Upcoming Events

Early Bird Deadline: Monday, April 24th at 11:59pm EST.

The program will focus on environmental effects on parents and offspring, with a particular focus on environmental toxicants, diet/nutrition, and early life environment.

The program will include Keynote address by Amanda Kentner (Director of the ENRICHED Neurodevelopmental Brain & Behavior Laboratory at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences).

The day will also feature a “DOHaD Advocacy in Canada” workshop, a joint-poster session with CNPRM, and a 3-minute 'slam your science' event for trainee presentations.

The registration portal (www.dohad.ca) is OPEN.

For more information please contact the 2023 DOHaD Canada conference co-chairs, Dr. Tara Perrot (tara.perrot@dal.ca) or Dr. Jennifer Khoury (jennifer.khoury@msvu.ca).

Join us May 23-26, 2023 in Montebello to Celebrate the 10th Annual Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting!

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts Closes: February 8, 2023
Early Bird Registration Early Deadline: April 24, 2023 -
Register HERE

CNPRM 2023 – Continuing the Science and Growth!

The 2023 program promises to be a unique mix of interdisciplinary collaboration, which includes renowned keynote speakers, oral and poster sessions, workshop and ECR Invited Lectures, all dedicated to perinatal biology and clinical science!

ENRICH Annual Symposium

Welcome to our inaugural ENRICH Annual Symposium: ENRICHing our roots, nurturing new growth. This event will bring our platform together, plus the IMPaCT, CHEER and MICYRN networks. Here you will have the opportunity to learn and network with peers and mentors across all sectors and disciplines. Join us for 3 days of team building, career building, and personal wellness and effectiveness.

See you all in Halifax!

World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2023

Equitable and Suitable Health For All
Toronto | June 25 - 30, 2023

The third World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress (WNCD 2023) is scheduled to take place from June 25 to 30, 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.

WNCD 2023 will gather international experts to advance knowledge and expertise on non-communicable diseases (NCD), to assess their impact globally and to develop public health measures and recommendations to mitigate and contain them.

DOHaD Summer Course 2022
DOHaD: Innovations to Address Gaps in Knowledge

Keynote Speakers

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., Interim Director of the OHSU Knight
Cardiovascular Institute and Director of both the Center for
Developmental Health and the Moore Institute for Nutrition &
Paolo Rinaudo, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, OB/Gyn, Reproductive
Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San

Dates: Sunday-Tuesday, Aug. 21-23, 2022

Location: Portland, OR

Registration: Register for the course (www.ohsu.edu/dohadsummercourse)
Cost: $150

Questions: Email rogerki@ohsu.edu

2022 DOHaD World Congress meeting
Vancouver, British Columbia
August 27-31, 2022

The Company of Biologists Workshop
Developmental Metabolism and the Origins of Health and Disease


Dates: October 24 to October 27, 2022

Location: Buxted Park, East Sussex, UK

Click here for the website and more information!

Past Events

DOHaD Worldwide Webinar Series:
January 26, 2022

Join Drs. John Challis, Janice Bailey, Kristin Connor and special guests as we introduce you to what is in store for the 2022 DOHaD World Congress: Social and Environmental Disruptions in DOHaD: Successful Interventions for a Healthy Future! Learn about the exciting scientific programme and activities planned for the World Congress to be held in Vancouver, Canada this August 2022, and the attractions in and around the city of Vancouver as you plan your trip to Canada’s beautiful west coast! Have your questions answered at the end of the webinar. Join us live at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boAh5tK-a60&list=PLs-HHc-jm_8qaMdApoYu0tAL32oXXMmz1

Registration open for PPTOX-VII Reawakening: Jan 10-13, 2022

The 2022 International Prenatal Programing & Toxicity (PPTOX) meeting , the seventh such international gathering, will be held virtually on January 10-13th, 2022. PPTOX-VII will include a mixture of invited front-line presentations, video sessions and live discussions with prominent colleagues, contributed oral presentations and posters, a Trainee Forum and targeted discussions. This 4-day virtual meeting will consist of short 5 hours days to permit real time interactions across the globe. We hope that this PPTOX conference will attract toxicologists, epidemiologists, pediatricians, endocrinologists, basic biologists and other specialists, educators, and regulators with an interest in environmental health, developmental toxicity, and human disease etiologies.

Click Here to Submit Abstracts
Deadline to submit: November 29th, 2021

Register here

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)
Virtual Forum
September 28-29, 2021
Healthy Start, Life-Long Impact: Eradicating Non-Communicable Disease
DOHaD Canada is supporting these 16 Trainees to attend the CAHS meeting:



McMaster University
Jesica Romina Canizo CRCHUM


Duran Bishop

University of Montreal



University of Alberta
Maryam Kebbe Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Kate Kennedy McMaster University
Maria Medeleanu University of Toronto



McMaster University



University of Western Ontario
Oguz Ozgoren BC Children's Hospital
Audrey St-Laurent Laval University
Sukhpreet Tamana Simon Fraser University


van de Wouw

University of Calgary
Katherine Vandal Centre de Recherche du CHUM



Carleton University



University of Alberta

DOHaD Summer Course
August 5 and 7, 2021

The Center for Developmental Health is hosting a virtual mini course on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). OHSU has one of the world’s largest and most established DOHaD research groups and is dedicated to ensuring the next generation of scientists and health care providers have a robust understanding of the role development plays in long-term health.

Keynote speakers
David Weinberg, Ph.D., Project Lead, Human Placenta Project; Program Officer, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Susan Ozanne, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Endocrinology, Cambridge Universit