How should we think about assessing the outcomes of perinatal care? Event as iCalendar


25 August 2017

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 731.201, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

Location: 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland

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Jane Harding
Distinguished Professor Jane Harding


Distinguished Professor Jane Harding

Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland

Abstract: Care of mothers and babies has for centuries been focussed primarily on reducing mortality. As death rates have fallen, this focus has shifted towards prevention and treatment of major morbidity around the time of birth. However, recognition of the potential for early interventions to also have lifelong health consequences is increasingly influencing decisions about perinatal care. Accepting and understanding the potential trade-offs between short and long-term consequences of perinatal interventions will be important to help guide the best clinical decisions for the health of future generations.

Profile: Distinguished Professor Harding was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) for The University of Auckland from 2008-2015, and is a member of the LiFePATH research group of the University’s Liggins Institute. Professor Harding’s on-going research concerns the role of nutrition and growth factors in the regulation of growth before and after birth, and the long-term consequences of treatments given around the time of birth. She has received a number of awards including the Howard Williams Medal for outstanding contribution to paediatrics and child health from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and the Beaven Medal for excellence in translational health research from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

This seminar will be followed by a networking event (4.30-6pm) in the Atrium, Level 2, Building 730.

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