Conference: Women and their Microbes; March 6-7, 2019

Women play an undeniable role in the health of future generations partly through the maternal microbes. The microbial inheritance that occurs pre-, peri-, and post-natal has been linked to various consequences for both mother and child. As more evidence accumulates, the relevance of this unique scientific conference in bridging the science with medical and industry communities becomes all the more essential.

Theme is Microbiota Management in Pregnancy

The theme of the 2019 conference will be "Microbiota Management in Pregnancy". It will open with a clinical half-day that focusing on practice-changing microbiome science on March 6th and then March 7th with feature a full research day with top level academics and clinicians presenting their cutting edge science.

All of this will take place just before International Women's Day in the picturescque city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which is home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades. “A healthy woman, a healthy baby, a healthy generation”.


Confirmed speakers

  • Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD – Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • John Bienenstock, MD – Professor, McMaster University
  • Gregor Reid, PhD, MBA – Professor, Western University
  • Deborah Sloboda, PhD  – Professor, McMaster University
  • Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD – Professor, University of Guelph
  • Mary Sharpe, RM, PhD – Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  • Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, RPh, BScPhm, NCMP – Clinical Pharmacist, Founder of Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products


Conference highlights

  • Clinical half-day March 6th focusing on practice changing microbiome insights
  • Research day March 7th with key-note lectures, workshops and poster sessions
  • Ignite talks: snappy updates on current cutting-edge research


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