PHO Talks – “Antibiotics and the Zoo Living in You” (Bradley Langford)
15 Nov 2019
The next entry in our series of PHO Talks puts us under the microscope to examine the impact of antibiotics on the microbiome. An environment consisting of trillions of organisms living on and within you, the microbiome represents our own personal ecosystem, one that needs our collective protection.
During this PHO Talk, Bradley explains how antibiotics can disrupt your microbiome, and what you can do to protect it.
About the Speaker
Brad Langford works as Pharmacist Consultant within the Infection Prevention and Control team, frequently contributing his expertise to numerous PHO resources related to antimicrobial stewardship.
About PHO Talks Speaker Series
Launched in 2017, PHO Talks is a speaker series that features some of the brightest minds at PHO exploring various public health topics and share their ideas aimed at driving innovation in the sector.
Check out some of our other talks from this year:
- “The Future of Environmental Stewardship” – Dr. Elaina MacIntyre explores the evidence linking human and ecosystem health and the importance of restoring balance between us and the natural world.
- “LEAN starts with People” – Katarina Goenadi explores how she used LEAN to improve the coordination and distribution of specimen container kits that are used for testing across Ontario.
- “Why are people against health?” – Justin Thielman discusses how an individual’s personal value systems may sometimes compete against their own health.
- “How to get the most out of your data” – Trevor van Ingen examines society’s increased desire for more data in all areas of our lives, and the importance of being purposeful and considering the “why” of data collection.
PHO Rounds: Microbiology - The Future is Here: Whole-genome Sequencing and Drug Resistance Reporting for Clinical Cases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
This session will provide an overview of the utility of a TB WGS program for clinical testing in a public health laboratory and will also discuss the experience and learnings since implementation.