U017 - Relevance of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease
Friday, February 16; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Discuss current literature on human skin microbiome research.
- Recognize potential clinical relevance of skin microbiome research to human health and disease.
Bacteria, fungi, and viruses reside in and on us and are important in dermatology. Scientific advances in genomics have expanded the research on our abundant microbial communities, or the human microbiome. This session will review the basic concepts of the microbiome, summarize recent research on the human skin microbiome, and discuss potential clinical relevance to human health and disease.
- Kong, Heidi H., MD, MHS: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.