Paula Rantakallio Symposium

/ Hybrid from Oulu, Finland

The 4th Paula Rantakallio Symposium is taking place from 15th to 17th of June 2022. The conference will be held in a hybrid mode from the University of Oulu, Finland, home of the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts and Artic Biobank, initiated in 1965 by Professor Paula Rantakallio.

The program will focus on recent discoveries and methodological advances in life-course epidemiology and longitudinal analyses in a wide array of chronic health conditions e.g., obesity, depression, chronic pain, polycystic-ovary syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, and dementia. The aim is to learn and debate on the early (epi)genetic, social and societal, and the environmental determinants of life-long global health.

The Organising Committee for the symposium includes the LongITools Project Coordination team, Professor Sylvain Sebert and Teija Juola. In addition several LongITools researchers are confirmed speakers. They include:

  • Dr Janine Felix, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands;
  • Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Imperial College London, UK and University of Oulu, Finland;
  • Dr Karim Lekadir, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Early bird registration and abstract submissions are open until 22nd April 2022. For more information on the preliminary programme, please visit the event website.