Daily Media Digest November 24, 2022

Scientists and researchers gather for the DOHaD Congress 2022 in partnership with Kids Brain Health Network
HRI Portal
“Partnering with the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) World Congress, KBHN held its 12th annual conference in Vancouver, where researchers, families and partners from across Canada gathered.”
TAGS: childhood development, International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Kids Brain Health Network

New study finds connections between genetic factors in autism spectrum disorder
University Health Network
“This neurodevelopmental disorder is associated with a wide range of physiological and behavioural symptoms, including deficits in communication, cognition and motor function, as well as seizures and hyperactivity.”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, University Health Network, Krembil Research Institute, Canadian Association of Neuroscience

Major investment in top talent in ALS research
HRI Portal
“Early-career ALS researchers receive critical funding through ALS Society of Canada and Brain Canada partnership, with support from Fondation Vincent Bourque.”
TAGS: research funding, ALS Society of Canada, Brain Canada, University of Waterloo, Western University

Collaboration and community support needed to address mental health challenges in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
University of Calgary
“Carly McMorris leads the way to better support the mental health needs of kids with co-occurring medical conditions.”
TAGS: mental health, neurodevelopmental disabilities, University of Calgary

VADA program focuses grad student research on health data, patient well-being
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“She completed her undergraduate degree in Sri Lanka and came to Canada in 2019 to do her master’s degree in Statistics. Why did you choose to apply to …”
TAGS: health data, healthcare interventions, patient groups, University of Manitoba