JUNE 3 – 6, 2024

Perinatal Child Health Research Meeting

DOHaD Canada is proud to be one of seven 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.

SEPT 2 – 6, 2024

Annual Conference of the International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA 2024)
Abstracts Due Soon

The IFPA 2024 meeting takes place in Montreal, Canada from September 2-6, 2024.The deadline for submission of abstracts for the IFPA 2024 conference is April 2, 2024. That’s just under 2 weeks from now! Get your abstract prepared and submitted for this exciting meeting.For more information about the 2024 meeting and to submit your abstract, go to the abstract submission site at IFPA 2024.If you are an Early Career Investigator, check out the IFPA website to obtain information about awards for travel to the meeting.

The 13th DOHaD World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 2025!

The 13th DOHaD International World Congress will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September 2025!

THEME: DOHaD, a bridge toward the one health




MARCH 18, 2024

The 2024 Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation fellowship competition is now accepting applications! MTPRF fellowships provide support for clinical or basic science, post-doctorals with a MD, PhD or equivalent degree who wish to acquire further training and experience in basic biomedical research in preparation for a career in academic medicine.

Application deadline: March 18, 2024 (5:00 pm EDT)

MTPRF encourages you to consider this opportunity for assistance in advancing perinatal research. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation by emailing Yunna Bystrova at yunna.bystrova@micyrn.ca. Visit mtprf.org for more information and to submit your application.

71st SRI ANNUAL SCIENCE MEETING in Vancouver, Canada
MARCH 12-16, 2024!

More information can be found at SRI 2024 Annual Meeting website. Should you require a Visa letter, please contact SRI Staff as soon as possible.



DOHaD Canada is excited to announce the 4th Trainee Development Committee seminar: February 9th at 2 PM EST by Innocent Uzochukwu Okagu:




DOHaD Canada is excited to announce the 3ed Trainee Development Committee seminar: December 8th at 2 PM EST by Dr. Marcel Van De Wouw:




DOHaD Canada is excited to announce the 1st Trainee Development Committee seminar: August 4th at noon MDT by Dr. Gillian England-Mason:

“Exposure to ‘Everywhere Chemicals’ During Windows of Susceptibility and Child Neurodevelopment”



DOHaD Canada is excited to announce the 2nd Trainee Development Committee seminar: August 4th at noon MDT by Dr. Elnaz Vaghef-Mehrabani:

“Maternal pre-pregnancy nutrition may impact her mental health and her child’s behavior”


The DOHaD Canada Annual General Meeting will take place on July 20, 2023 at 12:00-1:00 pm EST.

The AGM is a significant event in our society’s calendar, as it provides an opportunity for us to come together, reflect on the past year’s achievements, discuss important matters, and plan for the future.

See the Agenda here.


May 22-23, 2023
Fairmont Le Château in Montebello, QC



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.