Improving Health From The Inside Out
The Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute was established in 2008 replacing McMaster University’s Intestinal Disease Research Program that had been in existence since 1984. The Institute’s vision is to better understand and treat, and ultimately cure, the most common categories of intestinal illness that burden our society: inflammatory, functional and diet-induced disorders. The Institute pursues its vision by adopting an integrated multidisciplinary approach that encompasses bench-to-bedside research and involves close collaborations between clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists. The vision also mandates the provision of the best possible experience that will enable our trainees to pursue successful careers in the academic and private sectors. Knowledge translation is a key aspect of our vision, serving to inform the public of advances in our understanding of digestive diseases, and to increase awareness of the burden of these diseases on our society.
According to a new study in Nature by Meisel and Hinterleitner et al, signals from the gut microbiota may help induce a pre-leukemic state in individuals with genetic predisposition. Mutations,...
Mike Surette has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes...
As part of our commitment to knowledge dissemination and outreach on topics of GI health and disease, members such as Dr. Elena Verdu and her postdoc Heather Galipeau contribute regularly to Gut...
Maria Ines Pinto Sanchez has recently been awarded certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification (NBNSC). She has...
The ProbGut Study: Probiotics on the Gut Microbiota of Healthy Children
SPEAKER: Kim Chau, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Surette
Disease flares in IBD: cause, cure and prevention
Dr. Charles Lees – Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
TOPIC: “Disease flares in IBD: cause, cure and prevention”
OBJECTIVES: At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
1. Review the prevalence of IBD worldwide
2. Discuss what are the issues when treating IBD in 2018
3. Present the PREdiCCt study