MWRI Work-in-Progress "The Human Vaginal Microbiota and Bacterial Vaginosis"

April 7, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
David Fredricks, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Univ of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Magee-Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Ave, Conf Center 1st Floor
Physicians earn 1.0 CMEs
Light lunch provided. No registration is required.

a. To elucidate the bacterial composition of the healthy human vagina and the metabolic signatures of this state.
b. To identify the bacterial community profiles found in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV), and to link these profiles to community function.
c. To describe the use of molecular and cultivation methods for characterizing the vaginal microbiota, noting the limitations of each.
d. To highlight connections between fastidious vaginal bacteria and disease states.