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Gut Health and Parkinson's Series

Dr. Edward Ishiguro, Professor Emeritus in the University of Victoria Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, joins us in this webinar series to discuss the link between the gut and Parkinson's disease.

These two sessions will cover the role of gut bacteria, and how our understanding of the gut-brain connection may lead to new treatments for Parkinson's, and perhaps even offer a glimpse into the mystery of what causes diseases like Parkinson's.

Interaction of Gut Bacteria with our Diet - Monday, November 9

About 30 trillion bacteria live in the human digestive tract. In this presentation, Dr. Edward Ishiguro summarizes the role of our gut bacteria — collectively called the gut microbiota — play in digestive processes, and how the interactions of these bacteria in our diets influence our overall health.

Dr. Ishiguro will also discuss proposed therapeutic approaches, such as dietary changes and probiotic use.

Be prepared to bring your diet questions, as the final 10 minutes of this session will include a question and answer period. 

Involvement of the Gut Microbiota in Gut-Brain Communication & Immune Function - Monday, November 16

Based on the information provided in the first session of this series, this presentation focuses on the involvement of gut bacteria in the communication between the brain and the gut, and in immune function.

Dr. Ishiguro will also discuss how the disruption of these processes may contribute to the development and onset of a variety of diseases, including Parkinson's.


Dates: Monday, November 9
Interaction of Gut Bacteria with our Diet

Monday, November 16
Involvement of the Gut Microbiota in Gut-Brain Communication & Immune Function
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free


Note: Only one registration is required for the series.

Registration for this series closes Wednesday, November 4.


Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this event registration form, you will be asked for your "Registration Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

Important: Instructions on how to access the webinar will be sent in an email approximately 24 hours before the webinar's start time.

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