February 6th CIFAR symposium honours the late Clyde Hertzman

Join the live webcast of "From Cell to Society: Creating a world where all children can succeed", presented by the Canadian Institutue for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Chaired by Alan Bernstein, President and CEO of CIFAR, this symposium brings together the extended CIFAR community to continue the work that Clyde began. From Cell to Society explores the archeology of biological embedding – the layers and interconnections of development affected by experience – and points to ways in which the science can inform policies and interventions to give all children a better chance.

8:45 am to 6:30 pm (EST)  (5:45 am to 3:30 pm PST)
February 6, 2014
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Physician and epidemiologist Clyde Hertzman spent a long and distinguished career studying how childhood experiences profoundly influence adult health and achievement. Clyde recognized that differences in the early environment would turn up decades later in differences in health outcomes, educational attainment, career success, and a host of other indicators. Coining the term “biological embedding,” he challenged generations of scientists to “get under the skin” to explain the cellular and genetic mechanisms at play. With equal resolve, he called upon practitioners, community leaders and policymakers to develop evidence-based interventions and supportive communities to create a world where all children could succeed.

Clyde Hertzman was a long-serving senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Over the course of 25 years, he contributed to four CIFAR programs, and was a driving force behind two programs – Successful Societies and Child & Brain Development – at the time of his death.