Celebrating 10 Years: APrON Achievements and Evolution

The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) longitudinal cohort is pleased to invite everyone to attend our celebration of 10 years of APrON research
on October 29th & 30th, 2020!

APrON began in 2009, collecting data on mothers, fathers and their children followed since pregnancy. The cohort is maintained by a team of expert researchers and clinicians from many disciplines, including biostatistics, child development, epidemiology, family medicine, genetics, neonatology, nursing, nutrition, psychiatry, and psychology. Entitled “Celebrating 10 Years: APrON Achievements and Evolution”, the conference will feature APrON investigators speaking about key findings on:

  • maternal mood,
  • nutrition status,
  • maternal weight changes during and after pregnancy,
  • gene environment interactions,
  • stress and development, and
  • prenatal exposure to plastics and the microbiome

We will also feature a panel of APrON participants of who will share their experiences. As APrON transitions into a study of teenagers and young adults, we will also learn about other successful cohorts, featuring Dr. Padmaja Subbarao, director of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study, the largest multidisciplinary, longitudinal, population-based birth cohort study in Canada.

We are happy to announce that our conference, Celebrating 10 Years: APrON Achievements and Evolution Conference will now occur ONLINE on
October 29th and October 30th 2020.
We hope to see you online!

Note: This conference was supposed to occur on March 23, 2020 but was postponed due to increasing concerns with COVID-19 spread in our community.

If you have any questions, please email

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the conference materials:

We are delighted to share the amazing findings that are emerging from the APrON cohort data. We have so much to be proud of and are looking forward to another 10 years of success!

Nicole Letourneau, Principal Investigator