The Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort study (MoBa) is delighted to welcome you to the first Open MoBa Research Forum on September 29
th, 2022 at Clarion Hotel the HUB in Oslo
The purpose of the Open MoBa Research Forum is to bring together researchers interested in MoBa to share findings, learn about the latest updates, and provide an opportunity for the scientific community to discuss new ideas and directions for MoBa going forward. NIPH director Camilla Stoltenberg will open the seminar and Professor George Davey Smith will hold the keynote lecture.
0830 Registration and coffee
0900 Opening and welcome
Camilla Stoltenberg, Director of The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) 0915 MoBa – the latest updates
Ragnhild Brandlistuen, Scientific director of MoBa, NIPH 0930 Using cohorts to understand the covid-19 pandemic
Per Magnus, Scientific director at Center for fertility and health (CeFH), NIPH
0945 Keynote lecture - MoBa in “the bigger picture”
Professor George Davey Smith, University of Bristol, Scientific director Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and their Children (ALSPAC)
1030 Coffee break
1100 Session 1: Recent findings from MoBa
Genetics and mental health. Professor Ole Andreassen, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway.
Untangeling the genetics of gestational duration – a MoBa journey 2004-2022. Professor Bo Jacobsson, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
The genetic arcithecture of childhood growth. Professor Stefan Johansson, University of Bergen (UiB) and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen.
Epigenetics and fertility. Siri E. Håberg, Director of CeFH, NIPH. 1200 Panel Discussion
Panel members: TBA
Moderator: Professor Jennifer Harris, NIPH
1300 Lunch 1400 MoBa tools
Laurie Hannigan, NIPH.
1415 Session 2: Recent findings from MoBa
Early environmental influence on the brain in a lifespan perspective; the case of birth weight. Professor Kristine Walhovd, Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), UiO
Covid-19 and impact on mental health (C-Me). Johanne Haug Pettersen PhD Candidate, Department of mental health NIPH
Safe pregnancies in women with epilepsy, from pharmacoepidemiology to pharmacoepigenetics. Associated professor and Senior consultant Marte Helene Bjørk, UiB and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen.
Social background effects in light of modern genetic science, Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo 1515 Closing remarks
You will find
the preliminary program as Pdf here. Registration
Registration is free and includes attendance at the forum and lunch.
Sign up - registration is closing June 30
Please contact if you have any questions regarding the event.