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 @MeghanAzad: TOMORROW! Looking forward to sharing the latest #breastfeeding research from @CHILDSTUDY days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @ZEROTOTHREE: By 2 yrs old, children living in or near #poverty are more likely to be significantly behind their peers in cognitive, lan…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @1000Days: In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, #breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong health for babies and mot…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaA nice little clip advertising the importance of the fist 1000 days! Early Life Nutrition AU @mypsanz6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @McGraw_Lab: #Epigenetics Research Seminar by Dr Jean-Philippe Lambert @universitelaval, Tuesday September 18th (15h00-16h00) at the C…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MeghanAzad: Nice work by Katri Korpela et al: Fucosylated oligosaccharides in mother’s milk alleviate the effects of caesarean birth on…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @RQReproduction: Rappel: la date limite pour soumettre votre résumé pour le Symposium du RQR est ce vendredi 21 septembre !!! Reminder:…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @WinRS_SSR: WinRS is starting our Postdoc Appreciation Week Celebrations early. Starting tomorrow we will be hightlinghting talent postd…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @WinRS_SSR: Dr. Chirine Toufaily (@Chirinetoufaily) is a postdoc in Dr. Daniel Bernard's lab @mcgillu. Her research focuses on hormone…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @CHRIManitoba: In anticipation of our new website launch this fall, we asked our research community to tell us what research means to th…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @r_m_lewis: Everything you need to know about placental amino acid transport! (it's not just about membrane transporters!) See our new r…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @notthatdrjones: Coming soon: I'm looking for a technician! If you are interested in epigenetics of in utero environmental exposures an…1 week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Sloboda_Lab: Awesome interview with two female Nobel Laureates week ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaHey CDN DOHaDers are you ready to go down under!? weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @DOHaDmx2018: Only 2 days remaining! Last chance to submit your abstract and participate in DOHaD Mexico 2018. You can’t miss it! https:…2 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.