Upcoming workshop: Environment and Health – What’s the Human Microbiome Have to Do With It?

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Upcoming workshop: Environment and Health – What’s the Human Microbiome Have to Do With It?

Contributor: Solmaz Spence, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Workshop Title: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions Workshop, Environment and Health: What’s the Human Microbiome Have to Do With It?

Date: January 14-15 2016

Location: Washington, D.C., and via webcast

The microbiome—the collection of bacteria, viruses and fungi living on and inside of our bodies—impacts health in many ways and can even influence our responses to environmental chemicals. Explore the intersection of the environment, the microbiome, and human health at this National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop, where participants will discuss the latest emerging research on microbiome-environment interactions, including:

  • How the microbiome could influence responses to environmental exposures
  • How environmental exposures early in life could change microbiome function and affect later-life health outcomes
  • A potential framework to advance research over the next decade

Please visit the workshop website to register to attend and for more information, including the preliminary agenda: http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/microbiome2/