Symposium 3: Inclusivity and Wellbeing in the First 2000 Days of Life

The third Frontiers of Development symposium will be held from

Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 March 2019

at the Wellcome Genome Campus, outside of Cambridge, UK.

The event is being held with support from Wellcome. 

Ensuring good health and well-being, providing quality education and advocating for gender eqality are a few of the Sustainable Development Goals that will be explored in this symposium as we look at factors that affect (approximately) the first five years of life. Drawing on the UN Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent's Health (2016-2030) as a framework, we will look at what can be done to help future generations survive and thrive, in a transformed environment. 

With this framework in mind, the sub-themes for the symposium will be as follows:

(1) Survive: Reducing child mortality - learning from the past and lessons for the future
(2) Thrive: Reaching full developmental potential
(3) Transform: Realising an environment for sustainable, prosperous childhood development

The event will be chaired by Sir Ian Diamond (FBA) and Professor Anthony Costello (FMedSci).

How to Get Involved

If you would like to express interest in attending this Frontiers of Development event, or know someone who you think would be interested, please visit the How to Get Involved page to fill out an Expression of Interest or Nomination form.

The deadline for submission is 11 February 2019. We recommend that interested participants submit their expression of interest forms as early as possible to secure their place as participants will be confirmed on an ongoing basis up until the deadline.