2020 Forum and Annual General Meeting

Join us, Thursday, September 17 followed by the AGM on and Friday, September 18, 2020 in Montreal (Omni Hotel Mont-Royal) for our 2020 Forum, “Healthy Start, Life-Long Impact: Eradicating Non-Communicable Disease.”

Co-chairs Dr. Sandra Davidge and Dr. John Challis have assembled an excellent program. (click here to view the Agenda).

This topic is highly relevant to all of us engaged in the health sciences. Predisposition to disease is affected by a broad range of factors, genetic, epigenetic and environmental. It is now well established that maternal or paternal influences, factors pre- or peri-conception, during pregnancy or in the early postnatal period predispose an individual or population to major non-communicable disease conditions, including coronary heart disease, obesity, Type II diabetes, immune, behavioural and neurological conditions.

The panels will examine current understanding of mechanisms underlying the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD); discuss new ways of predicting predisposition to disease and apply that knowledge to the diagnosis, intervention and prevention of non-communicable disease across health disciplines. The discussion will apply to indigenous and immigrant populations as well as non-Indigenous Canadians to inform proposals for altered practice and government policy.


Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2R6