february, 2019

06feb7:00 pm8:30 pmS&S Dinner Dialogues, with Dr. William Parker - Were We Healthier With Intestinal Worms?7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Details

Duke Science & Society Dinner DialoguesSeveral underlying factors cause disturbingly high levels of inflammatory-related disease in Western society. These diseases include allergies, autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, and a range of neuropsychiatric disorders including migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, anxiety disorders and depression. In a twist on the “hygiene hypothesis”, emerging evidence strongly points toward the loss of intestinal worms as being one of the primary factors underlying these diseases.

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Dr. William Parker is Associate Professor of Surgery in Duke’s School of Medicine.

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Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.

Science & Society will also provide a shuttle for those unable to arrange transportation to the dinner dialogue location. Shuttles will depart 30 minutes before the scheduled event from the front entrance of the North Building on West Campus. Click here for a map.

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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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