Professors John Bertram and Euan Wallace co-chaired the successful Melbourne bid to host the World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.
Announced last month, Melbourne has won the bid to host the 11th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20-23 October 2019.
The proposed theme for the congress is “transforming the future from the first moment of life,” which is exactly what the 1000 estimated delegates will wish to achieve. The aim of DOHaD is to combat non-communicable diseases by establishing healthy behaviours early in life.
Local, national and international scientists, as well as clinical researchers, obstetricians, paediatricians, public health professionals and policy leaders will gather at MCEC to discuss how early life (conception, pregnancy, infancy and childhood) is not only a time to mitigate immediate risks to health, but how it is also a critical period to promote health and prevention of diseases later in life.