Nutritional Strategies, gut microbiome, and mitigating COVID-19 outcomes

Date:  Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET


Webinar description:  
In this webinar Dr Marette will discuss potential nutritional and microbiome-based strategies that that could lead to concrete recommendations to mitigate COVID-19 related outcomes that are easily applicable to both vulnerable people with pre-existing metabolic comorbidities and the elderly, but also to the general population.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review current evidence implicating gut dysbiosis in COVID-19 pathogenesis and severity
  2. Understanding how nutrition and specific food components can mitigate COVID-19 outcomes trough their impact on the microbiome

Speaker:  André Marette, PhD (Université Laval)

Moderator: Melanie Plourde (Université de Sherbrooke)

About the Speaker:   

Dr. Marette received his PhD in physiology from Laval University and then completed a post-doctorat fellowhip at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is Professor of Medicine and researcher at the Heart and Lung Institute Hospital Center, and at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University.  He holds a research Chair on the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). 

Dr. Marette is an international renowned expert on inflammatory and nutrient sensing mechanisms implicated in the pathogenesis of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic diseases. He has made seminal contributions to our current understanding of metabolic inflammation and insulin resistance, and more recently on the key role of the microbiome in the development of the fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. He has also discovered specific bioactives derived from omega-3 fatty acids (protectin DX), various plants/fruits (polyphenols) and fermented dairy (BCHAs) that can help prevent chronic inflammatory diseases in pre-clinical and clinical studies.   

His research work has been published in >300 papers, reviews and book chapters. He has served as Editor-in-Chief for the Am J Physiol: Endo & Metab. from 2016-2022 and has authored two books in the last few years. Dr. Marette has received several awards for his work including the prestigious Charles Best Award and Lectureship from the University of Toronto for his overall contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of diabetes. 


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