Launched in 2017, Health Matters is a series of dynamic public lectures featuring renowned researchers and clinicians. Attendees enjoy fine food and beverages while hearing directly from subject matter experts in an environment that encourages discussion about matters that impact the health of you and your loved ones.

How the first 1000 Days affect lifelong health

Wed 11 Apr 2018 5:30pm8:00pm


Customs House, Queen St, Brisbane
The Long Room

Building a healthy baby isn’t just about genetics. 

These first 1000 days of life offer a window of opportunity to create a healthy future for your baby.

Join our expert panel as they discuss the latest developments in preconception and IVF, the implications of events at birth, societal impacts on children’s health and what you can do to help prevent disease and disability before it occurs.

Cost:  $20 per person (includes drinks and canapés served pre-and post-lecture)

Speaker bios

Professor Hayden HomerProfessor Hayden Homer

The inaugural Christopher Chen Chair in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Queensland, Hayden is a fertility specialist and gynaecologist at the RBWH and the Queensland Fertility Group. He has a vast background in fertility research.

Dr Tracey BjorkmanDr Tracey Bjorkman

A Lions Medical Research Foundation Senior Research Fellow at UQ’s Perinatal Research Centre. Tracey’s research focusses on understanding how brain injury occurs in newborns with the hope of developing therapies to such injury.


Professor Karen MoritzProfessor Karen Moritz

Director of UQ’s Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) and an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. Karen’s research is focused on understanding how prenatal perturbations contribute to an increased risk of developing disease in adulthood.