Our Society works to coordinate research and advocacy strategies in different countries to promote and support a healthy start to life. We aim especially to promote the interchange of ideas, staff and expertise between institutions, laboratories and research groups around the world. Thus, the Society looks globally to provide linkages and support to regional groups where individuals that share a language, a geographical region, or a coordinated strategic mission, can come together and form a DOHaD Regional Society.
While the mission and values of DOHaD Regional Societies coincide closely with the International DOHaD Society, these Groups additionally benefit from targeted advocacy, education and research efforts to each Group’s specific region and Membership. Regional Groups are highly regarded by the Society, as they foster research interests in DOHaD internationally, support Society membership, and promote international research collegiality.
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- Australia/New Zealand
- Latin America
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 Group
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.