14th Annual Child
Health Research Days

PROTECTING
THE FUTURE

How the Environment
Impacts Child Health

THE CANADIAN MUSEUM
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

OCTOBER 2 - 4, 2018

Agenda

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Tuesday, October 2, 2018

2:00-4:00 pmWelcome to Child Health Research Days 2018

Terry Klassen, CEO and Scientific Director, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Communicating science

Torah Kachur, science columnist, CBC Radio

Session chair: Laetitia Guillemette

MTS Classrooms
4:00-5:30 pm Trainee oral competition: "Dr. Goodbear's Den"

Judges: Anne Sperling, Michael Skinner, Jennifer Estall, Tim Vanmieghem

Session chair: Laetitia Guillemette

MTS Classrooms
5:30-6:30 pmReception

Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation
6:30-8:30 pmPublic lecture: Epigenetics and ancestral ghosts in your genome

Michael Skinner, Washington State University

6:30 pm: Doors open & coffee
7:00 pm: Presentation
8:00 pm: Q&A period

Session chair: Laetitia Guillemette

MTS Classrooms

 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights & The Forks – Wednesday, October 3, 2018

7:30-8:00 amRegistration and breakfast

MTS Classrooms Foyer (CMHR)
8:00-9:30 amEnvironmental impacts on epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of health and disease

Michael Skinner, Washington State University

Greetings: Terry Klassen, CEO & Scientific Director, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Sherry Copenace, Elder; Dave Evans, Chair of the Board, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Gary Glavin, Associate Vice-President (Research), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Session chair: Vern Dolinsky

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
9:30-10:30 amFetal therapy - state of the art 2018

Tim Van Mieghem, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Session chair: Meaghan Jones

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
10:30-10:45 amBreak
10:45-11:45 amThe molecular and physiological consequences of targeting PGC-1alpha in fatty liver disease

Jennifer Estall, McGill University

Session chair: Vern Dolinsky

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
11:45 am-12:15 pmDREAM Trainees

Laetitia Guillemette: Prenatal exposure to diabetes and cardiovascular risk: a 35 years longitudinal population-based study in Manitoba

Laura Cole: Altered islet function may promote a lean phenotype in tafazzin deficient mice

Session chair: Vern Dolinsky

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
12:15-1:00 pmLunch

MTS Classrooms Foyer (CMHR)
1:00-1:45 pmEpigenomics: molecular insights into human disease mechanisms, environmental exposures, development and ageing

Christopher G. Bell, University of Southampton, UK

Session chair: Andrew Halayko

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
2:00-2:30 pmEnvironmental influences on lung development and aging

Kent Pinkerton, UC Davis

Session chair: Andrew Halayko

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
2:30-2:45 pmTBA

BoB Trainee

Session chair: Andrew Halayko

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
2:45-3:00 pmBreak
3:00-3:45 pmInhaled air pollution: understanding changes in proteins and molecular circuits in humans

Neeloffer Mookherjee, University of Manitoba

Session chair: Andrew Halayko

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
3:45-4:30 pmInhaled exposures and lung health: humble inquiry in a data-rich world

Christopher Carlsten, University of British Columbia

Session chair: Andrew Halayko

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
4:30-5:00 pmWine and cheese reception

Buhler Hall (CMHR)
5:00-8:00 pmTrainee poster session

Greetings: Andrew Halayko, Co-leader, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Youth Research Cluster (DEVOTION)

Buhler Hall (CMHR)
7:30-11:00 pmCHRD Networking Mixer

The Common, South Aisle - The Forks Market

 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights & The Fort Garry Hotel – Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:30-8:00 amBreakfast

MTS Classrooms Foyer (CMHR)
8:00-9:00 amBe the ancestor your descendants would be proud of

Winona LaDuke, executive director, Honor the Earth

Session chair: Jon McGavock

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
9:00-10:00 amAdvances in early child development: pathway to equity

Maureen Black, University of Maryland

Session chair: Jon McGavock

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
10:00-10:15 amBreak
10:15-10:45 amEnvironmental effects on immunity and atopy/asthma risk

Anne Sperling, University of Chicago

Session chair: Jon McGavock

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
10:45-11:00 amExploring the association between gestational diabetes and offspring asthma risk using a murine model

Chris Pascoe, University of Manitoba

Session chair: Jon McGavock

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
11:00-11:30 amAsthma and the infant gut microbiome

Stuart Turvey, University of British Columbia

Session chair: Jon McGavock

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
11:30-1145 amEarly life nutrition and cardio-metabolic health in childhood; evidence from two large birth cohorts

Kozeta Miliku, University of Manitoba

Session chair: Jon McGavock

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
11:45 am-12:15 pmPanel discussion: Environmental factors and their effect on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)

Anne Sperling, Chris Pascoe, Stuart Turvey, Kozeta Miliku

Session chair: Jon McGavock

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
12:15-1:00 pmLunch

MTS Classrooms Foyer (CMHR)
1:00-4:30 pmThe quest for better behaviour in science

David Moher, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Lecture: 1:00-1:45PM

-BREAK-

Workshop: 2:00-4:30PM

Session chair: Kristy Wittmeier/Richard Keijzer

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
4:30-6:30 pmBreak
6:30-10:00 pmGala dinner & awards

Keynote speaker: Winona LaDuke, executive director, Honour the Earth

Greetings: Stefano Grande, CEO, Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba; Necolle Sommersell, Manager of Health Research Funding Programs, Research Manitoba; Brian Postl, Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences & Vice-Provost (Health Sciences); Monika Warren, Program Director, Child Health, WRHA

Emcee: Terry Klassen, CEO and Scientific Director, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Provencher Ballroom, the Fort Garry Hotel & Conference Centre