behalf of the Early Nutrition Programming Project (EARNEST), the Early Nutrition
Academy (ENA), and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society (DOHaD),
the Organising Committee is delighted to have welcomed you to 'The Power of Programming
- Developmental Origins of Health and Disease'; a conference held on 6 - 8
May, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
Nutrition during pregnancy and infancy can exert important long-term effects on
development and health. Programming effects of early nutrition are
important with regards to biomedical research, nutritional and health care
practice, and policy decisions. This International Conference was supported
by the European Commission as part of the scientific activities of the European
Early Nutrition Programming Project (EARNEST FOOD-CT-2005-007036). Recent
findings, state of the art knowledge and future perspectives on the fascinating
relationship between maternal and infant diet and the various biochemical,
physiological and health outcomes at later ages were presented. In a
multidisciplinary approach, scientists, clinicians, representatives of advisory
and regulatory bodies as well as food manufacturers were brought together to
produce synergistic approaches for further advances in this field.
Renowned leaders in their fields provided state of the art overviews, ably
supported by new investigators presenting their latest exciting findings.
Munich, with its Bavarian charm and the splendid panorama of the Alps, has
provided an excellent forum for delegates to share experiences, critically
discuss latest findings and develop collaborative approaches for the improvement
of early nutrition.
would like to thank all 585 participants from 51 countries throughout the world
for coming to Munich to take part in this conference!
EARNEST Co-ordinator and ENA Chairman