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September 2019

Let Them Eat Dirt

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway
Vancouver,BCV5N 1W1
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Allergies, obesity, asthma, intestinal disorders, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes are all on the rise, with some even doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the complex ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us – our microbiota – as a major cause. But how could microorganisms that live in your gut affect the odds you’ll develop asthma, a disease of the lungs – or diabetes, a metabolic disorder? LET THEM EAT DIRT: The…

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October 2019

2019 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: “We are not alone: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Rooms 220-222, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver,CA
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Inside and out, our bodies host trillions of microscopic organisms comprised of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. This is the human microbiota and your microbiome is all the genes your microbiota contains. We share a symbiotic relationship with these organisms and they play an important role in our health and disease. A pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, Dr. Claire M. Fraser is one of the most highly cited investigators in microbiology. In 1995, Dr. Fraser was the first…

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2019 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: “We are not alone: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Rooms 220-222, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver,CA
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Inside and out, our bodies host trillions of microscopic organisms comprised of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. This is the human microbiota and your microbiome is all the genes your microbiota contains. We share a symbiotic relationship with these organisms and they play an important role in our health and disease. A pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, Dr. Claire M. Fraser is one of the most highly cited investigators in microbiology. In 1995, Dr. Fraser was the first…

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