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Child psychiatry research day I: Epidemiological research
​Registration by 7th of February at 
The Department of Child Psychiatry and the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry, University of Turku, organize a research day where the most recent research of epidemiology is presented. The event is aimed at graduate students and post docs in particular, and additionally anyone interested in doing research in the future is warmly welcome. The aim of the day is to share research ideas, enable involvement with ongoing research projects and create novel research opportunities.
The Research Centre for Child Psychiatry is one of the core research teams of the University of Turku research profiling area of Children, Young People and Learning, and we are presently participating in an Academy of Finland flagship program focusing on decreasing societal inequality and renewing the welfare state “Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State (INVEST)”. Two consortium studies funded by the Academy of Finland are led from our centre, and we are participating in two Center of Excellence consortiums funded by National Institutes of Health, USA.
The event is open to anyone interested and we encourage free distribution of this invitation. A certificate will be available for students applying for study credits.
Further details: Jarna Lindroos (

Preliminary program

9.00 Opening words
Professor Andre Sourander
9.15 Theme 1: The extent of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental problems during childhood and adolescence
Introduction to the theme and trends in the service use system
Docent David Gyllenberg
Focus on questionnaire-based studies:
Time trends of loneliness, bullying, mental health and substance use
Researchers Lotta Lempinen, Elina Tiiri and Kaisa Mishina
10.15 Break
10.30 Theme 1 continues
Introduction to global child mental health
Docent Roshan Chudal
Research crossing study designs
Researcher Sanju Silwal
11.00 Lunch break
11:45 Theme 2: Risk factors and antecedents of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders and adverse outcomes
Prenatal risk factors
Docent Roshan Chudal
Examples of biomarkers, obstetric factors, family psychopathology and immigration
Researchers Minna Sucksdorff, Subina Upadhyaya and more
Social determinants of mental health in early adulthood
Research manager Tiina Ristikari
The Finnish Psychiatric Birth Cohort Consortium (PSYCOHORTS)
Researcher Svetlana Filatova
13:00 Break
13:15 Theme 2 continues
Gestational Exposure to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Offspring
Psychiatric Disorders
Docent Heli Malm
Primer for panel: Causality in epidemiology and translation between basic science and epidemiology
Docent David Gyllenberg
13:45 Panel/ Discussion
14.15-14.30 Future directions and closing words