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Light breakfast, refreshment, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided.


​The overall goal of the Symposium is to highlight the critical importance of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept for a better understanding of life long life long health and adult disease and to discuss how mechanistic links between an adverse early life environment and later disease can be exploited to develop novel intervention strategies in pregnant women and infants. The specific objectives of the Symposium are to empower and inspire CU Anschutz scientists and clinicians across career stages, disciplines and schools, to showcase existing strengths on our campus in the area of developmental origins of health and adult disease, to catalyze new collaborations and ideas, to review some key mechanisms underpinning early life origins of disease, to explore emerging novel intervention approaches, to discuss the impact of the DOHaD perspective on personalized medicine, health care organization and health care costs and to help develop the future agenda of the Building Better Babies Program.

The symposium features five exceptional keynote speakers, all world leaders in developmental programming, representing the translational and interdisciplinary impact of this rapidly evolving research area. A panel debate involving university leaders, key health care policy makers and critical community leaders will address issues related to the influence of DOHaD on economy, society, heath care and how we practice medicine in the future.  An interactive poster session and short plenary presentations will highlight extraordinary talent and showcase ongoing DOHaD research programs at CU Anschutz.  


Preliminary Program:

Register for the Symposium:

To register for the symposium, please click here.​ There is no registration fee, and light breakfast, lunch, refreshments will be provided.

Abstract submission information:

Abstracts with original data related to the BBB theme submitted from in-training investigators (graduate students, clinical fellows, post doctoral fellows, instructors).

Submission deadline: May 10, 2017, 5 pm. 

Format: 2700 characters are allowed. This count includes characters and spaces in the following: Abstract Title, Abstract Body, Authors/Institutions, Table, and Figures. Use Arial 12pt font.

Submit to: Email as word file to Ashley McWilliams:​

Poster Session:

Three poster prizes. Highly motivated and engaged Poster Discussants