COPSAC Retreat, June 19th -20th, 2013
TRANSLATIONAL CLINICAL RESEARCH IN CHILDREN
Shared Origins in Early Life of Chronic Disorders
Increasing frequency of asthma, eczema, allergy, diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, cognitive and motoric development, behavioral disturbances as well as diseases related to disturbed growth and reproductive development now represents significant societal and scientific challenges. With a stable genetic pool, this increase geographically and temporally offers evidence of an environmental influence. However, we have a limited understanding of how the complex exposome of modern life is interacting with susceptible genes and the search for the seemingly strong environmental influence has largely failed to provide evidence-based recommendations that may lower the population’s risk of these diseases.
The aim of this 2-day retreat on the 19th and 20th of June is to increase the understanding of the origins of major pediatric diseases such as asthma, eczema, allergy, diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowl diseases, disturbances of cognitive and motoric development, behavior, growth, and reproduction. We aim to translate this understanding into clinical practice, improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment to assure normal growth and development.
The target group is PhD students and post-graduate researchers. At the final day a certificate of participation can be achieved.
The venue will be at the scenic Sonnerupgaard Gods on the countryside of Zealand, about 45 min from Copenhagen.
The faculty is lead by Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSci, Professor of Pediatrics, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte and consists of invited international speakers, please see the programme.