CLOSER Conference - The importance of early years, childhood and adolescence: Evidence from longitudinal studies

30th November 2015 9:00 to 17:00

Thank you very much for everyone who attended to the the CLOSER conference, and helped make the event such a success. We received very good feedback across the board and look forward to some positive results being produced as a result.

This major new conference was organised by CLOSER and hosted by the British Library.

About the conference

This inter-disciplinary conference showcased outstanding longitudinal research on how early life influences our health, education, employment and other outcomes. Delegates had an opportunity to:

  • hear from leading experts from across the social and biomedical sciences
  • consider the potential for cross-study comparisons in your own research
  • network with colleagues from across disciplines, sectors and locations
  • hear about the latest resources for research.

The conference slides and posters can be viewed here.

Keynote speaker

Professor Linda Adair, Nutrition Epidemiology Division, University of North Carolina

Public lecture - The Secrets of Staying Sharp in Older Age

Following the conference, Professor Ian Deary gave a public lecture on the Secrets of Staying Sharp in Older Age. Conference registration includes attendance at the public lecture and drinks reception.