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The CeFH 5th Annual Symposium 2022

We are pleased to invite you to The CeFH 5th Annual Symposium on June 7-8 in Oslo.


We are pleased to invite you to The CeFH 5th Annual Symposium on June 7-8 in Oslo.

7. Jun to 08. Jun | 2022

Hotel Bristol, Kristian IVs gate 7, 0164 Oslo

We will host our 5th Annual Symposium on June 7-8 2022, in Oslo, Norway. The symposium gathers researchers from Norway and abroad with an interest in using our rich national data to understand causes and consequences of changing fertility and family patterns. We aim at arranging a symposium with good opportunities to connect and establish new collaborations.


Day 1: Tuesday, June 7

09:00-09:15        Opening & welcome with Siri Håberg

Topic 1: Determinants of differences in fertility

Chair: Espen B. Prydz

09:15-10:00        Can Policies Stall the Fertility Fall?

                             Rannveig Kaldager Hart, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway

10:00-10:15        Cardiovascular health and subfertility

                            Maria Magnus, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway

10:15-10:45        BREAK

10:45-11:30        Male Fertility: Facts, Distribution and Drivers of Inequality

                            Selma Walther, University of Sussex, UK

11:30-12:30        LUNCH

12:30-12:50       Modelling parental allelic interactions associated with subfertility

                           Siri Skodvin, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway

Topic 2: Consequences of differences in fertility at the individual level

Chair: Ellen Øen Carlsen

13:00-13:45        Cardiometabolic health among offspring conceived by assisted                                        reproductive technologies

                              Deborah Lawlor, University of Bristol, UK

13:45-14:00        Risk of cardiovascular disease among subfertile men and women

                             Karoline Hansen Skåra, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway

14:00-14:30        BREAK

14:30-15:00        Use of assisted reproductive technologies and epigenetic age 

                             Yunsung Lee, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway

15:00-15:45        How reproductive factors affect health and other child outcomes

                             Kieron Barclay, Stockholm University, Sweden

15:45-16:00        Discussion & closing remarks with Øystein Kravdal

18:00                  Dinner at Månefisken

                            Sagveien 23A, 0459 Oslo

                            Doors open 17:00

                            Organized walk: 35 min walk along the Akerselva river

                            Tram nr. 18 “Storo-Grefsen st.” from Tinghuset to Biermanns gate

Day 2: Wednesday, June 8

10:00-10:15        Welcome with Espen B. Prydz

Topic 3: Covid and fertility

Chair: Maria Magnus

10:15-11:00        Covid-19 vaccination and pregnancy outcomes in Canada

                            Deshayne Fell, University of Ottawa, Canada

11:00-11:15        Maternal covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy and offspring risk of                               infection the first months of life

                           Ellen Øen Carlsen, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway

11:15-12:00        BREAK

12:00-12:15        Pandemic lock down measures and risk of preterm birth

                            Laura Oakley, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

12:15-12:45        Understanding the positive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on                                    women’s fertility in Norway

                             Lars Dommermuth, Statistics Norway

12:45-13:00       Discussion

13:00-14:00       LUNCH

Topic 4: Should we have more children?

Chair: Jonas Kinge

14:00-14:15        Topic introduction and Menti-poll

14:15-14:45        Childlessness and Psychological Well-Being

                             Thomas Hansen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

14:45-15:15        Increased fertility, national income per capita and fiscal sustainability

                              Erling Holmøy, Statistics Norway

15:15-15:45        The effect of childbearing on women’s health

                             Ellen Aagaard Nøhr, University of Southern Denmark

15:45-16:00       Closing remarks with Per Magnus