DOHaD in the 21st Century: New insights, new challenges

May 31 - June 2, 2021

With more than 370 members, DOHaD Canada aims to be a nationally connected network focused on creating, translating and communicating the latest knowledge on early development to improve the immediate and long-term health of Canadians, and to promote the importance of maternal health and well-being on a global platform.

This virtual meeting will provide a venue for information exchange and dissemination, and a valuable opportunity for members to strategize and plan the network’s role in research, knowledge dissemination, and implementation of health policy, bringing together the student community and scholars from across Canada.

This year, the DOHaD Canada scientific program will address three main themes:

o Day 1: A Mother’s Psychological Stress: Impact on the Infant Gut Microbiome and Neurodevelopment
o Day 2: Breast (milk)feeding and DOHaD: how do infant feeding practices and human milk components shape health trajectories?
o Day 3: Pregnancy during the pandemic: Risk factors and long-term implications for child health

The program will include invited speaker and trainee presentations as well as poster sessions.

We are looking forward to connecting with you !
Meeting Organizers:

Sophie Petropoulos, PhD, Assistant professor-researcher, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Anita Kozyrskyj, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

Meghan Azad, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba

Gerry Giesbrecht, PhD, R.Psych, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary