An Immune System Perspective of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Drugs, bugs, and what lies in between

As we have dealt rather effectively with infectious diseases, we find ourselves bearing an increasing burden of chronic inflammatory disorders. In this meeting, we will discuss: what the relationship is between immune function and IBD, how drugs used to treat IBD affect the immune system, and whether there is a different way to treat this disease to better help support immune function. Lots to think about – so come brimming with questions! Please register below.

Speaker Info:
Dr. Shirin Kalyan is a translational immunologist and leads Qu’s Scientific Innovation. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She earned her PhD from the University of British Columbia in Experimental Medicine investigating the pivotal mediators of inflammation in the context of toxic shock syndrome. 

Event Details:
Febuary 20 2018
7 - 8:30 PM
Parking is free / available in the lots adjacent to the centre

Location  • 
Ismaili Centre 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby Classroom 1 and 2
Category  •  edu

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.