Symposium on Long-Term Effects of Preterm Birth
Symposium on Long-Term Effects of Preterm Birth

Symposium on Long-Term Effects of Preterm Birth

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Novo Nordisk Fonden

19 Tuborg Havnevej

2900 Hellerup


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The Novo Nordisk Foundation offers funding for one-day symposia to be held at the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The objective is to provide leading as well as younger researchers with opportunities to present and discuss the newest research within their fields.

You can read more about Novo Nordisk Foundation Symposia here

Symposium on Long-term Effects of Preterm Birth

This symposium is organized by Per Torp Sangild, Professor at the University of Copenhagen, and Centre Director of the NEOMUNE centre.

NEOMUNE is a cross-disciplinary consortium among universities, hospitals and industry (2013–2018, Danish Research Councils). NEOMUNE investigates how milk and microbiota affect gut, immunity and brain development in both human infants and animal models. Studies are used to demonstrate how novel early diet interventions may affect the health of children in both the short and long term. In this context, epigenetic regulation from the environment around birth is a key mechanism that may induce long-term health effects. How can this knowledge be used to provide optimal care for newborn humans and animals? We have invited global experts in this field to bridge the current knowledge gap and to stimulate new research ideas.


  • Andreas Jenke, Germany
  • Douglas Burrin, United States
  • Frank Bloomfield, New Zealand
  • Gao Fei, China
  • Gorm Greisen, Denmark
  • Jan Postberg, Germany
  • Karen Simmer, Australia
  • LanLan Shen, United States
  • Matthias Zilbauer, United Kingdom
  • Neena Modi, United Kingdom
  • Per Sangild, Denmark


Please see the Novo Nordisk Foundation website for the preliminary program.

The final program will be sent to all participants before the symposium, and will also be available at the venue.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the symposium or the registration process, please contact Christina Maria Hald (

Who can attend the symposium?

The symposium is open to participants of all career levels from student to professor.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just log in to Eventbrite. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

How do I cancel my participation?

Please help us respecting our speakers and other participants, as well keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Christina Maria Hald (

Is it ok if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, since there will be name tags at the symposium, we ask that you do not give your spot to someone else without updating the registration information.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you arrive by car, it is possible to park in front of the main entrance, or along the side of the building.

Alternatively, it is possible to park in the parking garage at Waterfront Shopping Center, which is a five minute walk away from the Foundation. The parking garage offers three hours of free parking, and each additional hour costs DKK 20.

Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166). The nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring a ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.

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