27th April - EPINOR 2nd Online Conference

EPINOR will host a second national online conference for EPINOR members. Line Vold from the National Institute of Public Health will hold an opening speech – and senior researchers are assigned to comment in the parallel topic sessions.

For attendance please register here – open to all – once you have registered, you will receive a meeting link the day before. 

For any questions, you are welcome to contact epinor@uit.no

Program below the pictures

Program EPINOR Online Conference


Schedule Name Title
09:00-09:05 Torkjel Sandanger                                                Welcome
09:05-09:20 Line Vold Comments on the role of epidemiology during the last COVID-19 years
09:20-09:30 Break
Topic: Cesarean section
Chair: Atle Kongsvold – Senior: Professor Tom Ivar Nilsen
09:30-09:45 Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg Are changes in maternal risk factors associated with observed changes in the proportion of births by caesarean section? A descriptive population-based registry study from Norway 1999-2016
09:45-10:00 Yeneabeba Sima Cesarean delivery in nulliparous, singleton, cephalic, term pregnancies, and recurrence in Norway, 1967-2014: A register-based study
10:00-10:10 Break
Topic: Maternal health
Chair: Dagrun Daltveit – Senior: Professor Torkjel Sandanger
10:10-10:25 Karolina S. Mæland Complications during pregnancy and childbirth in immigrant women giving birth in Norway
10:25-10:40 Prativa Basnet Long-term Cardiovascular Mortality in Mothers with Singleton and Twin Births: A Family-Based Approach
10:40-10:45 Break
Topic: Diabetes type 2
Chair: Mats Fjeld – Senior: Professor Magne Thoresen
10:45-11:00 Dolley Charles Longitudinal changes in concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (1986-2016) and their associations with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
11:00-11:15 Closing by Magne Thoresen

Last online conference program in November 2020: 


Chair: Mats Kirkeby Fjeld, Senior: Torkjel Sandanger, Trond Riise

09:20                     Young-onset Type 2 Diabetes: Clinical Outcomes in Norwegian General Practice, Katrina Tiballs

09:35                     Pre- and post-diagnostic blood profiles of perfluoroalkyl acids in type 2 diabetes mellitus cases and controls, Dolley Charles

09:50                     Break


Health service and social inequalities
Chair: Atle Austnes Kongsvold, Senior: Per Nafstad

10:00                     A cross-country study of subjective social status: The relative importance of education, income and ‘the silver spoon’, Marie Hella Lindberg

10:15                    Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight, height and BMI trajectories in Norway: the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study, Teferi Mekonnen

10:30                     Health anxiety is positively associated with somatic specialist healthcare use in a general, adult population: The Tromsø Study, Anja Davis Nordbye

10:45                     Break

10:55                     Continuity of care in patients with chronic disease: a registry-based observational study, Sahar Pahlavanyali

11:10                     Trends in selected maternal risk factors and cesarean section rates: a population-based study over 18 years using data from the Norwegian Medical Birth Registry, Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg

11:25                     Lunch


Chair: Dagrun Slettebø Daltveit, Senior: Tom Ivar Lund Nilsen, Trude Eid Robsahm

12:15                     Cancer risk in individuals with major birth defects: A large Nordic population-based case-control study among children, adolescents, and adults, Dagrun Slettebø Daltveit


12:30                     Trends in cervical adenocarcinoma in Norway – a registry based study, Xin Liu

12:45                     Survival among women with true, minimal signs, or missed interval breast cancer, Kaitlyn M Tsuruda

13:00                    Break

13:10                     Combined lifestyle factors and the risks for common cancers in the Norwegian Women and Cancer Study, Sairah L F Chen

13:25                     Use of immunomodulating drugs and risk of cutaneous melanoma: A nationwide nested case-control study, Leon Alexander Mclaren Berge

13:40                     Break


Chair: Erlend Hoftun Farbu, Senior: Magne Thoresen, Torkjel Sandanger, Karl-Christian Nordby

13:50                     An EPIC predictor of gestational age shows excellent precision in newborns conceived by assisted reproductive technologies, Kristine Løkås Haftorn

14:05                     Identifying new genetic markers for maximal oxygen uptake, Marie Klevjer

14:20                     Associations between gene expression in whole-blood with body mass index and weight change among cancer-free women in the Norwegian Women and Cancer postgenome cohort, Nikita Baiju

14:35                    Round up – Erlend Hoftun Farbu




19:00 Conference dinner has regretfully been postponed to a later suitable date - more information will follow


ECTS: It is possible to apply for ECTS' if you present (exluding NTNU-students). 

EPINOR will make sure there are senior researchers, relevant to your work, who will listen and comment on the presentation. The deadline for submission of abstracts is set to October 9th.  

Program: Save both dates 9th November 2020! The conference will last for one or two days - depending on the amount of abstracts submitted. 

A detailed program will be sent to all EPINOR-members within mid October.    


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