McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

A translational view of:
Do obesity and associated health consequences begin in the womb?

  • Seminar Information
  • Video with Dr. Katherine Morrison
  • Video with Dr. Alison Holloway

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Information


Monday, March 25, 2013


  • Dr. Katherine Morrison, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics. Co-Director, Metabolism and Childhood (MAC) Obesity Research Program
  • Dr. Alison Holloway, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division of Reproductive Biology. Associate Member, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences


This seminar includes a clinical presentation with patient interview followed by a research presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the current health challenges related to obesity in Canadian Children
  • To understand the developmental origins of adult disease hypothesis
  • To review the influence of early life exposure on subsequent cardiometabolic health in children and disease
  • To learn how studies in the basic science laboratory are helping us to unravel the mechanisms responsible for this relationship

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706