Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Causal Methods in Early-Life Research:
An Interdisciplinary Workshop

25 – 27 September 2024, Bad Kreuznach (close to Frankfurt, Germany)

Abstract Submission System

Call for Abstracts & Preliminary Programme (PDF)

Please submit your abstract via our online submission system no later than 30 April 2024.

Establishing causal evidence for relationships between early-life exposures and later-life health and human capital outcomes is an important tool for understanding long-term trajectories from the earliest life stages, offering new opportunities for developing health and economic interventions.

By bringing together experts from economics, epidemiology, medicine, the social sciences and other disciplines, this workshop seeks to underscore the value of integrating disciplinary methodologies in investigating causal effects in early-life research. We aim to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, exploration of synergistic research methods, and discussions on the current state of the field.

The on-site workshop will contain interactive components, as well as talks, a poster session, and a keynote lecture (see preliminary program). The keynote will be held by Maya Rossin-Slater, health economist and Associate Professor of Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine.


Abstracts: We invite contributions of quantitative work from researchers at all career stages from any of the above-mentioned disciplines.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2024. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by May 15, 2024.

Costs: Participation is free of charge and includes a social event, as well as meals.

Travel grants: A limited number of travel grants are available (see abstract submission form).


For more details and the preliminary program, click here. For inquiries, please contact Fabienne Pradella (

We look forward to welcoming you in Rhine-Hesse!

The organizational committee (Fabienne Pradella, Nathalie Lambrecht, Reyn van Ewijk, Sabine Gabrysch)


This workshop is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA), the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of project 455841434, as well as funds from Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.