DOHaD Masterclass Series - October 21, 2

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Masterclass Symposium

Session 1 and 2 are now available!

Visit here to watch both sessions!

Session 1 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kristin Conner

Date: June 6, 2019

Title: DOHAD: What we do and don't know, where we want to go, and how to get there

Session 2 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kaitlin Wade

Date: October 21 2019

Title: Mendelian Randomization: Integration of Genetics with Population Health Data to Improve Causal Inference


Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Masterclass Symposium

Session 1 summary now available!

Keynote Speaker: Kristin Conner

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 10:00-8:00

Room: Apotex 264

Panel speakers included local DOHaD researchers and clinicians. Thanks for sharing with us Meghan Azad, Meaghan Jones, Alex Singer, Shyamala Dakstinamurti, Robert Schroth and Liz Sellers!

View summary here!

Adult Students

Fellowship/Studentship Development Workshop Video

DEVOTION and the CHRIM Mentorship in partnership with BReaTH Program presented speakers from NSERC, CIHR, Research Manitoba and Mitacs who spoke about the contents of a compelling  studentship/ fellowship application, including:

1. What makes your application strong?

2. What do you need to include to tip the balance in your favour?

3. What are you missing from your application?

Questions were posed to the speakers and an open discussion of the resources available when starting you application was led be Dr. Adrian West.

View the video here!

Original workshop:

Date: July 19, 2019

Time: 2:00-4:00

Room: 500 JBRC


Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Masterclass Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Kristin Conner

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 10:00-8:00

Room: Apotex 264



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Speaker: Neeloffer Mookherjee

Date: March 20, 2019

Time: 12:00-1:00

Room: 500 JBRC





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CHRIM Trainee Career Development Series: Academic Women in Science: Attaining Gender Equity



Women in Science Development, Outreach and Mentoring present: Internation Women's Day Panel Discussion and Networking Reception

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 3:00-6:30

Room: Ambassador Room A, Canad Inns HSC

Join us for a panel discussion with clinical and basic biomedical scientists and health professionals. With an open-mic format, this event promises to be an engaging and invigorating opportunity for audience members to engage with mentor panelists and one another. A networking reception will follow to facilitate interaction between mentors and trainees.





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Speaker: Andrew Halayko

Date: March 1, 2019

Time: 2:00-3:30

Room: 500 JBRC

We will:

  • Define mentor, mentee, and mentoring relationship 

  • Differentiate mentoring and advising 

  • When it is imparative to engage with a mentor

  • Outline appropriate expectations for mentors and mentees

  • Tips for a good mentor-mentee relationship





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CHRIM Trainee Career Development Series: Navigating the Mentor/Mentee Relationship


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Navigating the Mentor/Mentee Relationship: Andrew Halayko

March 1, 2:00-3:30, 500 JBRC

Academic Women in Science: Attaining Gender Equity: Neeloffer Mookherjee

March 20, 12:00-1:00, 500 JBRC

Building Cultural Capacity: Valerie Williams

April 26, 2:00-3:00, 500 JBRC

R Workshop 1 of 2: Introduction to R: Christopher Pascoe

May 24, 2:00-4:00, 626 BMS

R Workshop 2 of 2: ggplot 2: Christopher Pascoe

May 31, 2:00-4:00 626 BMS





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Join DEVOTION for the CHRIM Trainee Career Development Series!


Childhood Arthritis and Beyond 2019 Meeting: April 23-26, 2019 at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The meeting will bring together world-renowned academic and industry experts, clinicians, researchers, patients and their families to connect with each other, to lessons learned in childhood arthritis and to build the future of research in childhood arthritis. In addition to the symposium, presentations and panel discussion, attendees can enjoy spring skiing, barn line dancing, a fun-and-dance filled dinner party and the exchange with colleagues and community members in one of Canada's most magical places.


The conference will start Tuesday evening April 23 and end Friday at noon April 26, followed by kicking off a Charity Bike Ride across the Rockies! The conference is open to all physicians, allied health professionals, nurses, trainees, and whomever else has an interest in attending.

To view the schedule or register, click here.

Little Hands

Good luck to Wanda Phillips-Beck, RN, BN, MSc, on her PhD proposal defense on Friday, Dec 21.

“Moving toward family-centred and culturally informed care:  maternal, birth and infant outcomes for a cohort of women who travelled for Birth in Manitoba, 2007-2017”

The aim of this dissertation is to generate the necessary evidence and uncover some truths about present day childbirth policy. It also aims to include strength and cultural-based lenses to improve healthcare services for pregnant First Nation women and improve maternal child healthcare pathways. Ultimately the study aims to support efforts to address the TRC Calls to Action, leading to improved maternal and infant outcomes.

Committee:  Dr. J. Lavoie, Community Health Sciences (co-advisor);  Dr. A. Schultz, Community Health Sciences (co-advisor); Ms. S. Copenace, Community Health Sciences (Grandmother advisor); Dr. M. Brownell, Community Health Sciences; Dr. N. Nickel, Community Health Sciences; Dr. J. Cidro, Native Studies 




The 2019 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society: February 11-12, 2019 in Mont Tremblant, Quebec

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of biomedical researchers, clinician scientists, epidemiologists, population health scientists, industry representatives and policy leaders from across Canada who share a common interest in the field of DOHaD. The program is designed to address the priorities of the DOHaD community in Canada, as well as to offer mentoring, networking, and collaboration opportunities.

The scientific program includes three thematic sessions:

  • Epigenetics and Omics Mechanisms Underlying DOHaD,

  • Vulnerable and At Risk Populations, 

  • Solution-Oriented DOHaD Research.

The program will include Keynote addresses by Tessa Roseboom (Dutch famine birth cohort; University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Robert A. Waterland (Nutritional influences on developmental epigenetics; Baylor College of Medicine).


The meeting will also feature talks by invited Canadian speakers and trainees, an Outreach, Networking and Collaboration event.

For more information or to register online, click here

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DEVOTION's Knowledge Translation education series for trainees  

June 2018 - June 2019: monthly

The DEVOTION Network is offering a Knowledge Translation education series for trainees. This will include topics related to basic tools for graphic design, tips for partnering with industry and identifying your audience beyond academia. The schedule can be accessed here


Dr. Tracey Galloway & Dr. Deborah Sloboda

Guest Speakers Dr. Tracey Galloway and Dr. Deborah Sloboda will be speaking at the next DEVOTION + CHRIM Research Round on Wednesday, November 15th from 11:00 - 12:00 pm in Frederick Gaspard Theatre (Theatre A). A light lunch will be served afterwards in the atrium. 

October 2-4, 2018- 14th Annual Child Health Research Days (CHRD) "Protecting the Future: How the Environment Impacts Child Health". Canadian Museum of Human Rights. 

September 21, 2018- Pat Gregory,  Maureen Heaman, Helga Bryant and Rhonda Campbell will present "Factors Associated with Inadequate Prenatal Care among Women in Northern Manitoba- Preliminary results and potential implications for policy" at CHRIM & DEVOTION Rounds. 12-1 pm in JBRC 500. A light lunch will be served. 

June 19, 2018- Knowledge Translation 101 for Trainees: Learn the Fundamentals of Knowledge Translation in the world of Health Research. 12-1 pm, 500 JBRC.  

June 15, 2018- Fellowship Funding Review Workshop: Key Elements of a Successful Fellowship Funding Application. 12-1 pm, 500 JBRC.

June 5, 2018- Dr. Ravi Retnakran presents "Glucose Tolerance in Pregnancy: A Window to the Future Risk of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Young Women". 11-12pm in Apotex 164.