Klein M, Shearer JE, Mohammad SM, Ferraro ZM, Holcik MH, Bainbridge SB, Adamo KB. Second trimester serum metabolomic profiles can predict excessive gestational weight gain. Developmental Origins Adult Health Disease Annual Conference. Rotterdam, Netherlands. June 2017.

Ferraro ZM. Applying the 5 As of healthy pregnancy weight gain to midwifery care. Ottawa South Midwives. May 11, 2017.

Denize KM., Archarya N., Ferraro ZM., Harvey ALJ., Adamo KB. The effects of culture on guideline discordant gestational weight gain: A systematic review. Canadian Obesity Summit, Calgary, Alberta. April 26-28, 2017.

Ferraro ZM. How to talk about healthy eating & weight gain in prenatal classes: Using the prenatal education key messages. Invited webinar series for the Best Start Resource Centre Canada. March 16/29, 2017.

Ferraro ZM. Weight Management 101: Finding a ‘Healthy’ Balance. Carleton University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Invited guest lecture for Principles of Health. March 4, 2017.

Ferraro ZM. Exercise prescription in pregnancy: what MDs need to know? University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine – Women’s Health Interest Group. December 1, 2016.

Ferraro ZM. Pregnancy, weight gain, and the developmental origins of obesity. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine – Obesity Interest Group. November 8, 2016.

ALJ Harvey, ZM Ferraro, GS Goldfield, EJ Keely, M Walker, NJ Barrowman, KB Adamo. Moderate to vigorous physical activity during pregnancy influences offspring growth. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Oct 12-15, 2016, Victoria, British Columbia.

Ferraro ZM. Tips & Tricks for a Successful Presentation: The Art of Scientific Story Telling. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences. September 21, 2016.

ZM Ferraro. Physical activity & pregnancy: Clinical recommendations. Invited Lecture for the uOttawa MD program Exercise is Medicine Interest Group. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. November 16, 2015.

Maisoon Al Mugbel, ZM. Ferraro, Rachael Page, Nasser Al Abbad, Tinghua Zhang, Nathalie Lepage, Karen Fung Kee Fung. First trimester nuchal translucency in twin pregnancy as a predictor of birth weight discordance. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. (poster)

Maisoon Al Mugbel, ZM. Ferraro, Rachael Page, Nasser Al Abbad, Tinghua Zhang, Nathalie Lepage, Karen Fung Kee Fung. First trimester crown-rump length in twin pregnancy as a predictor of birth weight discordance. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. (oral)

Moretti, A. Meija, ZM. Ferraro, T. Zhang, J. Brown-Broderick, T. Le, K. Fung Kee Fung. A comparison of Risk of Malignancy Index (RMI-2) with subjective sonographic assessment of adnexal masses. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. (oral)

Moretti, A. Meija, ZM. Ferraro, T. Zhang, J. Brown-Broderick, G. Jones, T. Le, K. Fung Kee Fung. A preliminary comparison of the IOTA Simple Rules with the Risk of Malignancy index RMI-2 for the evaluation of adnexal masses within a Canadian tertiary care centre. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. (oral)

Ferraro ZM. Are Health Canada’s pregnancy weight gain guidelines too liberal for patients with obesity? Invited Grand Rounds at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Toronto, ON. May 29, 2015.

Ferraro ZM, Page R, Zhang T, Al-Mugbel M, Fung-Kee-Fung K. Maternal overweight and obesity are not associated with birth weight discordance in twin pregnancies. European Congress on Obesity. Prague, Czech Republic. May 6-9. (oral and poster)

Ferraro ZM. Pregnancy weight gain: What’s the limit? How to stay within it? Invited keynote for the Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (OSNPPH) annual conference. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. May 7, 2015.

Ferraro ZM. Developmental origins of obesity: Inheritance or recapitulation? Invited oral presentation for fetal programming workshop. The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit. Toronto, ON. April 28 – May 2, 2015.

Ferraro ZM. K Adamo. Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain: Moving Towards the Next Generation of Smart Moms. Awarded best new professional oral presentation at The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit. Toronto, ON. April 28 – May 2, 2015.

Ferraro ZM. Pregnancy weight gain and the developmental origins of obesity: Public health perspectives. Invited keynote – uOttawa resident physician academic day for Preventive Medicine & Public Health. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. April 24, 2015.

Danilo Fernandes da Silva, Zachary Michael Ferraro, Kristi Bree Adamo, Fabiana Andrade Machado. Endurance running training guided by heart rate variability in young women: effects on performance. Human Kinetics Graduate Student Annual Research Day. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. April 10, 2015.

ZM Ferraro. Physical activity & pregnancy: Clinical recommendations. Guest Lecture for Professor Saunders at the University of Prince Edward Island. March 25, 2015.

ZM Ferraro. Pregnancy weight gain: What’s the limit? How to stay within it? Invited keynote –  uOttawa Family Medicine Academic Day on Weight Management. Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa, ON. March 20, 2015.

ZM Ferraro. Tips & Tricks for a Successful Presentation: The do’s and don’ts of Scientific Story Telling. MFM Fellow Academic Learning Session. The Ottawa General Hospital. March 2, 2015.

ZM Ferraro. Pregnancy weight gain & the developmental origins of obesity. Inceptus Media Nutrition Lecture Series: Current Issues, Trends and Advances in Infant Nutrition. Ottawa, ON. January 21st, 2015

ZM Ferraro. Activity Begins in Childhood (ABC) Randomized Controlled Trial day care provider workshop. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Ottawa, ON. January 19, 2015.

ZM Ferraro. Obesity in preconception and pregnancy: Downstream effects on child obesity. For the Best Start Resource Centre community public health workshop series:

Sault Ste Marie, ON. November 18, 2014.

Kingston, ON. November 27, 2014.

Timmins, ON. December 11, 2014.

Toronto, ON. January 13, 2014.

ZM Ferraro. The 5 A’s of healthy pregnancy weight gain. For the Best Start Resource Centre community public health workshop series:

Sault Ste Marie, ON. November 18, 2014.

Kingston, ON. November 27, 2014.

Timmins, ON. December 11, 2014.

Toronto, ON. January 13, 2014.

ZM Ferraro, Wilson S, Brett KE, Nerenberg K, Goldfield G, Hadjiyannakis S, Walker M, Adamo KB. The timing of gestational weight gain & infant adiposity in the Maternal Obesity Management (MOM) Trial. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. November 13, 2014.

ZM Ferraro. Exercise & Pregnancy: Clinical Recommendations. For the uOttawa MD Program ‘Exercise is Medicine’ local chapter. Ottawa, ON. November 11, 2014.

Adamo KB, Wilson S, Brett KE, Ferraro ZM, Nerenberg K, Goldfield G, Keely E, Hadjiyannakis S, Walker M. The Maternal Obesity Management (MOM) Pilot RCT: A Prenatal Lifestyle Intervention. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, USA. November 2-7, 2014.

ZM Ferraro, Wilson S, Brett KE, Nerenberg K, Goldfield G, Hadjiyannakis S, Walker M, Adamo KB. The timing of gestational weight gain & infant adiposity in the Maternal Obesity Management (MOM) Trial. The Obesity SocietyAnnual Scientific Meeting. Boston, USA. November 2-7, 2014.

ZM Ferraro. Thinking beyond obesity? Understanding the value of healthy pregnancy weight gain. For Toronto Public Health / Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Programs Professional Practice day. Toronto, ON. October 28, 2014.

ZM Ferraro, N Barrowman, D Prud’homme, M Walker, SW Wen, M Rodger, KB Adamo. Gestational weight gain: A comparison of the SOGC and IOM guidelines for patients with obesity. Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) 4th National Conference “Expanding Horizons, Grounding Practice”. Regina, Saskatchewan. October 23-25, 2014.

ZM Ferraro, S Wilson, KE Brett, K Nerenberg, G Goldfield, E Keely, KB Adamo. Associations between objectively measured physical activity, sedentary time and maternal social support and depression indices. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. St. John’s, Newfoundland. October 22-25, 2014.

KE Brett, ZM Ferraro, S Wilson, H Ockenden, K Nerenberg, G Goldfield, E Keely, KB Adamo. Associations between objectively measured physical activity, pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. St. John’s, Newfoundland. October 22-25, 2014.

KE Brett, S Wilson, ZM Ferraro, KB Adamo. Self-report questionnaire overestimates physical activity in pregnancy. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. St. John’s, Newfoundland. October 22-25, 2014.

ZM Ferraro. What to gain? Implementing pregnancy weight gain guidelines at the Ottawa Hospital. The Ottawa Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds. Ottawa, ON. September 24, 2014.

S Al Shamrani, F Moretti, ZM Ferraro, ME Roy-Lacroix, K Fung-Kee-Fung. Second trimester fetal biometric measures: Concordance between 2D and 3D technologies. 24th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Barcelona, Spain. September 14-17, 2014.

F Moretti, ZM Ferraro, ME Roy-Lacroix, K Fung-Kee-Fung. Biometric assessment of the fetal cerebellum vermis in the second trimester using 3D ultrasonography. World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Barcelona, Spain. September 14-17, 2014.

ME Roy-Lacroix, ZM Ferraro, J Greville, K Fung-Kee-Fung Ergonomic assessment of 2D vs. 3D ultrasound for obstetric imaging using validated Strain Index (SI) and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) analyses. World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Barcelona, Spain. September 14-17, 2014.

R Page, ZM Ferraro. Gastroschisis: Sonographic Predictors of Adverse Neonatal Outcome:Quasi-Systematic Review. Ottawa Hospital Research Institute – summer student research day. Ottawa, ON. July 18, 2014.

ZM Ferraro. The healthy kids strategy: weight management in preconception & pregnancy. Part of the webinar series by the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition for dissemination of Ontario Public Health recommendations ‘No time to wait’. July 8th, 2014.

Slides: http://drferraro.ca/slideshows/

Webinar: https://healthnexus.adobeconnect.com/_a1137761304/p1mjd3p13bs/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

ZM Ferraro, N Barrowman, D Prud’homme, M Walker, SW Wen, M Rodger, KB Adamo. Examining the effects of discordant gestational weight gain guidelines on neonatal birth weight. Canadian Obesity Student Meeting – CON Waterloo, ON. June 19, 2014. (runner up – best oral presentation)

ZM Ferraro. The ‘Goldilocks effect’ and the developmental origins of obesity. Dietitians of Canada National Conference. Keynote address for the ‘Achieving Potential for Lifelong Health’ symposium. Ottawa, ON. June 12-14, 2014. keynote

ZM Ferraro. Harmonizing public health messaging – Prenatal weight management.  Ottawa Public Health Advisory Team. Ottawa, ON. June 7, 2014

ZM Ferraro. Preconception and prenatal weight management. Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN). Webinar May 27th, 2014.

ZM Ferraro. What to gain? The link between pregnancy weight gain and child obesity. Ottawa Board of Health Council Meeting. Invited to comment on the Healthy Start – Reproductive Health report recommendations. Ottawa, ON. May 5, 2014.

N Alavi, ZM Ferraro, S Borowiec, Brigitte Bonin. A review of anti-D rhesus prophylaxis administration practices at the Ottawa Hospital. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn care Postgraduate Medical Education Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. May 2, 2014.

ZM Ferraro, N Barrowman, D Prud’homme, M Walker, SW Wen, M Rodger, KB Adamo. Gestational weight gain: A comparison of the SOGC and IOM guidelines for patients with obesity. Society for Gynecological Investigation Annual Scientific Meeting. Florence, Italy. March 27, 2014.

Ferraro ZM. Understanding healthy pregnancy weights and the link to child obesity. Ontario Health Promotion – Health Promo Twitter Chat. March 25, 2014.

Ferraro ZM. Optimizing Maternal-Fetal Outcomes – The Value of Appropriate Weight Gain For All Women and Their Children. Best Start Resource Centre Annual Conference. Toronto, ON. February 26-28, 2014. (keynote) Slides: Link to slide set, You tube: Link to presentation video

Ferraro ZM. Stand up for Healthy Active Living – New perspectives on Pregnancy & Sedentary Time. For the Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team. Rockland, Ontario. December 17, 2013.

Ferraro ZM. Obesity Management – Prevention before Conception. Invited presentation for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario funded symposium on Lifecourse Strategies to Prevent and Manage Child Obesity. Carlington Community Health Centre. Ottawa, ON. November 27th 2013.

Ferraro ZM. A lifecourse approach to prevent and manage child obesity. Invited presenter & facilitator for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario funded workshop on Lifecourse Strategies to Prevent and Manage Child Obesity. Carlington Community Health Centre. Ottawa, ON. November 27th 2013.

Ferraro ZM.  Easy as 1, 2, 3 and A, B, C – Implementing a preschool activity trial. For the Activity Begins in Childhood (ABC) Randomized Controlled Trial day care provider workshop. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Ottawa, ON. November 25th 2013.

Ferraro ZM. Gene-Environment Interactions – Lifestyle & the Metabolic Syndrome. Guest lecturer in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (HSS 2305). Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON. Monday, November 25th2013.

Ferraro ZM. Appropriate weight gain, physical activity and nutrition for a healthy pregnancy. Keynote address presented at the 4th International Congress on Sport Pedagogy. State University of Maringá, Maringá, Brazil. November 20th 2013.

 Ferraro ZM and JP Chaput. The role of nutrition and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of obesity. Invited roundtable presented to the 4th International Congress on Sport Pedagogy. State University of Maringá, Maringá, Brazil. November 21st 2013.

 Ferraro ZM, Boehm K, L Gaudet, KB Adamo. A patient-provider discrepancy in prenatal care: highlighting the need to implement the 2009 IOM gestational weight gain guidelines in all pregnancies. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Clinical Research Day. Ottawa, ON. October 23rd 2013.

Ferraro ZM. Gestational weight gain: How to best implement the IOM guidelines into clinical practice. Maternal-Fetal Medicine/Obstetric Medicine Combined Rounds. The Ottawa Hospital. October 11, 2013.

Sean Patterson, Zachary M. Ferraro, Simon Jomphe-Tremblay, Jacynthe Lafrenière, Jessica McNeil, Éric Doucet, Jean-Philippe Chaput. Reproducibility of a Food Menu to Assess Energy and Macronutrient Intake in Children and Adolescents. Children`s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Summer student research day. Ottawa, ON. August 16, 2013.

Ferraro ZM. Exercise during pregnancy for elite athletes – current evidence and training recommendations. Canadian Sport Institute – Invited speaker. Toronto, ON. July 19, 2013. http://canadiansportcentreontario.adobeconnect.com/p3yjfpps55d/

Ferraro ZM. The implications of obesity and excessive gestational weight gain in maternal, fetal and downstream child outcomes. Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds – Understanding the complexity of obesity in children and youth. Toronto, ON. May 21, 2013

Adamo KB, ZM Ferraro, H Piccinini-Vallis, L Gaudet, A Gruslin, C Rueda-Clausen, R Bell. Obesity and Fetal Programming: How important is 9 months anyway? Preconference symposium at the Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

Ferraro ZM, KE. Brett, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal lipid metabolism correlates with surrogate markers of insulin-like growth factor bioavailability in maternal and umbilical cord serum. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity and excessive weight gain alter the maternal-fetal insulin-like growth factor axis: An overview. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity and excessive weight gain augment expression of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

Ferraro ZM, Boehm K, L Gaudet, KB Adamo. Counseling about gestational weight gain and healthy lifestyle during pregnancy: Canadian maternity care providers’ self-evaluation. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

KE Brett, D Tessier, ZM Ferraro, A Gruslin,KB Adamo. The Characterization of Fatty Acid Transport Protein 4 in Third Trimester Placentas from Lean and Obese Pregnancies. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of Diabetes

K Belanger, P Breithaupt, ZM Ferraro, N. Barrowman, J Rutherford, S Hadjiyannakis, RC Colley, KB Adamo. Do obese children perceive maximal and sub-maximal exertion differently? Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

SL. Wilson , KB. Adamo, ZM. Ferraro, GS. Goldfield, S Hadjiyannakis, É Doucet. Appetite signaling proteins, glucose and appetite sensations in obese adolescents with and without binge eating tendencies. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

S Jean-Philippe, KB Adamo, SL Wilson, ZM Ferraro, I Strychar, Gary Goldfield. Weight gain attitudes in pregnancy in nulli- and multiparous women. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.

Ferraro ZM. An overview of maternal obesity, excessive gestational weight gain and the maternal-fetal insulin-like growth factor axis. Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics – Ottawa chapter research day. Ottawa, ON. April 6, 2013.

KE Brett, D Tessier, ZM Ferraro, A Gruslin, KB Adamo. Characterization of the insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 (IGFBP-4) in third trimester placentas from lean and obese pregnancies. The 7th Annual Diabetes In Pregnancy Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy. Florence, Italy. March 13-16, 2013.

Ferraro ZM. The role of obesity and excessive gestational weight gain in maternal, fetal and downstream child outcomes. Best Start Resource Centre Annual Conference. Toronto, ON. February 6-8, 2013.

Ferraro ZM. Preschoolers Activity Trial – Daycare provider workshop. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Ottawa, ON. November 28, 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity alters insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 in normoglycemic term pregnancies. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 5th Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. October 24, 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Boehm K, L Gaudet, KB Adamo. Gestational weight gain and healthy living: An emerging discrepancy between health care providers and pregnant patients. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 5th Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. October 24, 2012.

KB. Adamo, SL. Wilson, ZM. Ferraro, GS. Goldfield, S Hadjiyannakis, É Doucet. Appetite signaling proteins, glucose and appetite sensations in obese adolescents with and without binge eating tendencies. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 5th Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. October 24, 2012.

K Belanger, P Breithaupt, ZM Ferraro, N. Barrowman, J Rutherford, S Hadjiyannakis, RC Colley, KB Adamo. Do obese children perceive maximal and sub-maximal exertion differently? Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 5th Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. October 24, 2012.

GS. Goldfield, A. Harvey, K. Grattan, R. Colley, AS. Alberga, ZM. Ferraro, VA. Temple, PJ. Naylor, N. Barrowman, KB. Adamo. The Preschoolers Activity Trial (PAT): A Randomized Controlled Trial of Physical Activity Intervention in the Early Years. European Academy of Paediatric Societies. Istanbul, Turkey. October 2012

Boehm K, Ferraro ZM, L Gaudet, KB Adamo. Gestational weight gain and healthy living: Is there discrepancy between health care providers and pregnant patients? Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – summer student research rounds. Ottawa, ON. August 17, 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Characterization of the insulin-like growth factor axis in term pregnancies complicated by maternal obesity. The Canadian Obesity Student Meeting. Edmonton, AB. June 20-23, 2012.
 
Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Excessive gestational weight gain augments expression of maternal insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3. The Canadian Obesity Student Meeting. Edmonton, AB. June 20-23, 2012.
 
Ferraro ZM. Maternal obesity and altered expression of umbilical cord insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4: Implications for fetal programming? CIHR Sherbrooke-Ottawa-Montreal Emerging Team (SOMET) Annual Research Day. Montreal, Quebec. May 24, 2012 (awarded best PhD presentation)
 
Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Decreased expression of insulin−like growth factor binding protein−4 in cord serum from normoglycemic obese pregnant women (poster). University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Human Kinetics Graduate Research Day. April 13, 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain disrupt maternal-fetal insulin-like growth factor expression at term (oral). University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Human Kinetics Graduate Research Day. April 13, 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Umbilical cord serum insulin−like growth factor binding protein−4 expression is decreased in normoglycemic obese pregnant women at term. Society for Gynecologic Investigation 59th Annual Scientific Meeting: Improving Women’s Health Through Personalized Medicine. San Diego, California, USA. March 22, 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Characterization of the maternal-fetal insulin-like growth factor axis in pregnancy complicated by obesity. University of Ottawa Women’s Health Research Day: Visioning Women’s Health. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. March 20, 2012. (Awarded presentation finalist).

Ferraro ZM and the HALO graduate students. A debate about the pros and cons of a controversial children’s book promoting diet. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, lunch and learn seminar. Ottawa, Ontario. November 4, 2011.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity enhances ERK1/2 signaling in fetal circulation. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 4th Annual Research Day. October 26, 2011.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Expression of bioavailable insulin-like growth factor-1 in mothers who are obese and their neonates. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Scientific Meeting: Exercise and Health for Everybody. Quebec City, QC. October 19-22, 2011.

Ferraro ZM. Maternal obesity, gestational weight gain and neonatal health: Is there a role for physical activity? Interdisciplinary lecture on reproductive health and pregnancy for HSS2101, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Ontario. October 7, 2011.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity is associated with increased activators of MAPK/ERK signaling in fetal circulation. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, Florida. October 1-5, 2011. 

Ferraro ZM. Maternal obesity contributes to excessive fetal growth. Sherbrooke-Ottawa-Montreal Emerging Team (SOMET) Annual Research Day for the symposium on ‘Women and body weight changes during hormone transitions: sharing evidence from bench through clinical trials to action’. Montreal, Quebec. May 17, 2011.

Ferraro ZM, D. Prud’homme, N. Barrowman, M.W. Walker, M. Rodger, S.W. Wen, K.B. Adamo. Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain as a predictor of large neonates: Support for obstetrical weight management? Canadian Obesity Network 2ndNational Obesity Summit. Montreal, Quebec. April 26-30, 2011. 

Ferraro ZM. The past, present and future of trainee and young professional involvement within the Canadian Obesity Network (CON). Invited oral address to CON-Student and new professional delegates. Canadian Obesity Network 2ndNational Obesity Summit. Montreal, Quebec. April 26-30, 2011. 

Ferraro ZM. The link between maternal obesity, excessive gestational weight gain and fetal overgrowth. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Human Kinetics Graduate Research Day. Ottawa, ON. April 15, 2011.

Ferraro ZM. Maternal obesity, excessive gestational weight gain and fetal overgrowth: from epidemiology to molecular biology. University of Ottawa, Reproductive Biology Rounds – Work in Progress. Ottawa, ON. April 13, 2011. 

Ferraro ZM. The preventive role of exercise for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Regional Coordinating Centre Annual Symposium. Hampton Inn, Ottawa, Ontario. March 28, 2011.
 
Ferraro ZM. Improving student involvement in knowledge translation initiatives. State University of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. December 3-10, 2010. (Invited lecture series)

Ferraro ZM. The intergenerational effects of maternal obesity: Managing chronic disease in mom while preventing it in baby. State University of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. December 3-10, 2010. (Invited lecture series)

Adamo, KB., ZM. Ferraro, J. Rutherford, E. Keely, M. Walker, G. Goldfield, S. Hadjiyannakis, and N. Barrowman. (2010) The maternal obesity management (MOM) trial: a lifestyle intervention during pregnancy to minimize downstream obesity. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) 2010 annual conference, November 3-5, 2010, Toronto, ON.

Ferraro ZM, D. Prud’homme, N. Barrowman, M.W. Walker, M. Rodger, S.W. Wen, K.B. Adamo. Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain as predictors of large neonates. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 3rd Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. October 27, 2010.

Ferraro ZM, D. Prud’homme, N. Barrowman, M.W. Walker, M. Rodger, S.W. Wen, K.B. Adamo. The effect of gestational weight gain and maternal BMI on neonatal birth weight: Implications for pediatric weight management. The Canadian Obesity Student Meeting. Ottawa, ON. June 9-12, 2010.

Ferraro ZM, Rutherford J, Keely EJ, Dubois L and Adamo KB. An evaluation of maternal perceptions of dietary and physical activity recommendations from obstetrical care providers. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 2nd Annual Research Day. Ottawa, ON. October 28, 2009.

Ferraro ZM, Prud’homme D and Adamo KB. Maternal obesity and the intrauterine environment- Can attenuation of gestational weight gain through a lifestyle intervention reverse the programming of pediatric obesity? 28th Annual Ottawa Reproductive Biology Workshop. Ottawa, Ontario. May 20, 2009.

Ferraro ZM, Prud’homme D and Adamo KB. Exploring maternal obesity and the intrauterine environment- Can attenuation of gestational weight gain through a lifestyle intervention reverse the programming of pediatric obesity? Canadian Obesity Summit. Kananaskis, Alberta. May 7-10, 2009.

Ferraro ZM, Rutherford J, Keely EJ, Dubois L and Adamo KB. Prenatal Lifestyle Intervention- Are women willing to participate? Canadian Obesity Summit. Kananaskis, Alberta. May 7-10, 2009. 

Ferraro ZM, Prud’homme D and Adamo KB. Prevention before conception? The intergenerational role of maternal obesity. University of Ottawa Human Kinetics Graduate Students’ Association annual conference. Ottawa, Ontario. April 3, 2009.

Ferraro ZM, Prud’homme D and Adamo KB. Can gestational weight gain management through a lifestyle intervention reverse the programming of child obesity? University of Ottawa Women’s Health Research Day. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. March 18, 2009. (Presentation finalist).

Ferraro ZM, Stewart, K.S., Sathasivam, P., Robinson, L.E., Graham, T.E., and Duncan, A.M. Postprandial glycemic responses to breads of various carbohydrate composition in overweight men. The University of Guelph, Dept. of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Guelph, Ontario. August 9, 2007.

Stewart, K.S., Ferraro  ZM, Sathasivam, P., Graham, T.E., Duncan, A.M., and Robinson, L.E. Postprandial incretin responses are influenced by the carbohydrate composition of bread in overweight men. The University of Guelph, Dept. of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Guelph, Ontario. August 9, 2007.

Ferraro ZM, Chapman, C., and Phillips, S.M. A comparison of high intensity, time reduced, exercise protocol versus conventional exercise training: The effect on aerobic, anaerobic and performance measurements. Bertha Rosenstadt National Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. April 7, 2006. (Undergraduate thesis).

Ferraro ZM, Chapman, C., and Phillips, S.M. A comparison of high intensity, time reduced, exercise protocol versus conventional exercise training: The effect on aerobic, anaerobic and performance measurements. Ontario Exercise Physiology Research Conference. Barrie, Ontario. January, 2006. (Undergraduate thesis).

Chapman, C., Ferraro ZM, and Phillips, S.M. A comparison of high intensity, time reduced, exercise protocol versus conventional exercise training: The effect on strength measures. Bertha Rosenstadt National Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.  April 7, 2006. (Undergraduate thesis).

Chapman, C., Ferraro ZM, and Phillips, S.M. A comparison of high intensity, time reduced, exercise protocol versus conventional exercise training: The effect on strength measures. Ontario Exercise Physiology Research Conference. Barrie, Ontario.  January, 2006. (Undergraduate thesis).

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