The role of the microbiome in a person’s health

Have you heard about the microbiome, but are not really sure what it is? Wondered about the connection between the microbiome and your health? This webinar will review the methodology that has been developed to evaluate the human microbiome, discuss some of the pivotal studies that have evaluated the role of the microbiome in a person’s health generally, as well as studies specific to what is known about the microbiome in inflammatory musculoskeletal disease.

Our presenter: Conjoint Professor Marissa Lassere






Conjoint Prof Marissa Lassere is a clinical rheumatologist and Senior Staff Specialist Rheumatologist at St George Hospital. She is also involved in numerous research, ethics and quality improvement committees at a local, state and national level. Marissa has a track record in performing national and international collaborative research in establishing longitudinal cohorts in inflammatory arthritis, patient-reported outcomes (PROs), imaging biomarker development/ evaluation, statistical modelling of biomarker evaluation and surrogate therapeutics including simulation studies, meta-analyses and their evaluation, health informatics, adverse event ascertainment and quality improvement. She has many publications and has been successful in obtaining research grants, including a Centre of Research Excellence in inflammatorily arthritis and two Medical Research Future Fund grants in adult and juvenile arthritis. She is also the current Chair of the Management Committee of Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD). More recently she has undertaken research and has received grants on the microbiome in inflammatory arthritis and is affiliated with the Microbiome Research Centre, UNSW at St George Hospital.


Wednesday Jul 31st 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wednesday Jul 31st 2024
  • Time: 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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