The theme: "Social and Environmental Disruptions in DOHaD: Successful Interventions for a Health Future."
In 2022, the DOHaD Congress will be held in conjunction with the Annual meeting of the Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN).
The Congress will discuss new ways of predicting predisposition to non-communicable conditions and apply that knowledge to the early diagnosis, intervention, and prevention of non-communicable conditions, particularly neuro-behavioural development in newborns, children, adolescents and youth across socio-economic groups. The focus will be on societal and environmental impacts. The discussion will apply to Indigenous and immigrant populations as well as non-Indigenous Canadians, to inform proposals for altered practice and government policy.
Topic areas will include core developmental processes, the microbiome, developing immune responses, and aspects of modifications in neurological and behavioural development. Sub-themes running throughout the meeting will include discussion of the underlying mechanisms (genetic, epigenetic) determining developmental trajectories of children: implications for vulnerable populations, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and new immigrants; the importance of the maternal and paternal pre-pregnancy environment.
The Congress will feature 4 named lectures: The David Barker and Nick Hales Award lectures of the International DOHaD Society, The Fraser Mustard lecture of KBHN, the DOHaD President's Lecture.
The congress will place a strong emphasis on trainees. The trainee committee is developing an outstanding program to including sessions on implementation science, research methods, public policy, integrative communication in health research, machine learning, artificial intelligence, grant/fellowship writing, EDI, and networking.
~ 1,400 participants
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre East
August 27-31, 2022
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada