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December 13, 2018

What makes the 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit unique

Gail A. Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, discusses the focus the summit will have on translating the basic science information into useful, practical information to help improve care.

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“There are so many meetings on the gut microbiota today, but most of them are based on the basic science.” says Gail A. Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, chair of the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education Scientific Advisory Board, and co-chair of the 2019 GMFH Scientific Committee. “We feel the [8th annual Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit (GMFH) on March 23 and 24, 2019 in Miami] is particularly unique because the focus is on translating the basic science information … into useful information for health care providers.”


Dr. Hecht, in a newly released video, noted that gastroenterologists specializing in the gut microbiota and gut microbiome who attend will find great value in the knowledge to be shared. With new research unveiled on the impact of nutrition, diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, the summit will emphasize how GIs can leverage current insights to empower patients to be proactive in maintaining or improving their own care.


“Patients and the public are more curious about the gut microbiota than ever before, and the science is moving at a fast pace,” Dr. Hecht said. Among the distinguished researchers who will be lecturing at the summit include Jack Gilbert, PhD, University of Chicago, discussing the community’s current understanding of the human microbiome, and Eran Elinav, MD, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), discussing probiotics and personalized diet and nutrition in treating disease by targeting the gut microbiota.


Attendees will also find great value in the networking and collaboration opportunities and “see the new research of … investigators who will take us into the next era,” Dr. Hecht concluded.


Learn more about the summit and take advantage of early bird registration rates.


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