Free webinar: Microbiota Informing Next-Generation Risks & Benefits
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Advancing the Science Webinar Series (2017): Microbiota Informing Next-Generation Risks & Benefits
Free SRA Webinar: Protecting the Human Superorganism.
Tuesday, January 24, 4 – 5:30 pm EST
Register for a free webinar sponsored by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) on: 1) how recent scientific advances in the ‘microbiome revolution’ influence human health and disease; and 2) why the time is now for incorporating 21st century data on the microbiome into assessments of risks and benefits. Multiple sources of evidence now demonstrate that the natural bacterial groups that make up our microbiomes act cooperatively with our human cells and benefit the human host as hybrid, composite ‘superorganisms’ to regulate health and protect us from many diseases. The webinar speaker is Dr. Rodney Dietert, immunotoxicologist at Cornell University and author of a recent book on this topic. Anyone with interest in the intersection of wellness and medical sciences (immunology, infectious and non-communicable disease, microbiology) with food risk and policy analysis will find this first webinar engaging and stimulating.
Advance registration is required for SRA members and non-members (free). Register for the first webinar at the link below.
The series continues in 2017 with dates to be determined for webinars on:
· breast milk and bovine milk microbiota (webinar 2 in March and webinar 3 in May);
· the continuing ‘milk wars’ (webinar 4 in July) and
· consideration of this new evidence for the influence of the microbiota on risks and benefits for fresh unprocessed (certified raw or raw drinking) milk and pasteurized milk (webinar 5 in October).
More information on webinar speakers is available at the link below. Dates and times for remaining webinars in the series will be provided here in the near future.
Advancing the Science Webinar Series is sponsored by SRA and representatives from SRA Regional Organizations:
· Upstate NY SRA, http://sra.org/upstateny (Peg Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org);
· New England SRA, http://sra.org/sra-ne (Heather Lynch, hLynch@gradientcorp.com); and
· Australia/New Zealand SRA, http://www.sraanz.org.nz/ (Steve Corin, Steve.Corin@epa.govt.nz).