Childhood Adversity and Chronic Disease: Risks, Mechanisms and Resilience (Symposium, Cambridge, 28-29 March 2018)

The Applied Social Science Research Group at the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce their annual symposium, ‘Childhood Adversity and Chronic Disease: Risks, Mechanisms and Resilience’, Cambridge, 28th and 29th March 2018.

Professors Greg Miller and Edith Chen, from Northwestern University (USA), will provide lectures addressing their findings that children who are exposed to social and economic adversity in the early years of life show increased susceptibility to chronic diseases of aging, like heart disease, when they reach their 50’s and 60’s. These findings raise challenging but fascinating mechanistic questions: How does early adversity “get under the skin” in a manner that is sufficiently persistent to affect vulnerability to diseases that arise many decades later for example?

This symposium is a special opportunity for detailed discussion with leading researchers, and policymakers in this field, including the Chief Social Worker for England, Isabelle Trowler and Professor Jane Macnaughton, Co-Director of the CMH. The event will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Mant, Professor of Primary Care Research and Head, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge.

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