The Brain and the Gut

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Paetzhold Theater

Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver, BC

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Join us on Wednesday October 16th for three speakers exploring the relationship between the brain and the gut.

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Join us on Wednesday October 16th for a series of talks exploring the relationship between the brain and the gut. We are honoured to host three phenomenal presenters for the evening: Dr. Brett Finlay, Dr. Leslie Wicholas, and Thara Vayali.

Dr. Brett Finlay is a Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Finlay's research interests are focused on host-microbe interactions at the molecular level, specializing in Cellular Microbiology. He has published over 500 papers and has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He is the co-author of the books: Let Them Eat Dirt and The Whole Body Microbiome.

Dr. Leslie Wicholas is a psychiatrist with an expertise in the clinical understanding of the gut-brain axis. She has become increasingly involved in the emerging field of Nutritional Psychiatry, exploring connections between diet, nutrition, and mental health. Currently, Dr. Wicholas is the director of the Food as Medicine program at the Mood Disorder Association of BC.

Thara Vayali holds a BSc in Nutritional Sciences and a MA in Education and Communications. Ms. Vayali is a frequent speaker and columnist that prioritizes engagement, understanding, and community as pivotal pillars for change. Additionally, she has trained in naturopathic medicine and advocates about women's phsyiology and body literacy.

Each of the three speakers will give a short presentation, followed by an audience-driven panel discussion. After the seminar, there will be a catered social gathering with healthy food and non-alcoholic drinks.

We look forward to seeing you there~*

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Vancouver General Hospital

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