DOHaD Summer Course

DOHaD Summer Course Graphic 2024

The DOHaD Summer Course is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career faculty who are interested in the long-term consequences of developmental programming. This four-day course in August introduces participants to different perspectives within the field of DOHaD thru a series of lectures by nationally recognized researchers.

The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHAD) is a growing body of research that shows how gene-environment interactions, beginning in the womb, play a critical role in determining an individual's life-long health profile.

This year participants will network with nationally recognized researchers and will be paired with a faculty mentor throughout the course. There will also be an Experimental Design group presentation and career development opportunities to refine scientific writing, research aim development and presentation skills.

2024 Date: August 5 - 8
Location: OHSU, Portland, Oregon

2024 topics:

Day 1: DOHaD Foundations and Cardiovascular Disease

Day 2: Environmental Impacts

Day 3: Interventions and Cancer

Day 4: Sex and Metabolism

2024 Information

Here is the initial schedule for the DOHaD Summer Course. Consider this a preview of what participants can expect this year. Given the extension of the course this year, we are still finalizing details and the schedule is still subject to change. 

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The Summer Course is open to attendees only, as there will be sections throughout the day where participants will be interacting with one another and speakers. There will not be onsite childcare provided, but we have locations in Portland in close proximity to the conference site that allow walk-in childcare services.

PSU Little Vikings Daycare
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 | 503-725-3000

1901 NE Broadway, Portland, OR | 971-302-6187

Peake Academy
464 First Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 | 503-675-7529

Poster Requirements

Size: The maximum dimension of the poster area is 44.75”h x 90.75”w (poster board dimension is 48”h x 96”w); landscape/horizontal orientation. Please design within the dimensions of the poster area to not exceed poster board.

Format: The lettering should be at least one inch in height. Illustrations will be read from a distance of 3 to 5 feet, heavy lettering of at least 3/8" in height is recommended. Charts, drawings, and other illustrations might be similar to those you would otherwise use in preparing slides but should be more heavily drawn and appropriately shaded where possible. Large-sized type should be used for typewritten material. Hand-lettered material is acceptable, but heavy lettering and shaded block letters should be used wherever possible.

Content: Each poster will need to have the following sections: Poster title, authors, abstract, a clear statement regarding the rationale and/or specific aims, a description of the materials and methods, results and conclusions. Results should be presented in tables and/or graphs and should support the rationale for the study and the conclusions. It is very helpful to have a succinct conclusion.

Illustrative material should not be mounted on heavy board because it may be difficult to keep its position on the poster board.

Poster Logistics

OHSU will provide poster boards, poster board numbers, and push pins at the beginning of the course.

Participants can utilize an existing poster that has been previously presented under their research area, if available, as long as it meets the above size, format, and content requirements.

Local Printing Service (optional)
FedEx Office Print & Ship Center | 7421 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR | (503) 254-0474
Cost is $6.50 per square foot. Heavy matte paper. There is a 24 hour turn around.
A poster measurement of 36”h x 48”w (12 square feet) would cost approximately $78. A poster measurement of 44.75”h x 90.75”w (28.2 square feet) would cost approximately $184.

Instructions for Presentation

Presenters will be divided into 2 groups (odd / even poster numbers), and each group will have an allotted 45-minute time slot in which they will be required to be by their posters to answer questions. There will be faculty judges during the sessions who will provide verbal feedback and score the posters/presenters. Participants that are not in the designated group will be encouraged to review posters and ask questions of the current presenters. The highest ranked poster/presenter will be awarded a prize for Best Poster Presentation.

Mounting and Dismantling of Posters

Each poster participant will be responsible for putting up and taking down their poster during the allotted time. All posters must be removed within 30 minutes of poster session end time. Remaining posters will be disposed of after the designated time for poster board pick-up. OHSU, the Moore Institute, and the KCRB will not be responsible for posters left after the dismantle time.

MOUNTING: August 6 following tour/during lunch hour (12-1pm)

DISMANTLING: August 6 following poster session (ends 6pm) – no later than 6:30pm