Role of the gut microbiota in atopic diseases and the impact of probiotics

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Kelly Grzywacz, MD, University of Montreal

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the characteristics of the healthy infant microbiota and early life influences
  2. Describe the composition of the intestinal microbiota in association with allergic diseases such as eczema and asthma
  3. Review the current literature on the use of probiotics to prevent and treat allergic diseases, more specifically:

- Evidence of probiotic use for cow milk allergy treatment
- Evidence for use of probiotics in eczema prevention

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kelly Grzywacz
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Université de Montréal


After her pediatric gastroenterology training, Dr. Grzywacz completed a fellowship studying the effects of probiotics and lactoferrin on the intestinal microbiota of premature infants as well as their effects on an animal model. Since completing a Masters in Biochemistry, she has worked full time as a pediatric gastroenterologist at Sainte Justine. Dr. Grzywacz has continued my research on the intestinal microbiome while collaborating with McMaster University and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, on projects related to the intestinal microbiome of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.

This webinar is sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition.

** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Length: 53:23

Type: File

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

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