DOHaD 2022 in Vancouver
We are delighted to formally announce that the next DOHaD World Congress will take place in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada between August 27-31, 2022. It will be preceded by
integrated satellites on DOHaD in animal production, to be held in Québec City in the fall of
2021 and a second satellite on DOHaD and Indigenous health, to be held in Kananaskis or
Canmore, in mid August 2022. Reports from each of these satellites will inform symposia at the
In 2022, the DOHaD Congress will be held in conjunction with the Annual meeting of the Kids
Brain Health Network (KBHN, https://kidsbrainhealth.ca) in its third cycle as a Canadian
Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE). DOHaD and KBHN share many scientific and policy
goals in common with each other. We are excited by the ability to bring trainees and
investigators from each group to the same integrated Congress.
Planning for the Congress is well underway. Our trainee committee led by Kozeta Miliku and
Sandy Davidge have proposed an outstanding 2-day program of workshops, seminars and
networking events for trainees. The Program and Executive Committee is currently finalising
invitations to an exceptional group of keynote speakers. We anticipate that each day the highest
scoring abstracts submitted by trainees will be presented as award lectures in plenary sessions.
We are developing an exciting list of symposium and workshop topics, and will be delighted to
receive your thoughts on areas that you would like to propose or be discussed.
Finally, in this pandemic time, we are concurrently planning for the possibility of virtual or
hybrid sessions, seeking ways that enhance your involvement and create networking
opportunities. Please give us your input, thoughts and ideas.
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver for the DOHaD 2022 World Congress, in
conjunction with the Annual meeting of the Kids Brain Health Network. We promise an
outstanding meeting where mountains meet the ocean in one of the world’s great cities.