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

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

Session Chair: Dr. Laetitia Guillemette
2:00-4:00 pmWelcome to Child Health Research Days 2018

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

Communicating science

Dr. Torah Kachur, science columnist, CBC Radio

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

Judges: Dr. Anne Sperling, Dr. Jennifer Estall, Dr. Tim Van Mieghem

MTS Classrooms
5:30-6:30 pmReception

Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation
6:30-8:30 pmPublic presentation: 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

MTS Classrooms

 

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

7:30-8:00 amRegistration and breakfast

MTS Classrooms Foyer (CMHR)
8:00-8:30 amGreetings
Dr. Terry Klassen, CEO & Scientific Director, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Sherry Copenace, Elder; Stefano Grande, President & CEO, Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba; Gary Glavin, Associate Vice-President (Research), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Session Chair: Dr. Meaghan Jones, CHRIM Scientist
8:30-9:30 amEnvironmental impacts on epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of health and disease

Dr. Michael Skinner, Washington State University

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

Dr. Tim Van Mieghem, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

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

Dr. Jennifer Estall, McGill University

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

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

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

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

MTS Classrooms Foyer (CMHR)
Session Chair: Dr. Andrew Halayko, CHRIM Scientist
1:00-1:45 pmEpigenomics: molecular insights into human disease mechanisms, environmental exposures, development and aging

Dr. Christopher G. Bell, University of Southampton, UK

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

Dr. Kent Pinkerton, UC Davis

MTS Classrooms (CMHR)
2:30-2:45 pmA Highly Dysregulated Circular RNA Profile in Lungs from Patients with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia could serve as a Potential Prenatal Biomarker

Dr. Richard Wagner

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

Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee, University of Manitoba

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

Dr. Christopher Carlsten, University of British Columbia

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

Greetings:
Dr. Andrew Halayko, Co-Leader, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Youth Research Cluster (DEVOTION)
Dr. Louise R. Simard, Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

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

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)
Session Chair: Dr. Jon McGavock, CHRIM Scientist
8:00-9:00 amBe the ancestor your descendants would be proud of

Winona LaDuke, executive director, Honor the Earth

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

Dr. Maureen Black, University of Maryland

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

Dr. Anne Sperling, University of Chicago

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

Dr. Chris Pascoe, University of Manitoba

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

Dr. Stuart Turvey, University of British Columbia

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

Dr. Kozeta Miliku, University of Manitoba

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

Dr. Anne Sperling, Dr. Chris Pascoe, Dr. Stuart Turvey, Dr. Kozeta Miliku

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

MTS Classrooms Foyer (CMHR)
Session chair: Dr. Kristy Wittmeier/Dr. Richard Keijzer
1:00-4:00 pmThe quest for better behaviour in science

Dr. David Moher, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Lecture: 1:00-1:45PM

-BREAK-

Workshop: 2:00-4:00PM

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

Greetings: Stefano Grande, CEO, Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba; Necolle Sommersell, Manager of Health Research Funding Programs, Research Manitoba; Dr. Kevin Coombs, Assistant Dean (Research), Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Monika Warren, Program Director, Child Health Programme, WRHA

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

Provencher Ballroom, the Fort Garry Hotel & Conference Centre