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UPCOMING International DOHaD Meeting 
10th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

October, 15-18th 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2018 Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society

February 14, 2018
Banff Park Lodge in Banff, Alberta


The Canadian DOHaD Society is a globally connected network focused on creating, communicating and translating the latest knowledge on early development to improve the health and well-being of Canadians today and into the future and promote the importance of maternal health and well-being on a global platform.

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DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: Link btwn omega3 & gut #microbiome composition independent of #fibre intake in adult female twins Role 4 antiinflam? https://t…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: If children experience high-quality EC opportunities in their first 5yrs, it’s very likely they will be successful in life…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Spidey_Cell: An insightful talk by @Sloboda_Lab - trainees can definitely see how she is a Champion for DOHAD, conducting exceptional f…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: Is #brain architecture that supports lifelong learning present b4 #baby is born #DOHaD #prematurity @KidsBrainHealth https://t…6 days ago
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DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: Pregnancy and environment: woman's exposure to certain seasonal or environmental factors during pregnancy may affect her o…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @HMRIAustralia: L/Prof John Aitken explains the possible reasons behind the increase in premature birth with IVF pregnancies https://t.c…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: Maternal diet could affect kids' brain reward circuitry. @ScienceDaily week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @HealthScienceCU: Today is #WorldDiabetesDay. 1. Did you know environments you encounter before you are born may programme your risk for…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: On this #WorldDiabetesDay great infographics from @NCDChild on the impact of #diabetes throughout life👉🏻…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @LeeShoo: #WorldPrematurityDay—Dr. Prakesh Shah @MountSinai is leading a cross-Canada research network on preterm birth. Read more about…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @ozannelab: Aiming to raise awareness that diabetes prevention begins in the womb. #WorldDiabetesDay @DRWFDiabetes…1 week ago
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Strategic Priorities

Our Society engages in social, biological, clinical and economic research focusing on:


How environmental factors during the early life (preconception-childhood) interact with development to place individuals on trajectories that impact life-long health, learning and social function.


Development of strategies that prevent or reverse negative life-course outcomes, promoting health and wellness and allowing all Canadians to attain their full potential.


Engage in world class, discovery-based research

Our national network includes national and internationally recognized researchers from clinical practice, academia, industry, and government sectors many of whom are already engaged in extensive international collaborations and partnerships.


Delivering high quality, transdisciplinary training and career development.

Recognizing that trainees are our future, our network is committed to creating the best transdisciplinary training environment promoting academic excellence and supporting tomorrow’s research leaders and policy makers.


Promote health and wellness for all Canadians

Knowledge exchange and engagement with government, policy makers and the public is at the core of our mission. Through partnership with these stakeholders, we will raise the profile of DOHaD research; develop, test and implement interventions based on research discovery; and act as a catalyst for promotion of health, learning and social function with a focus on Canada’s most vulnerable populations.