Dr. Johane P. Allard is a Staff Gastroenterologist at the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is crossed-appointed to the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Institute of Medical Sciences as well as a member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. Her research focus on nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders related to malnutrition, nutrition support, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), obesity and bariatric surgery. She has developed a research program on intestinal microbiome related to NAFLD/Metabolic Syndrome and the effect of bariatric surgery and fecal transplantation, funded by CIHR. She has over 150 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is also the Director of the Nutrition Support Program and leads the Canadian Home Parenteral Nutrition Registry.
Through some of my research work:
1) I will demonstrate the usefulness of a national registry in assessing/monitoring clinical outcomes and practice when dealing with a rare disorder such as chronic intestinal failure.
2) I will review some of the factors that may contribute to the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease