Open Lecture

Fetal growth variation and global consequences

16 nov 2018 08:30 09:30 ENG

Lecture by Torvid Kiserud (UiB) followed by Q&A

Last year, Torvid Kiserud et. al. published a WHO study on fetal growth: "The World Health Organization Fetal Growth Charts: A Multinational Longitudinal Study of Ultrasound Biometric Measurements and Estimated Fetal Weight" This study has been rated top 1 per cent of all clinical/academic publications in terms of impact.

 

In this open seminar, Kiserud will present this study. He will also provide examples of how a non-communicable disease like diabetes may have major consequences for the birth of a child.

 

The lecture is followed by a Q & A moderated by Bente Moen. The wider context for this seminar is the need to recognise non-communicable diseases also in low-income settings. WHO informs that worldwide, non-communicable diseases (NCD) currently represent 43 per cent of the burden of disease. These diseases are expected to be responsible for 60 per cent of the disease burden and 73 per cent of all deaths by 2020. Most of this increase will be accounted for by emerging non-communicable disease epidemics in developing countries.

 

Torvid Kiserud is Professor at the Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen. He is MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Haukeland University Hospital.

 

Bente Moen is Professor and Director at Centre for International Health and Global Challenges, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen.

 

Coffee, tea and croissants will be served. The event is free and open for all.

 

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