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Organizing Committee


Stephen Matthews (DOHaD Canada, President; Chair, DOHaD International program Committee)

Stephen Matthews, PhD is Professor of Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director of Research at the Alliance for Human Development, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System. Dr Matthews received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, he was appointed to the University of Toronto in 1996 and served as Chair of the Department of Physiology from 2007-2014. Dr Matthews’ research is focused towards understanding how the fetal environment affects developmental trajectories leading to modified neurologic and endocrine function. Among his leadership roles, Dr Matthews has served as a member and chair of CIHR Grant Review Panels, on the Editorial Boards of several Journals and is a member of Council for SRI and for the International DOHaD society; in 2015, he co-founded DOHaD Canada.