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3rd Annual CeFH Symposium

The symposium is organised by the Centre for Fertility and Health.

The symposium is organised by the Centre for Fertility and Health.


24. Sep | 2020

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Dear collaborators and friends of the Centre for Fertility and Health!

We’re approaching the 3rd Annual CeFH Symposium on September 24, 2020!

Due to the COVID-situation, the meeting will be organized as a fully virtual meeting, using the platform Microsoft Teams. All registered participants will receive a link by e-mail to access the meeting.

If you didn't register, but would like to participate, please contact us.

The programme of the CeFH-Symposium represents our interdisciplinary perspective on research on family and health. We are very happy to feature both national and international speakers and researchers from our Centre. 



Time (Oslo local time, GMT+2)


Opening by Per Magnus, CeFH

09.00 - 09.15


Ole Røgeberg, the Frisch Center

09.15 - 09.45

Causal inference using observational data

Jo Thori Lind, Department of Economics at the University of Oslo

09.45 - 10.15

The inequality of equal mating



10.15 - 10.30


Miriam Evensen, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

10.30 - 11.00

Mental health problems in adolescence, first births and union formation

Matthijs Kalmijn, Netherland’s Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, member of the CeFH advisory board

11.00 - 11.30

The intergenerational transmission of health behaviors: Comparing stepparents and biological parents

Jordana Bell, King's College London

11.30 - 12.00

Epigenetics, fertility, and health: Insights from twin studies


12.00 - 13.30


Fartein Ask Torvik , CeFH

13.30 - 13.50

Educational burden of disease

Maria Christine Magnus, CeFH

13.50 - 14.10

Understanding the causal nature of the relationship between infertility and cardiovascular disease  (Presentation of a new research project)


14.10 - 14.25


Yunsung Lee, CeFH

14.25 - 14.45

Epigenetic clock and pregnancy

Dana Kristjansson, CeFH

14.45 - 15.05

Mitochondrial DNA and Norwegians

Closing by Siri E. Håberg, CeFH

15.05 - 15.15






The Centre for Fertility and Health is a Centre of Excellence (SFF) at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.