Precision Nutrition and Brain Health

Venue: UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, North Carolina

Date: 02-04-2020 to 03-04-2020

Symposium focus


Who will attend

Scientists and medical professionals from academia, government, and industry will attend to help them understand response to interventions.


2020 Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society

Venue: Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

Date: 11-02-2020 to 12-02-2020

DOHaD CANADA is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Meeting to be held at the Banff Centre in Banff Alberta, on the 11th & 12th of February 2020.

This year, the DOHaD Canada scientific program will address new challenges for DOHaD in today’s environment. A detailed program will be released shortly. The meeting provides an important venue for information exchange and dissemination among Canadian DOHaD researchers, trainees, clinicians and policy leaders, and a forum for knowledge translation of the vastly relevant DOHaD research that is undertaken across Canada. This important event is expected to attract 120 participants and will showcase the work of trainees, new investigators and established DOHaD researchers. As we did last year, DOHaD Canada’s meeting has been scheduled immediately before the Canadian Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM) to ensure the best possible attendance and reach of our message.

The program will include Keynote addresses by Dr. Lucilla Poston, Head of the Department of Women and Children’s Health at King’s College London and Dr. Jed Friedman, Director of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

2020 Meeting

Mechanisms and Evolution of Intergenerational Change, UK, Sept 24-26, 2019

Venue: Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

Date: 24-09-2019 to 26-09-2019

Recent observations strongly suggest that changes in maternal stress signalling can lead to altered development in offspring and changes in offspring physiology across evolutionary lineages. In mammals, studies suggest that maternal exposure to environmental stress during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of a variety of pathologies in later life including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and anxiety. This new conference will compare and contrast mechanisms of intergenerational change in diverse organisms, to help us understand how the maternal environment contributes to developmental programming and disease susceptibility.

The programme places particular emphasis on comparing mechanisms underlying maternal effects observed throughout ecology and evolution with the mechanisms underlying foetal programming in mammals. The overall aim is to explore whether the developmental origins of health and disease are caused by conserved molecular mechanisms and if they can be prevented or reversed.

The conference will bring together scientists working on foetal programming and developmental origins of health and disease in humans and animals (with a focus on the mechanisms underlying the developmental programming) with ecologists and evolutionary biologists interested in the effects of the parental environment on offspring physiology.

We welcome abstracts on all major themes of this meeting for oral or poster presentations.

Nutrition in Pregnancy Conference May 2-4, 2019

Venue: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

Date: 02-05-2019 to 04-05-2019

Register now!

Nutrition in Pregnancy logoThe Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at Oregon Health & Science University is hosting a national Nutrition in Pregnancy conference. The meeting will gather leading scientists and clinicians to discuss the unique needs of women before and during pregnancy and lactation, and how those nutritional needs impact the lifelong health of the mother and her offspring.

Development before birth is now known to be a critical time period in establishing later life chronic disease risk. Nutrition plays a vital role in this development, but specific guidelines detailing nutritional needs of pregnant women are lacking.
This conference will present an overview of current research, including what we know and what we need to know to make clear recommendations to women of reproductive age. The conference is appropriate for anyone who works with pregnant women or does research on the role of nutrition before and during pregnancy and early life development.
Full schedule with speakers now available.

Date: May 2 - 3, 2019
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.


2019 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society

Venue: Fairmont Tremblant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Date: 11-02-2019 to 12-02-2019

The 2019 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society ( will be held on February 11th &12th, 2019 at the beautiful Fairmont Tremblant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. An exciting scientific program is planned which includes three thematic sessions: Epigenetics and Omics Mechanisms Underlying DOHaD, Vulnerable and At Risk Populations, and Solution-Oriented DOHaD Research. The program will include Keynote addresses by Tessa Roseboom (Principal Investigator, the Dutch famine birth cohort; University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Robert A. Waterland (Professor, Nutritional influences on developmental epigenetics; Baylor College of Medicine). The meeting will also feature talks by invited Canadian speakers and trainees, an Outreach, Networking and Collaboration event, as well as addresses and updates about the 2021 World Congress on DOHaD that will be held in Canada. The 2019 Canadian DOHaD Society meeting will be held in conjunction with the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting, February 12-15, 2019 ( For any question, please contact the co-organizers (Serge McGraw, PhD; Kristin Connor, PhD

Aspen/Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium, Aug 24-27 2019

Venue: Snowmass, Colorado

Date: 24-08-2019 to 27-08-2019

We would like to invite you to attend the 2019 Aspen/Snow Mass Perinatal Biology Symposium, August24-27, 2019 in Snowmass, Colorado. This year’s symposium “Perinatal Exposures: Intersecting Mechanisms leading to Developmental Outcomes” will consist of 9 plenary sessions, including the Keynote Lecture and the DJP Barker Memorial Lecture, 2 poster sessions and 3 trainee workshops.

The 2019 Aspen-Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium, which is the 8th in a series, has the overarching theme of the development of healthy offspring and whether there are common mechanisms that determine the long-term consequences of compromised development. This Symposium will bring together clinicians and scientists, established senior and junior investigators, from clinical medicine, basic research and applied livestock production, and from around the world to report and discuss their findings in an atmosphere conducive to frank yet amicable exchange. This will occur via plenary sessions, poster sessions, trainee workshops, and informal discussions, with time dedicated to presentations by and recognition of trainees and early career investigators.

Register by November 15th, 2018 and save $75 off your registration!

We hope you will be able to attend this unique and exciting meeting and look forward to seeing you in Snowmass!
The Organizing Committee
For more information, including session and speaker information, registration, housing, and organizing and scientific committees, please go to:

Early Life Nutrition Masterclass – from Pregnancy to Early Childhood. London, 1 November 2018

Venue: King's College London

Date: 01-11-2018

There is increasing evidence that nutrition during pregnancy and early childhood can have positive effects on health of both mother and child. The first 1000 days- that is from conception to the child's 2nd birthday offers a unique opportunity to build long term health including the establishment of healthy dietary habits during this critical period. This comprehensive course is designed for health care professionals and those working in the area of early nutrition. Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded a King's College London Certificate of Attendance.
Visit for further information and to register

French-language DOHaD Society 4th Colloquium, Grenoble, 8-9 November 2018

Venue: Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Grenoble

Date: 08-11-2018 to 09-11-2018

The French-language DOHaD Society has 55 members, from both basic science, medicine and population health horizons. The 4th colloquium will be held in Grenoble, November 8-9 2018 Lectures given by invited speakers will cover a large range of Dohad topics among which programing of the GH axis, micro RNAs in breast milk, offspring of mothers who underwent bariatric surgery, early adversity score and later health, nanoparticules and placenta. A large place will be given to the presentation of new results through both oral and poster presentations.

3rd European Summer School on Nutrigenomics, Jesi, Italy

Venue: Teatro Pergolesi, Jesi, Italy

Date: 25-06-2018 to 28-06-2018

The 3rd European Summer School on Nutrigenomics has the aim to improve the knowledge on the correlation between early life nutrition and adult health. To this aim, the school will focus on how the mother’s nutrition impacts offspring health and related consequences for future generations (transgenerational and intergenerational effects).


The education of young nutritionists and researchers working on nutrition and health requires the upgrade on the key role of mother’s life style in the modulation of health later in life, and the knowledge of molecular mechanisms determining the healthy or unhealthy phenotype represents a key goal for prevention and in the early biomarker diagnosis.

The goal of the 3rd European Summer School on Nutrigenomics is strongly linked to DOHaD research because both aim to clarify the early determinants of late onset diseases that represent main burden of health care system.

As you can read in the programme ( early life will be treated by several point of view.

The school is open to 100 young researchers aimed to acquire new inside the modulation of epigenome by nutrition and xenobiotics during early life and across the life span.


3rd Annual Meeting US-DOHaD 2018, Chapel Hill NC

Venue: The Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, NC

Date: 01-10-2018 to 02-10-2018

to be held at the beautiful Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, NC

October 1-2, 2018 (Monday-Tuesday)


 Venue and Hotel:  The Rizzo Center (Conference Hotel and Meeting Room site)

Nearest Airport: Raleigh Durham airport (RDU) - 30 minutes with taxi

Scientific Program Chair: Robert H. Lane, M.D., M.S., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Medical College of Wisconsin

Local Arrangements Chair: Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.


US DOHaD Membership

For those who are not yet a US DOHaD member, please visit our website at to enroll. The annual membership cost:

The benefits of membership include:

We will be emailing details regarding nominations for positions (President, Council members) and abstract submission and registration for the meeting. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Many thanks and best wishes.

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