DOHaD Canada is very proud to partner with ENRICH (Empowering Next-generation Researchers In Perinatal and Child Health), one of the recently successful new CIHR Health Research Training Platforms (HRTP) announced recently.

Official partnership letter here.

DOHAD 2022 REGISTRATION HERE! Late Abstracts! Keynote Speakers! Hotel info!
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Vancouver, Canada
REGISTER HERE BY July 22, 2022!

Kang Lee, (Canada)
AI, Facial Recognition, Transdermal Imaging

David Edwards, (UK) 
MRI Brain Imaging

Elaine Holmes, (Australia)
Microbiome in DOHaD and Ageing

Tiffany Green, (USA)
Health Economics and Health Inequities

Tracy Bale,(USA)
Stress and Neurodevelopment

Shinichi Kuriyama, (Japan)
Harmonisation of Genetics and Lifestyle in Personalised Medicine

Vikram Patel, (USA and India)
Burden of Mental Disorder, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

Linda Richter, (South Africa)
Childhood Adversity, Pandemics

Anne Ferguson-Smith, (UK)
Epigenetics of Early Development

Cesar Victora, (Brazil)
Child Health and Nutrition

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Strategic Priorities

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

1. 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.

2. 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.