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Watch Highlighted Microbiome Sessions from DDW® 2017

June 20, 2017

Highlights include how the gut cross-talks with the brain, cutting-edge research on the gut microbiome, diet-induced changes in gut microbiota and more.

AGA Institute Council's newest section, Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract (MMDGT), hosted its first year of programming at DDW® 2017 in Chicago, IL. Below, you'll find a few highlighted sessions of interest from this year's meeting, which were chosen by section leaders.

If you missed any of these sessions on site, you can watch them online with DDW On Demand (included in the cost of registration). If you were not able to attend DDW this year but would like to view these sessions, you can purchase DDW On Demand.

Gut Feelings: The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis: This packed session was kicked off by the inaugural MMDGT Research Mentor, Dr. John Cryan, who provided an excellent overview of how the gut cross-talks with the brain. This set the stage for state-of- the art demonstrations of this principle in IBS, autism and circadian regulation of bodily functions.

At the Frontier of Microbiome Research: This all abstract-driven session featured some of the exciting and most cutting-edge research on the gut microbiome. Each presentation focused on a particular aspect of host-microbe interaction that was relevant to human health and disease. 

Gut Microbiota in Disease: Identifying Personalized Approaches in Management of Disease and Section Business Meeting: This session was led by a stellar cast of leading clinical and basic researchers who provided a snapshot of microbiome-based approaches and interventions for personalized medicine.   

Dietary Modulation of Host-Microbe Interactions in Health and Disease: Diet is a major determinant of gut microbial composition and function. Speakers discussed how diet-induced changes in gut microbiota affect health and disease and how this knowledge can be leveraged for therapeutic purposes. 


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