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The CeFH 5th Annual Symposium 2022

Jun 07 2022 - Jun 08 2022

The CeFH 5th Annual Symposium 2022

They will host their 5th Annual Symposium on June 7-8 2022, in Oslo, Norway. The symposium gathers researchers from Norway and abroad with an interest in using their rich national data to understand causes and consequences of changing fertility and family patterns. They aim at arranging a symposium with good opportunities to connect and establish new collaborations.

Sign up here. Registration deadline May 10.


Program (open to changes):

Day 1: June 7

09:00-09:15 Welcome


Topic 1: Determinants of differences in fertility

09:15-10:00 - Can Policies Stall the Fertility Fall?

Rannveig Kaldager Hart, Centre for Ferility and Health, Norway


10:00-10:15 - Cardiovascular health and subfertility

Alvaro Hernaez (Maria Magnus), Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway


10:15-10:45 - Break


10:45-11:30 - Male Fertility: Facts, Distribution and Drivers of Inequality

Selma Walther, University of Sussex, UK


11:30-12:30 - Lunch


12:30-13:00 - Genetic determinants of use of assisted reproductive technologies

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


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

13:00-13:45 - Cardiometabolic health among offspring conceived by assisted reproductive technologies

Deborah Lawlor, University of Bristol, UK


13:45-14:00 - Risk of cardiovascular disease among subfertile men and women

Karoline Hansen Skåra, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway


14:00-14:30 - Break


14:30-15:00 - Use of assisted reproductive technologies and epigenetic age

Yunsung Lee, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norway


15:00-15:45 - How reproductive factors affect health and other child outcomes

Kieron Barclay, Stockholm University, Sweden


15:45-16:00 - Discussion & wrap-up


18:00 - 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

 llen 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 - Title TBA

Liv Bente Romundstad, Spiren Fertility Clinic, Norway


15:45-16:00 - Wrap-up


Centre for Fertility and Health
Hotel Bristol