DOHaD's Global Outreach
Our Society's primary goal is to coordinate research and advocacy efforts across different countries, aiming to ensure a healthy start to life for all. We are especially focused on facilitating the exchange of ideas, staff, and expertise between various institutions, laboratories, and research groups worldwide. Our approach is global, as we aim to connect and support regional groups where individuals sharing a common language, geographical location, or coordinated strategic mission can come together to form DOHaD Regional Societies.
The mission and values of our Regional Societies closely align with those of the International DOHaD Society. These groups play an essential role in promoting international research collaboration and fostering DOHaD research interests on a global scale. They achieve this by implementing targeted advocacy, education, and research initiatives tailored to the specific needs and challenges of each group's regional and its members. Additionally, they contribute to the growth of the Society membership and facilitate a sense of collegiality within the international research community.
Members are invited to join or maintain their affiliation with the Regional Society in their respective geography (if applicable) when they purchase or renew their membership with the International Society, at no additional cost.
Benefits of establishing a Regional Society
The DOHaD Society is recognized for its promotion of the importance of a healthy start to life. The Society is composed of world leaders in the field of developmental programming, including clinicians, specialists in public health, educators and basic scientists. Regional Societies share in this international recognition, and are listed on the International Society website.
Representation on DOHaD Society Council
Each Regional Society is granted a seat on the International DOHaD Council, and thus has influence over the Society’s activities and Council decisions.
At each World Congress, Regional Societies participate in a special meeting of the Regional Societies, and have an agenda discussion at the International Society’s Annual General Meeting. Additionally, all Regional Societies are offered free booth space at the World Congresses to advertise their group and increase their local membership.
The Society plays a large role in political lobbying and the exchange of knowledge between policymakers, researchers, health professionals and the wider public. DOHaD Regional Societies enjoy the benefit of unified political lobbying, where the Society can/will facilitate and support these Groups’ political or fundraising activities.
Each Regional Society may use the Society logo and name in advertising events and meetings.
Each Regional Society may receive assistance and guidance from the Society for organizing local meetings, as well as free promotion of meetings on the Society website and Journal.
Become a DOHaD Regional Society
The DOHaD Society welcomes local, national, regional, and international groups and organisations to apply for affiliation status. Applicants must be International DOHaD Society Members.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Regional Society, please submit an inquiry through the Members Area.