We are excited to be organizing a programme that represents the best of longitudinal, developmental research in psychology, psychiatry, criminology, and sociology. The 2016 programme will offer an impressive breadth of studies comprising biological approaches to the study of psychopathology, life course studies of criminality, developmental epidemiology, and new methodological approaches.
In addition to a packed programme of symposia and posters, we are pleased to announce that the LHRS 2016 meeting will include two keynotes :



  • David Farrington, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology
    Intergenerational Transmission of Official and Self-Reported Offending

    Abstract: In the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development, 411 London males have been followed up from age 8 to age 48 in interviews and from age 10 to age 56 in criminal records.  These males are termed generation 2 (G2), while their biological parents are termed generation 1 (G1), and their biological children are termed generation 3 (G3). This paper compares the convictions of 343 adult G3 sons (searched up to the median age of 29) with the convictions of their G2 fathers up to the same age. There was significant intergenerational transmission of convictions, since 43% of the sons of convicted fathers were themselves convicted, compared with 18% of the sons of unconvicted fathers. There was significant intergenerational transmission of burglary, serious and minor theft, violence, threatening behaviour, carrying an offensive weapon, and serious motoring offences. Between 2004 and 2013, 551 out of 653 G3 children aged at least 18 (84%) were interviewed at an average age of 25.  The self-reports of offending by the G3 males are compared with the self-reports of offending by the G2 males at ages 18 and 32.  There was evidence of intergenerational transmission of self-reported burglary, theft from vehicles, assault, marijuana use, and motoring offences.  This paper also investigates possible mediators between G2 and G3 official and self-reported offending, and draws implications for the prevention of intergenerational transmission.



  • Tineke Oldehinkel, Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology of Common Mental Disorders

    Title: Adolescent outcomes of early adversities: A tale of a complex relationship

    Abstract: Living creatures are shaped by the their experiences in a constant process of adaptation. These experiences accumulate and so their relative weight diminishes across the lifespan. In children, the relative weight of new experience is high, and children’s developing brains are programmed to learn like in no other life phase. Early adversities can thus have a major impact on later mental and physical health outcomes. However, the nature of impact of exposure to adversities early in life on further development is less straightforward than it may seem at first sight. In this presentation, I will address and illustrate a couple of issues that manifest the complexity of this association: (1) early adversities do not lead to unfavorable outcomes in every person, (2) the extent to which early adversities increase risk is measure- and context-dependent, and (3) the consequences of early adversities depend on their timing. In addition, I will focus on a potentially promising, yet thorny, avenue towards better understanding of how adversities can get under the skin: epigenetic processes.




Wednesday May 25, 2016

5.00-7.00pm welcome reception (Amsterdamse Academische Club)


Thursday May 26, 2016

8.30-9.00 Welcome address

9.00-10.30 am parallel session/symposium 1

10.30-11.00 am coffee break

11.00am-12.30 pm parallel session/symposium 2

12.30-1.30 pm lunch

1.30-2.30 pm keynote prof. Tineke Oldehinkel

2.30-4.00 pm parallel session/symposium 3

4.00-5.30 pm poster session and reception (Trippenhuis)


Friday May 27, 2016

8.30-10.00 am parallel session/symposium 4

10.00-10.30 am coffee break

10.30am-12.00 pm parallel session/symposium 5

12.00-1.00 pm lunch & poster session II

1.00-2.00 pm keynote prof. David Farrington

2.00-3.30 pm parallel session/symposium 6

3.30-4.00 pm coffee break

4.00-5.30 pm parallel session/symposium 7

5.45-6.45 pm boat trip

7.00 pm dinner (De Waag)


Saturday May 28, 2016

8.30-10.00 am parallel session/symposium 8

10.00-10.30 am coffee break

10.30am-12.00 pm parallel session/symposium 9


You can download the full programme here


Social programme

The social programme will include a welcome reception at Wednesday May 25 and a reception during the poster session Thursday afternoon.

In addition, participants are invited to join us on Friday for a canal cruise to discover Amsterdam by water, followed by a conference dinner.

The boat will take us across the famous canals to see the beautiful attractions of the historic city. It will depart at 5.45 pm from the conference venue and will leave us at the dinner venue at 6.45 pm.

Dinner is arranged at restaurant In de Waag (“Weigh House”), in the oldest remaining non-religious building in Amsterdam. This characteristic monumental structure was built in 1488 on Nieuwmarkt square, in the heart of Amsterdam. It was originally a city gate and part of the walls of Amsterdam. Before housing a restaurant, it served as a guildhall, museum, fire station and anatomical theatre. In this historic city gate, lit by 300 candles, restaurant In de Waag will prepare us a three course dinner in a classical culinary style (drinks included).






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