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Your Microbiome: The army of microbes that manage your health (and how you can help them)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (8:00 am–12:30 pm)

Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Room 221

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8:00am Check-in and breakfast 
8:45am  Welcome and opening remarks 

Sydney Massey, Director of Nutrition Education, BC Dairy Association

Sonya Kupka, BC Regional Executive Director, Dietitians of Canada
9:00am Part 1: Overview

Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Guelph

  • What is your microbiome?
  • Why is it important to your health?
  • How does your diet affect your microbiome?
10:15am  Coffee/tea break—Network and take in the view!


Part 2: Implications and practical applications

Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Guelph

  • How can you take care of your microbiome?
  • What is the link between your microbiome and health or disease?
  • What is the role of prebiotics and probiotics?

11:30 am Part 3: Forum discussion

Bring your questions and experiences and take this opportunity to explore the issues collectively.


Closing remarks, evaluations, and draw prizes 

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #BCDAforum before, during, and after the event.

Photo/Audio/Video Release: 

Photography and audio and video recording may occur during this event for use on BC Dairy Association promotional materials, our website, and social media.  By virtue of your attendance, you give BC Dairy Association permission to use your likeness in these communications/promotions.  

Image attribution: James Stewart (Flickr)