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Celebrating 10 Years: APrON Achievements and Evolution Meeting

Date and Time:
October 29, 2020 9:00 am - October 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Location:
Online
Description:

The Alberta Pregnancy Outcome and Nutrition (APrON) Study has hit a major milestone—they’re turning 10 years old! To celebrate, they’re going to share 10 years of accomplishments and discoveries with the community, and ask for your help to chart the next 10 years of activity. Join APrON for the “Celebrating 10 Years: APrON Achievements and Evolution” meeting on Oct 29 + 30, 2020, online. Registration is free thanks to the generous contributions of our funders.

Oct 29 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Oct 30 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn about cutting-edge research in maternal-child health, produced by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including psychologists, nutritionists, epidemiologists and nurses, at institutions across Alberta, including U of A, U of C, U of L, and, of course, AU.

International keynote speakers include:

Dr. Padmaja Sabbarao, Director of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study

Dr. Nic Timpson, Primary Investigator of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) Study

Dr. Meredith O’Connor, of the Australian Temperament Project (ATP) Generation 3 Study

About APrON:

Established in 2009, the APrON Study consists of 2,200 Alberta families who have been followed from mid-pregnancy, through birth, and up to the child’s 12th birthday. The original goal of the project was to better understand maternal mental health, nutrition, and child neurodevelopmental health. Over time, the project has grown to also include a focus on psychosocial stress, parent-child relationships, genetics, epigenetics, environmental neurotoxin exposure, the immune and neuroendocrine systems, the microbiome, and child allergy and asthma risk. Our research team is equally diverse, representing institutions across Alberta (including Athabasca University). It’s been a productive 10 years, resulting in more than 60 papers to date and 250 presentations across the country and around the world.

If you have any questions about the APrON Study or the “Celebrating 10 Years” meeting, please contact Dr. Kharah Ross (kharahr@athabascau.ca).

Add to Calendar October 29, 2020 9:00 am 2020-10-30 12:00:00 MST Celebrating 10 Years: APrON Achievements and Evolution Meeting

The Alberta Pregnancy Outcome and Nutrition (APrON) Study has hit a major milestone—they’re turning 10 years old! To celebrate, they’re going to share 10 years of accomplishments and discoveries with the community, and ask for your help to chart the next 10 years of activity. Join APrON for the “Celebrating 10 Years: APrON Achievements and Evolution” meeting on Oct 29 + 30, 2020, online. Registration is free thanks to the generous contributions of our funders.

Oct 29 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Oct 30 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn about cutting-edge research in maternal-child health, produced by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including psychologists, nutritionists, epidemiologists and nurses, at institutions across Alberta, including U of A, U of C, U of L, and, of course, AU.

International keynote speakers include:

Dr. Padmaja Sabbarao, Director of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study

Dr. Nic Timpson, Primary Investigator of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) Study

Dr. Meredith O’Connor, of the Australian Temperament Project (ATP) Generation 3 Study

About APrON:

Established in 2009, the APrON Study consists of 2,200 Alberta families who have been followed from mid-pregnancy, through birth, and up to the child’s 12th birthday. The original goal of the project was to better understand maternal mental health, nutrition, and child neurodevelopmental health. Over time, the project has grown to also include a focus on psychosocial stress, parent-child relationships, genetics, epigenetics, environmental neurotoxin exposure, the immune and neuroendocrine systems, the microbiome, and child allergy and asthma risk. Our research team is equally diverse, representing institutions across Alberta (including Athabasca University). It’s been a productive 10 years, resulting in more than 60 papers to date and 250 presentations across the country and around the world.

If you have any questions about the APrON Study or the “Celebrating 10 Years” meeting, please contact Dr. Kharah Ross (kharahr@athabascau.ca).

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