Date:Fri May 4th 2018

Start time:12:45 PM

End time: 06:30 PM

Western University - 

Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University will host a 2018 Canada Gairdner Global Health Lecture on “Planetary health through food and microbes” on Friday, May 4 at Western University.

  • When: Friday, May 4, 2018 from 12:45 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Western University, Arts & Humanities Building, Room 1R40

This symposium will cover dynamic areas of research that are collectively impacting society and human well-being. These include pollination, bioremediation, fermented foods, nutrition and how microbes and their metabolites can confer a range of health benefits.

The Gairdner Global Health Lecture, “Food for 9.7 billion people,” will be delivered by Rob Vos, Director of Markets, Trade and Institutions, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. This lecture will highlight the key challenges facing today’s food systems and the implications of failing to address these challenges on the global burden of disease.

The event will conclude with an open forum and a reception featuring local fermented foods.

For more information, including a full list of presenters, please see the event poster. While registration is not required, the room is limited to the first 300 attendees.

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