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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.

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DOHaD research in Canada is highlighted in J-DOHaD: 
Congratulations to Kristin ConnorIan Weaver and Stephane Bourque!

DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaAbstracts ready! Don’t miss out! months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @DOHaD_Society: Abstracts to #DOHaD2019 are now due March 1st! months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @drcnatale: @SJRenaud79 @McGraw_Lab @KC0nn0r @Dohadcanada @CIHR_IRSC Agree! My first @Dohadcanada meeting & it rivaled other big confere…12 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Sloboda_Lab: SO PROUD of my 🎉🌟 team they are 🤩🤯 trainees & future Nobel laureates (I just know ok?). U all deserved 🥇- 2 were recog @ #…12 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: Congrats @EliaPalladino from my lab 4 an amazing trainee plenary talk @CNPRMadmin! Proud of the work you’ve done 4 your underg…12 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @LeeShoo: .@CIHR_IRSC invests in Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health. Thanks to our partners @CIH12 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @cgirardbock: No better way to end this wonderful science filled week at @Dohadcanada and #CNPRM2019 than to have my abstract accepted f…12 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: #DOHaDCAN is lucky to have DNA methylation & programming expert Dr Robert Waterland @bcmhouston give a keynote address on #epi1 year ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @McGraw_Lab: Congrats @LM_Legault for Presentation Award at #DOHaDCAN !! 🏅🏆@Dohadcanada year ago
DOHAD CANADA @Dohadcanada#DOHaDCan w Prof Tessa Roseboom - so lucky to have her here @Dohadcanada year ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: At #DOHaDCan we’re already learning about the International DOHaD Congress in 2021 that will be held in Canada! John Challis &…1 year ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: @Dohadcanada is setting up — we’re nearly ready for our #DOHaDCAN 2019 meeting in beautiful Mont-Tremblant! 😎🌞⛷ Thank you to a…1 year ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaDelighted to have you as a member of Council! year 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.