Call for Applications: President/co-President, DOHaD Canada Society

The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Canada Society is seeking applications for the role of President, which can uniquely be filled by either a single individual or jointly by two individuals.

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Call for DOHaD Canada Nominations – Secretary and Council

We are excited to announce the upcoming elections for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Canada Council. This is a unique opportunity for DOHaD Canada members to actively participate in shaping the future of our society.

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DOHaD Canada is proud to be one of eight networks which have united their annual meetings to facilitate connections and eliminate obstacles to top-tier health research and training. Our objective is to unite the Canadian perinatal and child health research community in a singular location—a historic first—where innovative ideas can flourish and a collaborative environment can be established.
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The 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), is being held from March 12-16, 2024 at the Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building in Vancouver, Canada.
The theme of the meeting is ‘Supporting Healthy Life Course Trajectories’, and we have two outstanding Presidential Distinguished Lecturers; Professor Tessa Roseboom (Amsterdam) and Tracy Bale (Denver).

Stephen Matthews, PhD
2023 – 2024 SRI President

Dino Guissani, MA PhD ScD FRCOG
2024 SIR Program Director

CONGRATULATIONS

We are very happy and proud to announce that Dr. Maria Ospina, the DOHaD Canada Secretary has been elected as the Chair of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, DOHaD International! Congratulations Maria!

4th TRAINEE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SEMINAR

Innocent Uzochukwu Okagu
“Maternal Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intake Alters Specific Lipids in the Fetal Brain at Different Stages of Gestation”

3rd TRAINEE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SEMINAR

Dr. Marcel Van De Wouw
“The Impact of Prenatal Stress on the Infant Gut Microbiome”

2nd TRAINEE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SEMINAR

Dr. Elnaz Vaghef-Mehrabani
“Maternal pre-pregnancy nutrition may impact her mental health and her child’s behavior”

1st TRAINEE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SEMINAR

Dr. Gillian England-Mason
“Exposure to ‘Everywhere Chemicals’ During Windows of Susceptibility and Child Neurodevelopment”

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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.

DOHaD Canada was proud to support two trainees: Derrick SSewanyana (U of T) and Claudia Holody (U of Alberta) on their abstract submitted to DOHaD 2022 in Vancouver

The abstracts were selected for DOHaD Canada Travel Awards based on reviewer scores.

Timothy Regnault, Claudia Holody, Steve Matthews, Derrick SSewanyana, Maria B. Ospina

Through our partnership with Empowering Next-generation Researchers In Perinatal and Child Health (ENRICH – https://enrichyourscience.ca), we wish to let you know about an exciting opportunity being offered by ENRICH. ENRICH has a number of salary awards available for Black or Indigenous Doctoral or Masters (thesis based) students, conducting research in perinatal and child health & well-being.

Details can be found here, under the SOAR tab.

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.

RESEARCH

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.

TRAINING

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.

TRANSLATION

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.