Conferences and Events
Michael and Wall of Honour RSM
Professor Michael Crawford

The Mother and Child Foundation has organised several conferences and events, both independently and in collaboration with other organisations and non-profit charities, with the aim of bringing together experts across the globe in order to exchange research ideas and educate the public.

Here are some examples of past conferences:

  • The Global Crisis in Mental Ill-Health, Royal Society, London, 22nd October 2015.
  • Human Evolution – Past, Present and Future: Anthropological, Medical and Nutritional Considerations. Chair Sir David Attenborough, May 2013.
  • A Celebration of DHA: Discovery, Achievement and Challenges for Global Health 40 years on. LONDON, ENGLAND, 26-27 May 2010.
  • Two-day short course on “Intervention Strategies to Challenge the Rise in Mental Ill Health”, September 8-9, 2009.
  • Institute of Brain Chemistry, July 10, 2009. Guest speakers – J T Brenna (Cornell University, Ithica, USA) & S. Cunnane (Research Center on Aging University of Shebrook, Quebec, Canada).
  • Paediatric Nutrition Course – The Role of Essential Fatty Acids in Paediatric Nutrition, September 9-10, 2008.
  • International Conference on the Economic Importance of Fisheries and Their Impact on Public Health, Organised by Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition/Ministry of Fisheries Wealth/Sultan Qaboos University/The Mother and Child Foundation, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 8-10 March, 2008.
  • Expert Research Workshop on Omega 3 and Other Essential Nutrients in Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, A Meeting of Food and Behaviour Research in collaboration with the McCarrison Society, Mother and Baby Clinic, Science Centre, London Metropolitan University, March 27th, 2007.
  • The Letten McCarrison & Mother, Child Foundation Symposium, Oct 22nd – 23rd, 2006, Neuroscience and Maternal Nutrition in HIV in Africa; 22nd – “Neuroscience” at the Novartis Foundation; 23rd -“Maternal Nutrition in HIV in Africa” at the Royal Society.
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Marine Sources: Effects of Health and Child Development, Centre National de Formation de Formatuers et D’Ingenerie de Formation, Tunis, Tunisia, May 18th-20th, 2006.
  • Generating Healthy Brains – Nutrients and Hormones in Development: mental health through coordinated care of life’s beginnings, The Innholders Hall, 30 College Street, Dowgate Hill, London, 17th January 2006.
  • Report on Dr Hibbeln’s presentation in this meeting in Economist (19 January Edition) . Dr Hibbeln presented with the Cleave Award.
  • 4th World Congress of Cellular and Molecular Biology Association: Docosahexaenoic Acid – A Molecule with a 600 million year history in Neural Signalling, Cellular and Molecular Biology Association, Poiters, France, 7-12th October 2005.
  • The Letten – McCarrison Symposium on Brain Function and Dysfunction, The Royal Society, London 14th May 2004.
  • A McCarrison Society Conference: “The Elements of Health and Disease in the Soil”, Institute of Physics, London, 20th November 2003.
  • A McCarrison Society Conference: Nutrition and School Children – Health Implications of the abandonment of Nutrition Education, The Medical Society of London, London, 14th November 2002.
  • Caroline Walker Trust Lecture: by Professor Michael A Crawford, Chairman, McCarrison Society, The Royal Society, London, 26th October 2002.
  • The Anne Gibson Memorial Lecture: Infant Nutrition a Peroxisomal Disease, University of North London, 6th March 2002.
  • A McCarrison Society Conference: Human Genome Project, Nutrition, Health and Food Policy, The Medical Society of London, London, 19th September 2001.
  • A New Light on Human Origins, The Zoological Society Meeting Room – Regents Park, London, 22nd September 2000.
  • Maternal Nutrition as the Key to the Health and Ability of the Child, Royal Society of Medicine, London, 2nd December 1999.
  • Nutrition and Health of Children. A Global Responsibility. Medical Society of London, London, January 1996.
  • The Health of the Nation Depends on the Mother and Child, Royal Society of Medicine, London, November 1993.