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Nutritional & Environmental Influences on Neurodevelopment Comments

Continuing Medical Education Program

Presenter: John Gannage, MD, CCFP

Saturday, December 7, 2019

SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC


Factors contributing to the increase in autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders include environmental toxicants, alterations in the development of the microbiome, immune dysregulation including autoimmunity, and oxidative stress. There is an ever-increasing volume of research literature that identifies plausible nutritional interventions and disease prevention strategies.
The material being presented is designed to enhance primary care providers knowledge of applied nutritional biochemistry and the associated research literature pertaining to neurodevelopmental conditions. Various levels of evidence will be presented for evaluation and discussion, in order to facilitate improved communication with patients regarding health promotion, disease prevention and preferences for treatment.
Target Audience �" Family Physicians, Interprofessional Health Teams, Child and Adolescent Health Specialists, Mental Health Professionals, Pharmacists, Maternity and Newborn Care Providers, Residents, Medical Students
Learning Objectives �" At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Identify nutritional and environmental factors influencing neurodevelopment, and explain how these factors can be modified for disease prevention.
  • Communicate more knowledgeably with patients about the influences of prenatal health and early nutrition on neurodevelopmental outcomes.
  • Describe specific biochemical interactions and metabolic pathways that are affected by nutrient deficiencies and neurotoxic molecules.
  • Evaluate current research literature pertaining to the microbiome and nutritional intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Registration Fee:
Medical Professionals $295.00
CSOM/ISOM Members $245.00
Students and Residents $50.00 * (Refundable deposit)
Registration includes lunch, refreshments and program materials.
* Scholarship application fee refundable upon attendance.

Saturday, 07 December, 2019


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SFU Harbour Centre
515 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3


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