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Nine months that shape your world


26 November 2013

When is the best time to be born?

Join University of Sydney Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Jonathan Morris AM this Wednesday when he presents Nine months that shape your world - a free public talk outlining the fascinating health implications of pregnancy.

Professor Morris, Director of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research and Head of the University's Northern Clinical School, will present the latest research on the events occurring in pregnancy that can have profound significance for the health of both the mother and her baby.

"For the mother, pregnancy is like a stress test and provides insights into the likelihood of long term health complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer," Professor Morris said.

"For the baby, the environment in the uterus and the timing of birth affects short term and long term health and development.

"This talk will discuss some of the research that informs us about the best time to be born," he said.

Nine months that shape your world is the final in a series of lectures on 21st Century Medicine hosted by the University's Sydney Medical School.

About: Professor Jonathan Morris is Director of the Kolling Institute for Medical Research and Head of the Northern Clinical School. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and completed his Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Medicine sub specialty training in Sydney. Professor Morris completed his PhD in Oxford and returned to Sydney in 1998 at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Since then, he has built a perinatal research group that extends from basic science to population health. His major research interests are the prediction, prevention and management of pregnancy complications.

Event details

Speaker: Professor Jonathan Morris AM, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sydney Medical School - Northern, Director Kolling Institute of Medical Research

When: 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 27 November

Where: The University of Sydney Business School, Stockland Building, Level 17/133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Cost: Free and open to all with registration requested.

Event contact: Tina Burge 02 9114 1309, 0422 915 112, tina.burge@sydney.edu.au

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