Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 23/Nov/2021
10:00am - 1:30pmJuniors: Pre-Conference for Juniors at the SSECR Annual Meeting
Location: Aula 100
Session Chair: Johanna Quiring, St.Gallen University of Teacher Education

On November 23rd there will be a pre-conference for Juniors at 10 am. We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Franziska Vogt will be our guest and share her knowledge and experience about how to make the project you are passionate about relatable to anyone who gives you three minutes of his/her time. You will have the possibility to create and present an “elevator pitch” about your project and research interest(s) and get some feedback.  Of course, there will also be the possibility to have lunch together and get in touch with each other. 

 

Aula 100 
1:30pm - 1:40pmAlliance Enfance: Welcome: Knowledge Transfer in Early Childhood: How Research, Practice and Politics Can Mobilize Knowledge Together
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Eliane Fischer, Alliance Enfance
Session Chair: Patricia Lannen, Universität Zürich

"Knowledge Transfer in Early Childhood - Session by Alliance Enfance at SSECR Pre-conference".

Part 1: Insight into research topics and projects: Three input presentations from research and discussion.
Part 2: Expectations of practice from research - research questions, participation, information: with inputs from administrators and practitioners and discussion groups with researchers
Part 3: Future collaboration between research, practice and authorities: Discussion and panel

Important: This session will not be held in English, but in German and French. Simultaneous translation FR-DE / DE-FR will be provided.

Room 251 | 252 
1:30pm - 1:45pmWelcome by Prof Antje Horsch - First Perinatal Research SIG Symposium
Location: Aula 100
Session Chair: Antje Horsch, University of Lausanne

The First Perinatal Research Special Interest Group Symposium of the Swiss Society for Early Childhood Research (SSECR) is a conference that brings together scientists from diverse disciplines and professions in perinatal research. 

This year's symposium will be titled «collaborate for high quality perinatal care».

We are also very pleased to announce that two renowned experts have agreed to present as keynote speakers at the conference:  

Dr. Alain Gregoire | University of Southampton

Prof. Dr. Jessica Pehlke-Milde | ZHAW School of Health Professions | Institute of Midwifery

Programme 1st Perinatal Research SIG Symposium 2021 

Aula 100 
1:40pm - 3:10pmPart 1: Insight into research topics and projects: Three input presentations from research and discussion
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Eliane Fischer, Alliance Enfance

Teil 1: Einblicke in Forschungsthemen und -projekte

  1. 13h40: Spielend IT-Probleme lösen: Konzepte digitaler Transformation im Freispiel im Kindergarten erkunden | Prof. Dr. Franziska Vogt und Dr. Lena Hollenstein, Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen
  2. 14h10: Zugang zu frühen Fördermassnahmen im Kanton Zürich | PD Dr. med. Michael von Rhein, Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich, und Etienne Denise Grüebler, Geographisches Institut der Universität Zürich
  3. 14h40: Erkennen Kinder zwischen 3 und 6 Jahren Emotionen hinter Masken? | Dr. Myriam Bickle Graz, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois CHUV

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I. Introduction aux thèmes et aux projets de recherche

  1. 13h40: Résoudre les problèmes informatiques par le jeu : exploration de concepts de transition numérique faisant appel au jeu libre à l’école enfantine | Prof. Franziska Vogt und Lena Hollenstein, Haute école pédagogique de Saint-Gall
  2. 14h10: L’accès aux mesures d’encouragement précoce dans le canton de Zurich | PD Dr Michael von Rhein, Hôpital pédiatrique universitaire de Zurich, et Etienne Denise Grüebler, Institut de géographie de l’Université de Zurich
  3. 14h40: Les enfants de 3-6 ans reconnaissent-ils les émotions derrière les masques ? | Dr Myriam Bickle Graz, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois CHUV

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Important: This session will not be held in English, but in German and French. Simultaneous translation FR-DE / DE-FR will be provided.

Room 251 | 252 
1:45pm - 2:15pmKeynote by Dr Alain Gregoire: Why does maternal mental health matter for research and the society as a whole?
Location: Aula 100
Session Chair: Antje Horsch, University of Lausanne

Dr. Alain Gregoire is Founder, former Chair, and now Honorary President of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance UK and the Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health. He is a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health and has contributed to the development of policy, guidance, and clinical services in the UK and abroad. He is determined to ensure that all women have access to care for their mental health which is at least as good as the care available for their physical health in pregnancy and postnatally.

Aula 100 
2:15pm - 2:45pmKeynote by Prof Dr. Jessica Pehle-Milde: It does matter how we are born: Using the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework to improve maternal and child health in Switzerland
Location: Aula 100
Session Chair: Antje Horsch, University of Lausanne

Prof. Dr. Jessica Pehlke-Milde has been a midwife and midwifery researcher for more than 30 years. After training as a midwife in 1987, she worked in all settings of maternity care with a special focus on evidenced based practice. In 2011, she became a Professor and in 2014 head of the midwifery research unit at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Jessica's passion is women centred care with the aim of informing and improving maternity care in Switzerland and beyond. Her personal research interests focus on the experiences and perspectives of women and their partners during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Recent research activities focus on the development and implementation of innovative models of maternity care.

Aula 100 
2:45pm - 3:00pmBreak
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
Foyer 1 & 2 
3:00pm - 4:30pmPerinatal: Oral Presentations - First Perinatal Research SIG Symposium: "Collaborate for high quality perinatal care"
Location: Aula 100
Session Chair: Antje Horsch, University of Lausanne

The First Perinatal Research Special Interest Group Symposium of the Swiss Society for Early Childhood Research (SSECR) is a conference that brings together scientists from diverse disciplines and professions in perinatal research. 

This year's symposium will be titled «collaborate for high quality perinatal care».

We are also very pleased to announce that two renowned experts have agreed to present as keynote speakers at the conference:  

Dr. Alain Gregoire | University of Southampton

Prof. Dr. Jessica Pehlke-Milde | ZHAW School of Health Professions | Institute of Midwifery

Aula 100 
3:10pm - 3:25pmBreak
Location: Room 251 | 252
Room 251 | 252 
3:25pm - 4:15pmPart 2: Expectations of practice from research - research questions, participation, information: with inputs from administrators and practitioners and discussion groups with researchers
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Eliane Fischer, Alliance Enfance

Teil 2: Erwartungen an die Forschung – Forschungsfragen, Partizipation, Information

Diskussionsgruppen (3 parallele Gruppen)

  • Input: Welche Erwartungen haben die Akteure aus dem Feld an die Forschung?

  • Reaktion der Forscher*innen

  • Diskussion

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II. Les attentes du terrain envers la recherche — Problématiques étudiées, participation, transmission de l’information

Groupes de discussion (trois groupes en parallèle)

  • Entrée en matière : quelles sont les attentes des acteurs du terrain envers la recherche ?

  • Réaction des chercheuses et chercheurs présent·e·s

  • Discussion

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Important: This session will not be held in English, but in German and French. Simultaneous translation FR-DE / DE-FR will be provided.

Room 251 | 252 
4:15pm - 4:30pmBreak
Location: Room 251 | 252
Room 251 | 252 
4:30pm - 5:00pmPart 3: Future collaboration between research, practice and authorities: Discussion and panel
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Eliane Fischer, Alliance Enfance

Teil 3: Künftige Zusammenarbeit von Forschung, Praxis und Behörden

Diskussion in Plenum mit Podium (je 1 Vertreter*in aus Gruppen)

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III. Collaboration souhaitée entre la recherche, le terrain et les autorités

Discussion en plénière avec panel comprenant un·e représentant·e de chaque groupe

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Important: This session will not be held in English, but in German and French. Simultaneous translation FR-DE / DE-FR will be provided.

Room 251 | 252 
4:30pm - 5:00pmRound table: How to overcome the challenges of interprofessional collaboration to advance science and quality perinatal care
Location: Aula 100
Session Chair: Antje Horsch, University of Lausanne
Session Chair: Oguz Omay, Les Toises Lausanne
Session Chair: Jessica Pehlke-Milde, ZHAW
Session Chair: Manuella Epiney, HUG

Round table

How to overcome the challenges of interprofessional collaboration to advance science and quality perinatal care

Moderator: Dr. Oguz Omay

Multidisciplinary panel of 

Prof. Antje Horsch - Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Alain Gregoire -Psychiatrist

Prof. Jessica Pehle-Milde - Midwife

Prof. Anne-Sylvie Ramelet - Nurse 

Prof. Manuella Epiney - Obstetrician

Dr. Giancarlo Natalucci - Neonatologist

A service user representative - ReNaissances

Dr. Lamyae Benzakour Liaison psychiatrist 

Aula 100 
5:00pm - 6:00pmApéro riche
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
Foyer 1 & 2 
6:00pm - 6:45pmKeynote Prof. Dr. med. Oskar Jenni
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Michael von Rhein, University Children`s Hospital

Jedes Kind ist anders: Variabilität als Chance und Herausforderung

Die Variabilität zwischen Kindern ist außerordentlich groß: in der Motorik, den kognitiven Voraussetzungen und den schulischen Leistungen, aber auch in sozialen und emotionalen Fähigkeiten und im Wunsch nach sozialer Anerkennung. Auch das Bedürfnis nach Zuwendung und Geborgenheit ist unter gleichaltrigen Kindern sehr unterschiedlich. Der Vortrag macht diese grosse Vielfalt von Kindern sichtbar, zeigt die Gründe dafür auf und nennt die Chancen, die daraus entstehen. Der Umgang mit dieser enormen Variabilität stellt im Alltag aber nicht selten eine grosse Herausforderung dar. Der Beitrag zeigt anhand von praktischen Beispielen verschiedene Wege auf, wie eine Passung zwischen den individuellen Eigenheiten eines Kindes und seiner Umwelt erreicht werden kann.

This session will be held in German.

Room 251 | 252 
6:45pm - 7:00pmBreak
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
Foyer 1 & 2 
7:00pm - 8:00pmRoundtable Discussion with Flavia Wasserfallen, Simon Sommer, Benjamin Roduit and Andrea Lanfranchi
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Moritz M. Daum, University of Zurich
Session Chair: Michael von Rhein, University Children`s Hospital

Roundtable Discussion

Discussant: Flavia Wasserfallen, Benjamin Roduit, Simon Sommer, Andrea Lanfranchi

Moderation: Moritz Daum & Michael von Rhein 

Theme: Evidence-informed policy: How can we turn research results about children well-being and development into sustainable policy?

Room 251 | 252 
8:00pm - 9:00pmFarewell
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
Foyer 1 & 2 

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

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

Room 251 | 252 
2:15pm - 3:00pmGA: General Assembly
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Patricia Lannen, Universität Zürich
Room 251 | 252 
3:00pm - 3:45pmAfternoon poster session
Location: Foyer 1 & 2
Foyer 1 & 2 
3:45pm - 4:00pmOral Session VI: Parenting and Early Child Development During the Pandemic: A Diary Study
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
Room 251 | 252 
4:00pm - 4:15pmOral Session VII: Exploring a new developmental concept: the sleep-brain-gut axis in infants
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
Room 251 | 252 
4:15pm - 4:30pmOral 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
Session Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
Room 251 | 252 
4:30pm - 4:45pmOral 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
Session Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
Room 251 | 252 
4:45pm - 5:00pmOral 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
Session Chair: Corina Wustmann Seiler, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
Room 251 | 252 
5:00pm - 5:15pmFarewell
Location: Room 251 | 252
Session Chair: Patricia Lannen, Universität Zürich
Room 251 | 252