DOHaD 2019: Investing in a healthy future for all – Research, Education, Policy ShareThis


CLOSER attended the 11th DOHaD World Congress in Melbourne, Australia from 20-23 October 2019.

About the conference

The International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) was set up to promote research into the fetal and developmental origins of disease and involves scientists from many backgrounds.

This year’s Congress theme was Investing in a Healthy Future for All: Research, Education, Policy. The Congress brought together basic and clinical researchers and healthcare professionals from around the world to address the many challenges that currently impact the health of mothers and fathers, babies in the womb, infants, children and adolescents, as well as explore solutions, interventions and policies to optimise health across the lifespan.

Find out more about the year’s conference.

CLOSER’s presence at DOHaD

Tuesday 22 October

Dr Will Johnson (Loughborough University), presented, The development, causes, and consequences of childhood obesity: exploring heterogeneity using multiple birth cohorts which will showcase a series of papers conducted with the CLOSER consortium.
Cross-cohort and Novel Large Data Resources session | 10:30-12:10

Dr Dara O’Neill (CLOSER), presented a poster, The CLOSER UK longitudinal study consortium: Opportunities and outputs from our cross-disciplinary collaboration
Society and intervention section of the poster session | 12:10 – 14:00

Dr Esther Walton (University of Bristol), presented a poster, Synthesizing a Map of the Human Methylome across the Life Course
Epigenetics section of the poster session | 12:10 – 14:00

CLOSER also had an exhibition stand at the conference.