Healthy Start, Life-Long Impact: Eradicating Non-Communicable Disease

September 28 and 29, 2021

The 2021 Forum will be held in a virtual, interactive format.  This topic is relevant for all of the health sciences disciplines represented by our Academy and should also interest you.  Predisposition to disease is affected by a broad range of factors, whether genetic, epigenetic or environmental.

This Virtual Forum will:

  • Examine current understanding of mechanisms underlying the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD);
  • Discuss new ways of predicting predisposition to disease;
  • Apply that knowledge to the diagnosis, intervention, and prevention of non-communicable disease across health disciplines;
  • Include delegates from the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) network, as well as other interested parties which will provide an opportunity for networking.

The discussion will apply to indigenous and immigrant populations as well as non-Indigenous Canadians to inform proposals for altered practice and government policy.

Forum Program

September 28th from 11:00 – 16:30 Eastern Time Zone

September 29th from 11:00 – 16:30 Eastern Time Zone

Click here to view our line-up of expert speakers.


We invite you to register for this two-day event.


CAHS Fellows $125
Non-Members $175
Trainees $50

Don’t miss your chance to participate at this year’s Virtual Forum – Registration deadline is September 16th.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Should your organization also be interested in sponsoring this year’s Forum, we encourage you to look at the sponsorship opportunities available.  Click here to view the details.

Sponsorship is a great way to receive visibility and acknowledgement for your contributions. Your support goes a long way. It not only helps the Forum but also helps us in our efforts to provide objective, evidence-based health research to decision makers across the country.

Click here to confirm your sponsorship.

We hope to count you amongst us this year as we hold our first Virtual Forum.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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