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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 @UNICEF: Nuy, 9, wants to become a teacher! The key to breaking the cycle of poverty is keeping children in school. #EndPoverty @worldb4 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: Does paid maternity leave help mothers' health and wellbeing? New research from The Policy Lab: ht…4 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @bmj_latest: Poor provision of mental health services adds to the risk burden for children in care #BMJOpinion h…4 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaCongratulations to Prof Vincent Jaddoe and his team for an amazing @DOHaD2017!! Can’t wait for DOHaD 2019! days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaJournal of DOHaD pub award- congratulations to the winners! days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Sloboda_Lab: Congratulations to Prof Matt Gilman on receiving the 2017 David Barker Medal days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Sloboda_Lab: Great talk by @KC0nn0r on omega 3 supply in undernourished mouse model @DOHaD2017 @Dohadcanada days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @JaniceBailey6: Sloboda_Lab on maternal under/overnutrition and daughter's early puberty/ovarian failure 👍🏽@CIHR_IRSC @Dohadcanada @CNPR5 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaHow 2 contact PI’s on previous RCTs so we can max outcome measures? A 🇨🇦 DOHaD cohort registery exists #DOHad2017 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KeithMGodfrey: Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the NZ Prime Minister: What impedes the uptake of evidence #dohad2017 https://t…5 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaSpeed up translation of DOHaD- Use previous trials 2 follow up w new hypotheses- a bigger bang for ur buck - Seif Shaheen @DOHaD20175 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MeghanAzad: Inspiring example of stakeholder engagement: teen mom from New Zealand learns about DOHaD in school; addresses @WHO at summ…5 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: View from the speakers’ gallery—exited to talk in the New Interventions Strategies session! #DOHaD2017 @CIHR_IRSC…5 days 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.