Mental illness / brain disorders
now exceed all other EU burdens of ill-health, in 2004 costing €386 billion1

This cutting-edge joint conference brings together PSYCHOLOGY & NUTRITION to show how nutrition, hormones and genomics are powerfully affecting future generations.

Generating Healthy Brains

Nutrients, Hormones and Genomics in Development:
mental health through coordinated care of life’s beginnings.

Tuesday 17 January 2006
at the Innholders2 Hall 30 College Street, Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2RH
(next to Cannon St Station . . directions to Hall below)
Certificate of attendance can be provided

The McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health,
The Institute of Brain Chemistry & Human Nutrition (IBCHN)2 &
The International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM)


Professor Michael Crawford PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, FRCPath Director, The Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition (IBCHN), London Metropolitan University.

9.30 – 9.40

9.40 – 10.10
The coming together of our Societies. CONFERENCE PRESIDENT
Dr Ludwig Janus MD – The International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM) President 1995-2005, Heidelberg.

Preconception to late adolescence; key impacts on brain development & function.
Simon House MA – McCarrison Society & ISPPM, scientific writer.

From past to present; evolution and epigenetics.
David Marsh Dip Agric - McCarrison Society, scientific writer.

10.10 – 10.50

Nutrition, the brain and mental ill health. CLEAVE LECTURE
Dr Joseph Hibbeln MD – Chief of Outpatient Clinic, Lab of Membrane Biophysics and Biochemistry, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, US Public Health Service Commander.

10.50 – 11.20

Professor Vivette Glover PhD, Perinatal Psychobiology, Imperial College London.

11.20 – 11.50
Priorities for brain science; making a difference.
Dr Richard Ashcroft PhD – Reader in Biomedical Ethics, Imperial College, London.

11.50 – 12.20
Our changing diet; deficits and disorders.
David Thomas DC – nutritionist, chiropractor.

12.20 – 13.00

The significance of genomic imprinting for brain development and behaviour.
Professor Barry Keverne FRS, FMedSci – Behavioural Neuroscience, King's College, Cambridge.
13.00 – 14.00

Dr Rupert Linder MD – gynaecology, obstetrics, psychosomatic-related nutrition and psychotherapy, Birkenfeld, Germany, ISPPM President.

14.00 – 14.30
'Brainfoods': Modulating brain structure and function.
Dr JD Bell PhD, MRI Unit, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London.

14.30 – 15.00
The effects of maternal anxiety or stress during pregnancy
on the fetus and the long-term development of the child.

Professor Vivette Glover PhD, Perinatal Psychobiology, Imperial College London.

15.00 – 15.30

From tribal life to civilisation’s sedentary life;
changes in nurture, birth and social life.

Dr Ludwig Janus MD – ISPPM President 1995-2005, Heidelberg.

15.30 – 15.50



Dr Ludwig Janus MD – ISPPM President 1995-2005, Heidelberg.
15.50 – 16.20

A psycho-soma integration perspective in psychotherapy with parents & infants.
Dr Antonella Sansone – ISPPM, Psychologist, Infant Massage Teacher, Author.

16.20 – 16.30
'New Parenting’, prenatal & perinatal care, psychotherapy.
Terence Dowling – Depth Psychosomatologist, Heidelberg, ISPPM.
(In Terence's unfortunate absence his main points will be presented.)

16.30 – 17.00

Attention deficit disorders – drugs or nutrition?
Toshiko Matsudaira – Institute of Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College London.

17.00 – 17.10
BREAK of ten minutes

Kate Start, Dietician and Management Consultant.

17.10 - 17.15
Presentation by Jan Katzen-Luchenta.

17.15 - 17.30

Into the future; avoiding the cost of folly.
Jack Winkler – Food Health Research, London.

17.30 – 18.30
Discussion on the implications
Audience participation.

18.30 – 21.00

1 EU Journal of Neurology, “Cost of Disorders of the Brain in Europe” (2004, excluding cerebral palsy) vol 12, Suppl 1 pages 1-92, June 2005.

2 The Institute of Brain Chemistry & Human Nutrition is profoundly grateful to The Worshipful Company of Innholders for their most generous grant of The Innholders’ Research Fellowship of well over £100,000, contributing substantially to effective and lasting mother-child healthcare.

The Worshipful Company of Innholders