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Freston Conference Session Six: Brain-Gut Interactions

June 23, 2015

The 2015 James W. Freston Conference focuses on IBS and takes place Aug. 29 to 30 in Chicago, IL.

Our preview of the 2015 James W. Freston Conference: A Renaissance in the Understanding and Management of IBS continues with a closer look at session six. Over the last several weeks, we’ve provided details on sessions one, two, three, four and five.

Brain-Gut Interactions in IBS
Session six explores the correlation between the brain-gut axis and possible mechanisms that contribute to IBS development and symptoms.

During this session, faculty will explore topics such as “Role of Stress and Early/Adverse Life Trauma in IBS.” By gaining a better understanding of how stress and early life adversity can impact IBS, attendees will be able to better identity novel targets for treatment interventions.

Interaction between gut microbiota and the brain will also be examined. Faculty will review recent science behind the ability of these microbes to trigger immune activation, alter gut function and induce anxiety-like behavior in a murine host. Some other topics that will be addressed include:

  • Identifying a toolkit for brain imaging in IBS.
  • Signature files for IBS.

Stay tuned to gastro.org for the last installment of our preview series when we take a look at session seven. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit www.gastro.org/frestonibs.

Funded by the Takeda Endowment in support of the James W. Freston Single Topic Conference.

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