Previous Life Course Seminars, Symposia, Training and Workshops

November 4, 2019
Human Milk & Long Term Outcomes: Psychosocial Aspects, Biologic Components and Current Research

On November 4, 2019, the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Center for Life Course Research hosted a symposium on human milk and long term outcomes. Talks ranged from psychosocial aspects of breast feeding decisions, to molecular mechanisms of beneficial effects observed from human milk exposure. Below are the agenda and slides from select talks.

October 11, 2019
Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition: Implications for the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mind

The ACTRI Center for Life Course Research would like to highlight the work of the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA). CARTA is a virtual organization formed in order to promote transdisciplinary research into human origins, drawing on methods from a number of traditional disciplines spanning the social, biomedical, biological, computational and engineering, physical and chemical sciences, and the humanities. Like the Center for Life Course Research, CARTA brings together transdisciplinary collaborators to consider factors affecting human health and development within and across generations. CARTA hosts symposia throughout the year, with options for attending live (rotating between the Salk Institute and UC San Diego campus) or viewing archived video recordings. An upcoming symposia of particular interest is "Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition: Implications for the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mind" on October 11, 2019. View more information about CARTA, upcoming and archived symposia.

February 26 and 27, 2019 
Life Course Markers of Exceptional Longevity
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November 28, 2018
The UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Center for Life Course Research invites you to a special seminar, “Resilience and Embodiment of Stress Among Hispanic Immigrant Mothers and Their Children,” presented by Amy L. Non, PhD, associate professor of anthropology at UC San Diego, on Wednesday, November 28, at 9 a.m. at 7910 Frost Street. Flyer 

August 10, 2018
Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorders in San Diego County: A Roundtable Discussion
The UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Center for Life Course Research hosted a seminar and roundtable discussion on opioid use and opioid use disorders in San Diego County. Flyer

November 1, 2017
The ACTRI Cognitive Resilience in Aging Symposium featured an international panel of nine presenters who discussed topics ranging from cognitive function in aging, lifespan changes in the brain, prevention of dementia and early life influences of cognitive function in aging. The all-day event, hosted and organized by the ACTRI Center for Life Course Research, took place at the ACTRI Building Auditorium on November 1. Event details

May 17, 2017
The ACTRI Center for Life Course Research hosted an all-day symposium, “Adverse Childhood Experiences: Consequences Across the Life Course,” on May 17, at the Medical Education Telemedicine Building on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus. Topics ranged from “Children Who Fail at School but Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived” to “Childhood Trauma: Why You Should Care No Matter Who You Are, No Matter What You Do.” The symposium concluded with an airing of the award-winning documentary, “Resilience.” Event details

October 24-25, 2016
The ACTRI Center for Life Course Research presented a skill-building seminar and workshop on life course perspective research approaches on October 24-25, 2016 at the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute building. Professor Diana Kuh and Professor Rebecca Hardy, experts in life course epidemiology, led the seminar and workshop. Event details.

April 13, 2016
The ACTRI Center for Life Course Research hosted a free, half-day special symposium, "Cannabis Across the Life Course: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know” on April 13, 2016, at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building (MET). Talks ranged from “Developmental Effects of Cannabis in Animal Models from a Neuroscience Perspective” to “Breastfeeding Exposure to Cannabis” and sessions focus on topics such as “Health Risks of Cannabis Across the Life Course” and “Human Health Benefits.” Event details.