“It’s trans-disciplinary and dynamic approaches of ground-breaking childhood science into direct work with children make AHD unique in the world” by Stephen J. Lye, PhD., Executive Director

New Academic Boundries:
Our work focuses on health, behavioral and learning outcomes; equity and gender all over the world. 

AHD is working with various partners to advance the understanding of early human development. Our goal is that through combined efforts, we can ensure better health outcomes for children.

DOHaD World Congress 2022 was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from August 27 to August 31, 2022, with integrated satellite meetings in Kananaskis, Alberta and Quebec City, Quebec.

Dr. Stephen Lye was one of the main speakers at the Adversities, Development & New Interventions roundtable in Ottawa, Canada, March 2019. This ‘by invitation-only’ meeting was organized by CIFAR in partnership with AKFC and IDRC.

Dr. Stephen Matthews, Director of Research of AHD and President of @DOHaD Canada attended the 11th DOHaD World Congress in Melbourne (here with Hiro Hamada postdoc, University of Toronto) on October 2019.

The 1st Cuba-Canada Maternal-Child Symposium took place in Cuba from March 22-25, 2019. The conference was organized by Dr. Yeneir Vera, Research Associate. Seven professors from Canada and one professor from the Netherlands participated. The event was attended by more than 70 physicians and researchers from Cuba, including the Head of the National Mother Infant Program and the Presidents of the National Obstetric Society, National Paediatric Society and National Genetic Society among others.

Read Dr. Tessa Roseboom, ambassador of Promising Start Program, Netherlands and Prof. @UvA Amsterdam blog:
A good start in life in times of the Corona pandemic: how the current pandemic affects parents and their children. Not only stress & anxiety are contagious, but so are creativity and solidarity (April 2020).