Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 24/Nov/2021
9:30am
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9:45am
Opening remarks by Dr. Patricia Lannen, Vice-President of the SSECR
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Patricia Lannen, Universität Zürich
9:45am
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10:30am
Keynote Univ.-Prof. Dr.Dr. Lieselotte Ahnert: Stress and Stress Reduction in Early Childhood
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Andrea Lanfranchi, Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik

Stress and Stress Reduction in Early Childhood

Because of recent evolution of non-invasive measures for stress, research has revealed substantial insights into the human stress system, over the last two decades, even in early childhood. The paper aims to portray the today’s knowledge on how children proceed stress and what circumstances help them to hold stress in check. We provide outcomes from several own studies which explored children’s stress activities in different care contexts. A care ecology which consists of shared contexts where children experience care at home and in out-of-home facilities appeared to challenge the stress system especially in infants and toddlers.

10:30am
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11:15am
Morning poster session
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
11:15am
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11:30am
Oral Session I: The experiences of pregnancy and antenatal care services of Chinese migrants in Switzerland: A qualitative study
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Moritz M. Daum, University of Zurich
11:30am
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11:45am
Oral Session II: Prenatal insomnia and childbirth-related PTSD symptoms: a prospective population-based cohort study
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Moritz M. Daum, University of Zurich
11:45am
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12:00pm
Oral Session III: Maternal Depression and Adolescents’ Unhealthy Behaviors
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Moritz M. Daum, University of Zurich
12:00pm
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12:15pm
Oral Session IV: Children with congenital heart disease after open-heart surgery – A survey on developmental follow-up and early interventions
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Moritz M. Daum, University of Zurich
12:15pm
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12:30pm
Oral Session V: Shared Reading for Recognition and Participation
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Moritz M. Daum, University of Zurich
12:30pm
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1:30pm
Lunch
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
1:30pm
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2:15pm
Keynote Prof. Dr. Daniel Schechter: Interpersonal Violence-Related Psychopathology, Its Impact on Caregiving and Our Potential Impact on Caregiving
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Patricia Lannen, Universität Zürich

Interpersonal Violence-Related Psychopathology, Its Impact on Caregiving and Our Potential Impact on Caregiving: Application of Prospective, Longitudinal Data towards Early Intervention

Multiple factors interact to affect the caregiving environment: parent(s)-infant genetics, epigenetics, development, physical and mental health, external stressors, and relationships and related intergenerational patterns.  Some factors we can affect via intervention, and others, not. One important function of sensitive caregiving that is a candidate for intervention is engagement during formative child development in mutual regulation of emotion and arousal, so that the infant can internalize and elaborate this early experience towards the development of self-regulation as he matures in the 4th to 5th year of life.  Accumulating evidence that parental, particularly interpersonal violence (IPV) related maternal psychopathology, have been found to adversely impact caregiving behavior in ways that interfere with maternal capacity to engage in mutual regulation. IPV comprises physical and sexual abuse, and domestic violence exposure and victimization.  Today’s keynote will offer a particular focus on original prospective, longitudinal data of mothers with IPV-PTSD and comorbid psychopathology, along with their children from the age of 1-3 years through 5-9 years. Maternal IPV-PTSD associated hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation and cortico-limbic dysregulation with decreased medial prefrontal cortical activity in response to stress and concomitant decreased maternal capacity for reflective functioning, translates into altered child HPA-axis dysregulation and cortico-limbic dysregulation persisting into school-age and associated child psychopathology namely PTSD.  Based on this original research and an experimental intervention that involves clinician assisted video-feedback exposure and support and modeling of maternal reflective functioning, we have developed a 16-session manualized intervention CAVEAT that awaits validation and controlled trials.  Perhaps such an intervention can contribute to the interruption of intergenerational transmission by bolstering maternal capacity to engage in mutual emotion regulation.  We will end the plenary by discussion of the trial intervention upon which CAVEAT is based with consideration of possible neurobiological mechanisms that support reconsolidation of child-triggered traumatic memory traces in that model.

2:15pm
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3:00pm
GA: General Assembly
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Patricia Lannen, Universität Zürich
3:00pm
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3:45pm
Afternoon poster session
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
3:45pm
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4:00pm
Oral Session VI: Parenting and Early Child Development During the Pandemic: A Diary Study
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
4:00pm
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4:15pm
Oral Session VII: Exploring a new developmental concept: the sleep-brain-gut axis in infants
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
4:15pm
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4:30pm
Oral Session VIII: Which parents use a smartphone-based developmental diary and how? An analysis of the first >3000 children whose parents used the “kleineWeltentdecker App”
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
4:30pm
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4:45pm
Oral Session IX: A multi-method study of sensory processing in children with ASD, 16p11.2 deletion carriers and typically developing children
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
4:45pm
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5:00pm
Oral Session X: Effects of early intervention in psycho-socially disadvantaged families in the transition to school: Results from the ZEPPELIN study
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
5:00pm
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5:15pm
Farewell
Location: Room 251 | 252
Chair: Patricia Lannen, Universität Zürich