a predictor for remission in depression
Jouko Miettunen, University of Oulu, Finland

10.45 – 11.15


Adverse adult consequences of adolescent alcohol exposure: Longitudinal results from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort, 1966
Richard J Rose, Indiana University, USA

11.15 – 11.45


The genomics of metabolic health from an early growth perspective
Inga Prokopenko, Imperial College London, UK

11.45 - 12.00   Closing remarks
Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, University of Oulu, Finland, Imperial College London, UK





Last updated: 6.6.2017