Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Victoria Gut Health

  • Education & Information
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Join Ed Ishiguro, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria as he discusses how our digestive tracts are colonized by trillions of bacteria, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. The types of bacteria found in this ensemble have a profound influence on health and disease, and examples of factors that determine the composition of our microbiota will be described.

The main highlight of this presentation will be on recent research indicating the possible involvement of certain gut bacteria in the pathology of multiple sclerosis. The implications of these findings on future research directions will be considered. The discussion will include relevant background information on the immune and nervous systems in nontechnical language.

When: Thursday June 28th, 2018 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: Sidney Army & Navy Club

9831 Fourth Street, Sidney BC

RSVP by calling Erin at 250-388-6496 ext 7301 or by email erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

All Welcome