9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease DOHAD

2015 DOHAD
Cape Town, South Africa 8 November 2015 - 11 November 2015

Summary

DOHaD is an international, learned society (and registered charity) which aims to promote research into developmental origins of health and disease. The 8th World Congress addressed the growing awareness of the implications of maternal well-being on long term health. The DOHaD concept describes how during early life (at conception, and/or during fetal life, infancy and early childhood), the environment induces changes in development that have long term impact on later health and disease risk.