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Research findings from the King Lab have been presented at a variety of national and international conferences. 

Presented Talks

Suzanne King, Karène Brenner, Aihua Liu, David P. Laplante, & Ridha Joober (September 2008). Cortisol Response to a Psychosocial Stressor in Schizophrenia: Blunted, Delayed or Normal? Society for Research in Psychology. Pittsburgh, Pensylvania 

Abstracts and Presentations in the Past 3 Years

King, S., Laplante, D. P., Brunet, A., Walder, D.J., Hurd, P.L., & Ciampi, A.  (2009) Exposure to Prenatal Maternal Stress Predicts Development Resembling that of High Risk and Pre-Schizophrenic Children. The International Prodromal Research Network (IPRN), San Diego, March 26-27, 2009.

Massé, M., Liu, A., Joober, R. & King, S. (2009)More Premorbid Cannabis Use with the Val Allele of the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Gene Associated with Increased Risk for Schizophrenia. The International Prodromal Research Network (IPRN), San Diego, March 26-27, 2009.

King, S., Laplante, D. P., Brunet, A., Walder, D.J., Hurd, P.L., & Ciampi, A.  (2009) Exposure to Prenatal Maternal Stress Predicts Development Resembling that of High Risk and Pre-Schizophrenic Children. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, San Diego, March 28 – April 1, 2009. Published in Schizophrenia Research, 35: Supplement 1, page 80.

Massé, M., Liu, A., Joober, R. & King, S. (2009) More Premorbid Cannabis Use with the Val Allele of the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Gene Associated with Increased Risk for Schizophrenia. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, San Diego, March 28 – April 1, 2009. Published in Schizophrenia Research, 35: Supplement 1, page 78.

Laplante, D. P., Bouchard, I., Hurd, P.L., Brunet, A., & King, K. (2009). Project Ice Storm: Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress on Physical Development. Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO, April 2 – 4, 2009.

King, S., Laplante, D. P., Brunet, A., Walder, D.J., Ciampi, A.  (2009) Exposure to Prenatal Maternal Stress Predicts Development Resembling that of High Risk and Pre-Schizophrenic Children. Poster: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009. Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s213.  

Papastergiou, M. & King, S. (2009).  Association Between Expressed Emotion and Risk Factors in Schizophrenia. Poster: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009.  Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s212.

Pierre, K., Laplante, D.P., & King, S.  (2009). The Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress and Maternal Illness on Temperament in 6-Month Old Infants.  Poster: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009.  Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s226.

Valiquette, L.,  King, S., Brenner, K., Lupien, S., and Joober, R.  (2009). Association Between Self-Reported Childhood Maltreatment and Cortisol Profiles in Psychotic Patients. Poster: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009.   Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s215.

King, S., Garneau, H.C., Brunet, A., & Laplante, D.P. (2009) Blunted Cortisol Response to Vaccination Stress Associated with More Behavior Problems in Preschoolers Exposed to Stress In Utero. Poster : Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009.  Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s174.

Deschènes, S., Laplante, D. P. & King, S. (2009). Project Ice Storm: Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress, Resting Heart Rate on the Development of Externalizing Behaviours in 8½ year-old Children. Poster: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009.  Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s226.

Laplante, D. P., Fraser, S., Brunet, A., Ciampi, A., Schmitz, N., & King, S. (2009). Prenatal Exposure to a Natural Disaster Increases Risk for Obesity in 5 ½ Year Old Children. Paper: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009. Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s23.

Laplante, D. P., Bouchard, I., Hurd, P. L., Brunet, A., & King, S. (2009). Project Ice Storm: Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress on Physical Development. Poster: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009. Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s174.

Laplante, D.P., Fraser, S., & King, S. (2009). Prenatal Maternal Stress Affects Fetal Growth. Poster: Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, April 22-25, 2009. Published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37 (S1), s174.

Papastergiou, M.C. & King, S. (2009). L’Association entre Émotions Exprimées et Facteurs de Risque de la Schizophrènie. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 77th Congrès de l’Association Francophone pour le Savoir – ACFAS, Ottawa, Ontario, May 11-15, 2009.

Charil  A, Czechowska Y, Malla, A, Joober R., Laplante DP, King, S (2009). Effects of Child Abuse and/or Neglect on Hippocampal Volumes in First Episode Psychosis Patients. Presented at the International Society of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry meeting, September 9 – 12, 2009, Atlanta. 

King, S., Garneau, H.C., Brunet, A., Laplante, D.P. (2009).  Blunted Cortisol Response to Vaccination Stress Associated with More Behavior Problems in Preschoolers Exposed to Stress In Utero.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, September 10 – 13, 2009, Minneapolis.

King, S., Laplante, DP., Brunet, A., Hurd, P., Schmitz, N.  & Charil, A. (2009). Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress from a Natural Disaster on Childhood Outcomes: Project Ice Storm. Poster presented at the Society of Toxicology PPTOXII Meeting, Miami, December 7-10, 2009.

Charil, A., Lepage, M., Czechowska, Y., Joober, R., Laplante, DP. & King, S. (2010) Relation between child abuse and/or neglect and hippocampal volumes, and cortical thickness, in first episode psychosis patients. Poster presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN), Estoril, Portugal, June 6-9, 2010.

Charil, A., Laplante, DP., Chupin, M., Colliot, O., Paus, T., Pruessner, JC., Schmitz, N., Brunet, A., Walder, DJ. & King, S. (2010) Breastfeeding under stress during infancy is associated with hippocampal volume, cortisol stress response, and internalizing problems in adolescence. Poster presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN), Estoril, Portugal, June 6-9, 2010.

Charil, A.,  Laplante, D.P.,  Chupin, M., Colliot, O., Paus, T., Pruessner, J., Schmitz, N.,  Brunet, A.,  & S. King (2010). Breastfeeding under stress due to a natural disaster affects children’s hippocampus, stress response, and behavior. Oral presentation (and poster) given at the Parental Brain conference, Edinburgh, September 1 – 4, 2010.

King, S.,  Laplante, D.P.,  Brunet, A.,  Hurd, P.,  Schmitz, N. & Charil, A.(2010). Effects of prenatal maternal stress from a natural disaster on childhood outcomes: Project Ice Storm. Poster presented at the Parental Brain conference, Edinburgh, September 1 – 4, 2010.

Charil, A., Laplante, D.P., Vaillancourt, C. & King, S. (2010). Prenatal Maternal Stress and Brain Development. Poster presented at the Parental Brain conference, Edinburgh, September 1 – 4, 2010.

King, S. & Papastergiou, M. (2010). Expressed Emotion and Long-Term (10-15 year) Clinical and Psychosocial Outcomes in Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. October 7 – 10, 2010. Seattle.

King, S., Brenner, K., St-Hilaire, A., Liu, A. (2010) Cortisol response to psychosocial stress and coping style interact to predict quality of life in schizophrenia.  Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, October 7 – 10, 2010. Seattle.

King, S., Laplante, D. P., Brunet, A., Liao, Q., Schmitz, N. (2010).  Transmission of Maternal Stress in Pregnancy to the Unborn Child: Project Ice Storm. Symposium paper presented at International Society for Traumatic Studies, Montreal, November 4 – 6, 2010.

Charil, A., Laplante, D.P., Paus, T., Pruessner, J., Brunet, A., King, S. (2010) Breastfeeding under stress during infancy is associated with hippocampal volume, cortisol stress response, and internalizing problems in adolescence. Poster presented at International Society for Traumatic Studies, Montreal, November 4 – 6, 2010.

Laplante, D. P., Brunet, A., Grizenko, N., Schmitz, N., King, S., (2010). Prenatal Maternal Stress from a Natural Disaster Affects Intellectual and Language Development in Children: Project Ice Storm. Poster presented at International Society for Traumatic Studies, Montreal, November 4 – 6, 2010.

Charil, A., Lepage, M., Joober, R., Laplante, D. P., King, S. (2010). Relation between child abuse and/or neglect and hippocampal volumes, and cortical thickness, in first episode psychosis patients. Poster presented at International Society for Traumatic Studies, Montreal, November 4 – 6, 2010.

Laplante, D.P., Brunet, A., Hurd, P., Walder, D.J., Charil, A., Dancause, K.N., Schmitz, N. & King, S. (2010). Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress on Cognitive, Behavioural, and Physical Outcomes across Childhood: Project Ice Storm. Presented at the annual meeting of the Life History Research Society, Montreal, October 14 – 17, 2010.

Walder, D.J., Sousa-Pires, A.I., Laplante, D.P., Brunet, A., & King, S. (2010).  Prenatal Maternal Stress Exposure and Autism Traits Among Offspring at Age 6.5 Years: The 1998 Quebec Ice Storm. Presented at the annual meeting of the Life History Research Society, Montreal, October 14 – 17, 2010.

Dancause, K.N., Laplante, D.P., Fraser, S., Brunet, A., Ciampi, A., Schmitz, N., & King, S. (2010). Prenatal exposure to a natural disaster increases risk for obesity in children. Presented at the 3rd Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, Hamilton, Ontario, October 28 – 29, 2010.

O’Hara, M. W., King, S., Laplante, D., Nylen, K., McCabe, J., Williamson, J. A. (2010 October). Maternal stress during pregnancy: Impact on maternal and child outcomes over 16-months. The Marcé Society International Biennial Scientific Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.

McCabe, J. E., Williamson, J. A., & O’Hara, M. W. (2010 October). Perceived parenting stress and child temperament: The role of maternal anxiety. The Marcé Society International Biennial Scientific Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.

Williamson, J. A., McCabe, J. E., & O’Hara, M. W. (2010 October).  Contextual measurement of psychosocial factors related to depression and anxiety in early motherhood. The Marcé Society International Biennial Scientific Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.

McCabe, J., Williamson, A., & O’Hara, M. W. (2010, February).  The impact of maternal anxiety on the parenting experience.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology, Richmond, VA.

King, S., Massé, M., Liu, A., Joober, R., Malla, A. (2010). Premorbid Marijuana Use Increases Psychotic Symptoms and Risk for Schizophrenia in COMT Val Allele Carriers.  Poster presented at the International Conference on Early Psychosis, Amsterdam, December 1 – 4, 2010.

King, S., Massé, M., Joober, R., Malla, A. (2010). Explaining Variance in Premorbid Cannabis Consumption in Schizophrenia Patients and Controls.  Poster presented at the International Conference on Early Psychosis, Amsterdam, December 1 – 4, 2010.

King, S., Pierre, K., Joober, R., Malla, A. (2010). Differentiating the Schizophrenia Prodrome from a “Bad Patch” in Community Controls.  Poster presented at the International Conference on Early Psychosis, Amsterdam, December 1 – 4, 2010.

King, S., Laplante, D.P., Brunet, A., Marsolais, Y., & Ciampi, A.. Prenatal maternal stress from a natural disaster effects both cognitive and behavioural development at ages 5 and 8 years: Project Ice Storm.  Presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, March 31 – April 2, 2011.

Charil, A., Lepage, M., Czechowska, Y., Joober, R., Laplante, D. P., King, S.  Relation Between Child Abuse and/or Neglect and Hippocampal Volumes, and Cortical Thickness, in First Episode Psychosis Patients. To be presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, March 31 – April 2, 2011.

Charil, A., Laplante, D.P., Chupin, M., Colliot, O., Paus, T., Pruessner, J., Schmitz, N., Brunet, A., Walder, D.J., King, S.. Breastfeeding Under Stress in Infancy is Linked to Hippocampal Volume, Stress Response, and Internalizing Problems in Adolescence.  Presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, March 31 – April 2, 2011.

Laplante, D.P., Dancause, K.N., Ruiz-Culebro, C., Fraser, S., & King, S.. Prenatal maternal stress impacts fetal outcomes: Project Ice Storm. Presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, March 31 – April 2, 2011.

Laplante, D.P., Brunet, A., & King, S. Prenatal Maternal Stress from a Natural Disaster and 1st Trimester Maternal Illness Predict Temperament Status in 6 Month-Olds. Presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, March 31 – April 2, 2011.

Turcotte-Tremblay, A-M., Lim, R., Yelle Béland, A., Huang, Y., Laplante, D.P., Kobzik, L., Brunet, A., & King, S. Does Stress During Pregnancy Increase the Risk for Asthma in 11 ½ Year Old Offspring? To be presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, March 31 – April 2, 2011.

Dancause, KN, Laplante, DP., Fraser, S., Ruiz-Culebro, C., Brunet, A., Ciampi, A., Schmitz, N., & King, S.  Impact of prenatal maternal stress on birth outcomes and physical growth: Project Ice Storm. Podium presentation at the 36th annual meeting of the Human Biology Association, Minneapolis, April 2011. Am J Hum Biol 23(2) 255-6.

Masse, M., King, S., Joober, R., Malla, M. (2011). Explaining Variance in Premorbid Marijuana Consumption in Schizophrenia Patients and Controls [Abstract], Schizophrenia Bulletin, supplement 1, 37, 55.  

Past Conference organized by the King Lab

Climate Change and Disasters: Potential Effects on Pregnant Women and Their Children

The Prenatal Maternal Stress Research Group at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (Suzanne King, Ph.D., David P. Laplante, Ph.D., and Arnaud Charil, Ph.D.) organized a conference entitled "Climate Change and Disasters: Potential Effects on Pregnant Women and Their Children", held on January 28, 29, and 30 2009. The aims of the three-day conference were to review the current knowledge about the effects of prenatal maternal stress on the foetus [Day 1], the effects of prenatal maternal stress on brain development in animals and humans [Day 2], and the effects of disasters on populations, in particular women and children [Day 3]. The overall goal of the conference was to reach consensus about research needs, gaps and opportunities to help design future studies involving natural and/or man-made disasters on human populations.

Conference Poster [.pdf]
Conference Schedule [.pdf]