Call to Action, the prime minister stated “On this International Women’s Day, I invite all Canadians to amplify the voices of women and girls, celebrate their enormous contributions in every aspect of Canadian society, and stand up for a more equal and equitable world.”

DOHaD Canada is ideally situated to support this endeavour. By fostering proactive approaches to healthcare, and by equipping all persons with resources to make informed decisions to prevent adverse life-course outcomes and promote life-long health and resilience, DOHaD Canada’s strategic priorities align closely with the International Women’s Day Women Health mission.

To help support knowledge dissemination in women’s health, DOHaD Canada would like to profile related atricles from our members on our website. In addition, we would like to feature women from DOHaD Canada and their contributions to celebrate women in science. If you have a publication/piece that aligns with this mission and/or you would like to be featured, please email us: NOW!

Click here to see profiles, publications, and news article featuring women researchers in the DOHaD field!

We are very happy and proud to announce that Dr. Maria Ospina, the DOHaD Canada Secretary has been elected as the has been elected as the Chair of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, DOHaD International!
Congratulations Maria!

International Women’s Day Celebration Showcasing Women in DOHaD!
March 8th (1:00 GMT London, UK Thursday 9th).

Shiao Yng Chan


9:00 CST, Thus 9th

Rahat Qureshi


6:00 PKT, Thus 9th

Cristiane Matté

Porto Alegre, Brazil

22:00 GMT, Wed 8th

Fabiola Suano

São Paulo, Brazil

22:00 GMT, Wed 8th

Maria Ospina

Ontario, Canada

20:00 EST, Wed 8th

Read Dr. Tessa Roseboom, ambassador of Promising Start Program, Netherlands and Prof. of Early Development and Health, University of Amsterdam blog: how the current pandemic affects parents and their children. Not only stress & anxiety are contagious, but so are creativity and solidarity!


During the 70th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology meeting, where Dr. Stephen Matthews delivered the Invited Lecture, Dr. Matthews also met with the some of the members of DOHaD Japan.

L1. Dr. Hirotaka Hamada, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Steve Matthews’ lab, University of Toronto
L2. Dr. Stephen Matthews, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Co-Chair of DOHaD Canada
L3. Prof. Noriko Osumi, Department of Developmental Neuroscience, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
R1. Prof. Hirohito Metoki, Division of Public Health, Hygiene and Epidemiology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
R2. Prof. Hiroaki Itoh, Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Care Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine,
President of DOHaD Japan
R3. Prof. Hideoki Fukuoka, Institute of Science and Technology, Waseda University, Former President of DOHaD Japan