The establishment of DOHaD working groups in Australia and New Zealand

S. L. Prescott, K. Allen, K. Armstrong, C. Collins, H. Dickinson, K. Gardiner, F. Jacka, C. Jasoni, T. Moore, K. M. Moritz, B. Muhlhausler, W. Siero, K. Sim, R. Nanan, R. Saffery, G. Singh, M. H. Vickers, J. M. Craig

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Abstract

The evidence underpinning the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) is overwhelming. As the emphasis shifts more towards interventions and the translational strategies for disease prevention, it is important to capitalize on collaboration and knowledge sharing to maximize opportunities for discovery and replication. DOHaD meetings are facilitating this interaction. However, strategies to perpetuate focussed discussions and collaborations around and between conferences are more likely to facilitate the development of DOHaD research. For this reason, the DOHaD Society of Australia and New Zealand (DOHaD ANZ) has initiated themed Working Groups, which convened at the 2014-2015 conferences. This report introduces the DOHaD ANZ Working Groups and summarizes their plans and activities. One of the first Working Groups to form was the ActEarly birth cohort group, which is moving towards more translational goals. Reflecting growing emphasis on the impact of early life biodiversity - even before birth - we also have a Working Group titled Infection, inflammation and the microbiome. We have several Working Groups exploring other major non-cancerous disease outcomes over the lifespan, including Brain, behaviour and development and Obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic health. The Epigenetics and Animal Models Working Groups cut across all these areas and seeks to ensure interaction between researchers. Finally, we have a group focussed on 'Translation, policy and communication' which focusses on how we can best take the evidence we produce into the community to effect change. By coordinating and perpetuating DOHaD discussions in this way we aim to enhance DOHaD research in our region.

LanguageEnglish
Pages433-439
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • animal models
  • birth cohorts
  • epigenetics
  • obesity
  • translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Prescott, S. L., Allen, K., Armstrong, K., Collins, C., Dickinson, H., Gardiner, K., ... Craig, J. M. (2016). The establishment of DOHaD working groups in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 7(5), 433-439. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2040174416000167
Prescott, S. L. ; Allen, K. ; Armstrong, K. ; Collins, C. ; Dickinson, H. ; Gardiner, K. ; Jacka, F. ; Jasoni, C. ; Moore, T. ; Moritz, K. M. ; Muhlhausler, B. ; Siero, W. ; Sim, K. ; Nanan, R. ; Saffery, R. ; Singh, G. ; Vickers, M. H. ; Craig, J. M. / The establishment of DOHaD working groups in Australia and New Zealand. In: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2016 ; Vol. 7, No. 5. pp. 433-439.
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