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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.

Sign up here. Registration deadline May 10.


Day 1: June 7

09:00-09:15  Welcome

Topic 1: Determinants of differences in fertility


Can Policies Stall the Fertility Fall?


Rannveig Kaldager Hart, Centre for Ferility and Health, Norway


Cardiovascular health and subfertility


Maria Magnus, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway




Male Fertility: Facts, Distribution and Drivers of Inequality


Selma Walther, University of Sussex, UK




Modeling parental allelic interactions associated with subfertility


Siri N. Skodvin, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway

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


Cardiometabolic health among offspring conceived by assisted reproductive technologies


Deborah Lawlor, University of Bristol, UK


Risk of cardiovascular disease among subfertile men and women


Karoline Hansen Skåra, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway




Use of assisted reproductive technologies and epigenetic age


Yunsung Lee, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway


How reproductive factors affect health and other child outcomes


Kieron Barclay, Stockholm University, Sweden


Discussion & wrap-up


Dinner at TBA

Day 2: June 8

10:00-10:15  Welcome

Topic 3: Covid and fertility

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/go to lunch
13:00-14:00 LUNCH

Topic 4: Should we have more children?

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 Fertility, fecundity and future health
  Liv Bente Romundstad, Spiren Fertility Clinic, Norway
15:45-16:00 Wrap-up