DOHaD Canada is delighted to announce that the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease has awarded the 2021 World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease to Canada!


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 @LeeShoo: Check out the Oct 17th edition of @CIHR_IRSC #IHDCYH #ebulletin for funding opportunities, featured research & more! Look at t…4 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @1000Days: #Breastfeeding: ✔️ Protects against life-threatening disease ✔️ Powers brain development ✔️ Provides an opportunity for re…4 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @WorldObesity: Prof Mark Hanson: 'Change the beginning and you change the whole story'. Great to see child nutrition and prevention of #…4 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @CEEHRC: A postdoctoral fellowship opportunity to study pediatric brain tumours is available at the Jabado lab in @mcgillu. Follow the l…7 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @1000Days: “We are convinced that early childhood is one of the most significant and influential phases of life - especially the first 1…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @1000Days: No one breastfeeds alone. It takes support from everyone – from parents to policymakers, health facilities, communities and e…1 week ago
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DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MariaBOspina: Risk of preterm birth in primiparous women with exposure to antidepressant medication before pregnancy and/or during preg…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: Principal Investigator Position: Developmental and Stem Cell Epigenetics Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai H…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @uosIDS: Stress and obesity bad for your liver eh? @kirstenpoore in progress @uosIDS ... open day for 6th form students about the scienc…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @luseadra: A little piece on preeclampsia and thinking about the placenta in evolutionary context (w/ @pjvarase and MG Elliot). Check it…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @CNPRMadmin: #CNPRM2019 registratn is open & abstract deadline is Nov 19 2018 - go to & check it out! We r looki…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @heckmanequation: Society improves when we invest in early childhood education and development. The short- and long-term impact on famil…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KeithMGodfrey: We need a better understanding of how to combine specific nutritional & physical activity measures to lessen the burden…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MariaBOspina: Moderately late preterm birth: little effect on respiratory health in adolescence: few symptoms, slightly more lung funct…3 weeks ago

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.