Longitudinal Developmental Science from Birkenhead to Bangalore
2 day delegate package - regular
2 day delegate package - student
2 day delegate package - regular – Extras
2 day delegate package - student – Extras
For further details with regards to registration, abstract submission or the conference programme please contact:
Telephone: 0151 650 5490
Conference Day 1 will focus on sex differences in child and adolescent psychopathology summarising the nature of the differences, and reviewing alternative explanations and evidence for them. We will report evidence from the WCHADS that mechanisms linking prenatal risks and psychopathology differ in males and females and discuss how these differences may shed light more broadly on sex differences, and on ways of refining phenotypes. Outside speakers will be invited to approach the topic from their areas of expertise and viewpoints. The day will end with a Round Table discussion of the findings presented and the implications for treatments and clinical services for children.
A conference dinner will be held at the Victoria and Gallery Museum on the evening of the 12th October.
Conference Day 2 will focus on longitudinal studies designed to identify perinatal and subsequent risks for child mental health. Speakers will describe their studies, with particular emphasis on key design features, methods, strategies for cohort engagement and new findings. We will hear about the challenges of conducting longitudinal work in both Western and LMIC settings and will discuss priorities for future global child mental health research. Our colleagues from NIMHANS will describe how they have established a pregnancy cohort in the urban slums of Bangalore, India, working closely with the Wirral team. We will also hear from colleagues in other LMIC settings. Finally, a round table discussion will encourage debate, audience participation and consider the future of longitudinal studies, the questions they need to address, and how they can be informed by studies that have gone before.
Confirmed Speakers so far:
Prof Jonathan Hill, University of Reading, UK
Dr Helen Sharp, University of Liverpool, UK
Prof Andrew Pickles, King’s College London
Prof Shoba Srinath, NIMHANS, India
Dr Geetha Desai, NIMHANS, India
Wirral Child Health and Development Study & Bangalore Child Health and Development Study
Prof Dale Hay, Cardiff University - Cardiff Child Development Study
Prof Barbara Maughan, King’s College London - English and Romanian Adoptees Study & The Isle of Wight Study
Prof Henning Tiemeier, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands - Generation R Study
Prof Louise Arseneault, King’s College London - The Environmental Risk Longitudinal Twin Study
Dr Rosie McEachan, Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Born in Bradford Study
Dr Kieran O’Donnell, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Further details of the final programme will be provided soon.