Fetal Programming and Non-Communicable Disease

May 19, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm | Karachi

Medical College

The Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine & Neonatal Health is pleased to announce a webinar-based lecture. The webinar will be telecast live to Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, and Aga Khan University Hospital Off-Campuses, Karachi.

Guest Speaker
Dr Caroline Fall

Professor of International Paediatrics Epidemiology and Consultant in Paediatrics Epidemiology, MRC Life course Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK

Professor Caroline Fall studied Medicine at Bristol University, followed by clinical training in medicine and paediatrics.

She joined the MRC Life course Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton in 1989 to study Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and her early work linked low birth weight to an increased risk of adult insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Since 1993, she has been working on the developmental origins of diabetes in India, where she has collaborations in Pune, Mumbai, Mysore, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Vellore. Her research focuses on the programming effects of maternal and child nutrition on adult health and metabolism, and on finding solutions to maternal and child malnutrition in disadvantaged communities.

She organised the 1st World DOHaD Congress in Mumbai in 2001, was secretary of the International DOHaD Society from 2005-2012, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of DOHaD. She is also a member of the Consortium for Health Orientated Research in Transitioning Societies (COHORTS) collaboration. She has over 200 peer-reviewed original research papers.


Section of Fetal Maternal Medicine and  Neonatal Health in collaboration with Pakistan DOHaD Society

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To be confirmed


Fazila Afroz  Ali
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ph: 021 3486 4606
Email: fazila.afrozali@aku.edu