Presenter: Nigel Plummer PhD
Date: March 18th
Location: Toronto, ON
This one-day intensive overview will provide a brief exploration of the characteristics, structure, role, and diversity of the human microbiome, as well as how it becomes a key driver in our health status following birth, and continues as a critical, lifelong contributor.
Although it has been acknowledged that the microbiome has enormous influence on immune and intestinal health, it is now apparent that differences in the microbiome are also associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, IBS and allergies. The program will explore the mechanisms of how the microbiome may exert its influence on disease risk factors, together with the gathering evidence that many may be associated with the use of antibiotics.