Lectures and seminars

SfoEpi Research Seminar: Psychological stress, health, and potential biological mechanisms

2018-12-1109:30 to 16:00 Biomedicum 3 Lecture HallCampus SolnaSfoEpi

Theme:
We invite you to a research seminar on psychological stress, its impact on health, and potential biological mechanisms. Six speakers from all over the world will discuss different aspects of research on stress and health.

Registration:
In order to attend, please register via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/NhzVN3pCjJukXTcu2
Deadline is on December 3rd and there is a limited number of places!

Program:
09.30 – 09.40  Welcome and Introduction
09.40 – 10.20  Prof. Meena Kumari, University of Essex, UK – The biological pathways by which the social environment and health are linked over the life course
10.20 – 10.40 Coffee break
10.40 – 11.20  Prof. Nina Alexander, Medical School Hamburg, Germany – Prenatal programming of stress sensitivity
11.20 – 12.00  Prof. Hugo Westerlund, Stockholm University, Sweden – How social and psychological exposures across the life course impact on health, mortality, and quality of life
12.00 – 13.00  Lunch (included)
13.00 – 13.40  Dr. Robert Miller, Federal Institute of Risk Assessment, Germany – Psychobiological Stress Assessment: On the pitfalls of interpreting self-reported stress exposure and the need of biomonitoring
13.40 – 14.20  Prof. Asya Rolls, Technion, Israel – From the brain to periphery: Local and systemic effects of the symphatic nervous system
14.20 – 14.40  Fika
14.40 – 15.20  Prof. Erica Sloan, Monash University, Australia – No stress! Targeting peripheral neural signaling to stop metastasis and improve cancer treatment
15.20 – 15.30  Concluding remarks
15.30 – 16.00  Networking opportunity

Moderators:
Prof. Mats Lekander, Stockholm Stress Center / KI
Prof. Unnur Valdimarsdóttir, University of Iceland / KI

Organizers:
Fang Fang
Kelli Lehto
Hilda Daníelsdóttir
Jet Termorshuizen

Made possible by:
KI Strategic Research Area in Epidemiology (SfoEpi)

Contact person: Kelli Lehto