World probiotic expert Dr Nigel Plummer to join 2016 Symposium line up

Blackmores Institute announces world renowned probiotics expert, Dr Nigel Plummer, as keynote speaker at the annual Blackmores Symposium, August 13, Sydney. Continuing the frontline pharmacy focus at this year’s Symposium, Dr Plummer will be presenting on the benefits of probiotic supplementation - particularly alongside antibiotic use, as a means of preventing adverse disturbance of the microbiome, which can result in conditions such as antibiotic associated diarrhoea, and vaginal candidiasis. The recent advances in our knowledge of the nature and function of the microbiome are fast providing the recognition of the importance that the microbiome has to our entire physiology, as hence how significant it may be to our health – and disease status.  

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