Welcome Wine and Cheese Reception: A Systems Biology Approach in addressing Neuro-inflammation and Blood-brain Barrier dysfunction in Neuro-autoimmunity

The complex cascade of neuro-inflammation is being explored and targeted in the scientific literature since it is now understood as the central underlying process in many common conditions. Some of these include depression, chronic pain, dementia, multiple sclerosis and the sequalae after traumatic brain injury. Through the lens of functional naturopathic medicine and systems biology, Dr Hrkal will review the latest research on the pathophysiology of neuroinflammation with a key focus on the role of blood brain barrier dysfunction and an impaired gut-brain axis.