Program

Under the patronage of Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin
March 3 (Wednesday)

16:30 – 19:00 Registration


March 4 (Thursday)

Opening Ceremony

09:45 – 10:10 Andreas Plagemann, Berlin, Germany:
Welcome and Introduction
10:10 – 10:30 Joachim W. Dudenhausen, Berlin, Germany:
The Past and Future of Perinatology (Special Welcome Lecture)
10:30 – 11:00 Günter Dörner, Berlin, Germany:
Perinatal Brain Programming and Functional Teratology (Opening Lecture)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break


The Left Hand Side of the U-Shaped Curve – I

Chair: Lucilla Poston

11:30 – 12:00 Mark A. Hanson, Southampton, United Kingdom:
Long-term Consequences of Restricted Developement
12:00 – 12:30 Peter W. Nathanielsz, San Antonio, USA:
Experimental Models of Long-term Programming in IUGR
12:30 – 13:00 Jonathan R. Seckl, Edinburgh, United Kingdom:
Glucocorticoids and Developmental 'Programming' of the Brain

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break


The Left Hand Side of the U-Shaped Curve - II

Chair: Lucilla Poston

14:00 – 14:30 Simon C. Langley-Evans, Nottingham, United Kingdom:
Cardiovascular Consequences of IUGR: Experimental Aspects
14:30 – 15:00 Susan Ozanne, Cambridge, United Kingdom:
Experimental Consequences of IUGR on Body Weight and Glucose Homeostasis
15:00 – 15:30 Sebastien Bouret, Lille, France / Los Angeles, USA:
Perinatal Undernutrition and Programming of Hypothalamic Feeding Circuits

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break


16:00 – 16:30 Chittaranjan S. Yajnik, Pune, India:
Perinatal Programming of the 'Thin-Fat Baby'

16:30 – 17:15 Panel Discussion I

Chair: Lucilla Poston

Panel: M. A. Hanson, P.W. Nathanielsz, J.R. Seckl, S. C. Langley-Evans, S. Ozanne, S. Bouret, C.S. Yajnik


17:15 – 17:30 Short Break


The Right Hand Side of the U-Shaped Curve - I

Chair: Boyd E. Metzger

17:30 – 18:00 Patrick M. Catalano, Cleveland, USA:
Short- and Long-term Effects of Gestational Obesity: Clinical Observations
18:00 – 18:30 Lucilla Poston, London, United Kingdom:
The Outcome in Offspring of Obese Mothers: Clinical and Experimental Aspects
18:30 – 19:00 Barry E. Levin, East Orange, USA:
Long-term Effects of the Perinatal Environment on Energy Homeostasis and Offspring Obesity

19:00 – 20:30 Welcome Reception


March 5 (Friday)

The Right Hand Side of the U-Shaped Curve - II

Chair: Patrick M. Catalano

9:30 – 10:00 Peter Damm, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Perinatal Programming in Offspring of Diabetic Mothers: Clinical Data
10:00 – 10:30 F. André Van Assche, Leuven, Belgium,
Thomas Harder, Berlin, Germany:
Experimental Observations on Perinatal Programming in Offspring of Diabetic Mothers

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:30 Boyd E. Metzger, Chicago, USA:
HAPO and the Future Prevention of Adverse Outcome in Offspring of Diabetic Mothers

11:30 – 12:00 Panel Discussion II

Chair: Boyd E. Metzger, Patrick M. Catalano

Panel: L. Poston, B.E. Levin, P. Damm, F.A. Van Assche, T. Harder


12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break


Developmental Programming and Epigenetics

Chair: Mark A. Hanson, Peter W. Nathanielsz

13:00 – 13:30 Robert A. Waterland, Houston, USA:
The Role of Epigenetics in Perinatal Programming
13:30 – 14:00 Moshe Szyf, Montréal, Canada:
Behavior and Epigenetics: Long-term Plasticity of the Epigenome?

14:00 – 14:15 Discussion


14:15 – 14:30 Short Break


General Environmental and Nutritional Exposures - I

Chair: Peter W. Nathanielsz

14:00 – 15:00 Marek Zygmunt, Greifswald, Germany:
ART and Prenatal Programming
15:00 – 15:30 Joram Feldon, Zurich, Switzerland:
Prenatal Infections and Long-Term Mental Outcome
15:30 – 16:00 Michael S. Kramer, Montréal, Canada:
Perinatal 'Programming' of Cognition
16:00 – 16:30 Berthold Koletzko, Munich, Germany:
Infant Feeding and Long-term Obesity Risk

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break


General Environmental and Nutritional Exposures - II

Chair: Matthew W. Gillman

17:00 – 17:30 Niels E. Skakkebaek, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Fetal Origin of Male Reproductive Health Problems
17:30 – 18:00 Frederick Vom Saal, Columbia, USA:
Xenestrogens and Perinatal Programming by Environmental Toxins
18:00 – 18:30 Karin B. Michels, Boston, USA / Freiburg, Germany:
Perinatal Programming of Cancer Risk

20:00 – 23:00 Speakers’ Dinner


March 6 (Saturday)

General Environmental and Nutritional Exposures - II

Chair: Matthew W. Gillman

9:30 – 10:00 Renate L. Bergmann, Berlin, Germany:
Perinatal Programming of Allergy

10:00 – 10:45 Panel Discussion III

Chair: Peter W. Nathanielsz, Matthew W. Gillman

Panel: M. Zygmunt, J. Feldon, M. S. Kramer, R. L. Bergmann, N.E. Skakkebaek, F. Vom Saal, K.B. Michels


10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break


‘Hot Topics’ in Perinatal Programming

Chair: Andreas Plagemann

11:15 – 13:00 Hot Topic Presentations


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break


General Concepts, Mechanisms and Perspectives

Chair: F. André Van Assche

14:00 – 14:30 Sir Peter Gluckman, Auckland, New Zealand:
Developmental Plasticity, Epigenetics, Evolution and Human Health
14:30 – 15:00 Andreas Plagemann, Berlin, Germany:
Toward a Unifying Concept on 'Perinatal Programming'
15:00 – 15:30 Matthew W. Gillman, Boston, USA:
Challenges and Payoffs in Developmental Origins Research

15:30 – 16:00 Panel Discussion IV

Chair: F. André Van Assche

Panel: Sir P. Gluckman, M. W. Gillman, A. Plagemann

16:00 Closing Get Together


Attendance will be certified with 20 CME credit points!