McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Crohn's and the role of bacteria in the inflammation process


Monday, February 23, 2015


  • Dr. David Armstrong
    Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Brian Coombes
    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
    Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis

Learning Objectives:

  • To appreciate Crohn's disease as a chronic inflammatory bowel disease responsive to immune suppressive therapy
  • To understand why microbial triggers may be responsible for inflammatory changes in the gut
  • To understand current research into the role of microbes in Crohn's pathogenesis
  • To understand how microbes may work in concert with other known risk factors for Crohn's disease

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706