Upcoming Events

DOHaD Worldwide Webinar Series:

January 26, 2022
8:00 am – 10:00 am PST (Vancouver)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST (Toronto/New York)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm GMT (London)

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

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

Past Events

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

DOHaD in the 21st Century: New insights, new challenges
May 31 - June 2, 2021 | https://dohad.utoronto.ca/2021-webinar_annual_meeting/

Longitudinal Studies

20 - 22 April 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK


Longitudinal studies are ideal tools for studying many things including age-related functional changes, and the development and progression of chronic diseases. This conference will bring together scientists working on studies in childhood, adult and late life to identify novel biomarkers of functional decline and development of disease susceptibility, and to understand the lifetime drivers and underlying pathways of these processes.

The programme will showcase new findings, methods and technologies, and translational opportunities within and across cohort studies in high, middle and low income countries. This year’s meeting will explore approaches to monitor trends in population health and ageing, focusing on apparent peak health, including gender differences, as well as frailty.

The meeting is aimed at population scientists in epidemiology, biomedicine and the social sciences, involved in longitudinal research, longitudinal studies, genome biology, dynamic measures of physiology and other relevant fields.

2020 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society
February 11 & 12, 2020, The Banff Centre– Banff, Alberta

Aspen-Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium 2019 – Scientific Sessions
August 24-27, 2019 , Snowmass, CO
“Perinatal Exposures: Intersecting Mechanisms leading to Developmental Outcomes”

11th DOHaD World Congress
October 20-23, 2019,
Melbourne, Australia
Congress theme: Investing in a Healthy Future for All: Research, Education, Policy.

Women & their Microbes
A healthy woman, a healthy baby, a healthy generation.

March 6-7th, 2019
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): Early Life Adversity and Later Life Reversibility
Preconference at the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting
March 6, 2019, Vancouver, Canada

The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society
February 11-12, 2019
Fairmont Tremblant – Mont-Tremblant, Quebéc, Canada

64th annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
September 13-15, 2018, Le Westin Montreal

PPTOX conference
May 27-30, 2018, Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15-18, 2018

CNPRM 2018 February 14th - 17th
5th Annual Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting in 2018, Banff, Alberta

2nd Annual Canadian DOHaD Society meeting
February 14, 2018, Banff, Alberta

10th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
October, 15-18th 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, www.dohad2017.org

US-DOHaD 2017 - The 2nd annual meeting: September 25-27, 2017 Detroit, Michigan USA
Belle Isle

Developmental Origins of Metabolic Syndrome
Symposium exploring molecular, cellular, and translational aspects of developmental origins of metabolic syndrome. October 9, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI

45th Annual Southern Ontario Reproductive Biology Meeting (SORB) Meeting
May 12, 2017, University Community Centre, Western university

Inaugural Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society
February 14, 2017; Fairmont Chateau Montebello – Montebello, Québec

PPTOX V - 5th Conference on Prenatal Programming and Toxicity (pptox)
November 13-16, 2016; Kita-Kyushu, Japan, http://pptoxv.com/.

DOHaD-CLAP symposia at the Latin American Congress of Nutrition
November 8-11; Ponta Cana, Dominican Republic

Second Congress of the Ibero-American chapter
November 2-4, 2016; City Sao Luis de Maranhao, Brazil
E-mail: marcuspaes@ufma.br, https://dohadsoc.org/associated-societies/ibero-american/

Perinatal Research Society
Annual Meeting
September 23-25, 2016 Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois

International Symposium on the Fetal Brain
September 15-16, 2016; Washington, DC USA

Physiology 2016
American Physiological Society and The Physiological Society
29 - 31 July 2016; Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland

The Aspen/Snowmass perinatal Biology Conference
Snowmass, Colorado; August 27-30, 2016

NIH Transgenerational Workshop April 21-22, 2016
Transgenerational Inheritance – State of the Science

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 9th World Congress 2015
Cape Town South Africa; 8-11 November 2015

Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting
February 10th to February 13th, 2016; Banff, Alberta

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