On March 23 and 24, AGA and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) gathered 350+ international clinicians and researchers to network and discuss the latest evidence on the interaction between diet, nutrition and the gut microbiome at the 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit.
Twenty-three novel abstracts were presented as posters at the meeting. You can review the abstracts, which covered topics ranging from probiotics to diet to potential microbiome-driven treatments for GI disorders.
Below are some key takeaways (as shared on Twitter) and photos from the meeting. Stay tuned for more news and resources from the 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, including an official meeting report in Gastroenterology, on-demand presentation recordings, video clips and more.
— Dr. Caterina Oneto (@caterina_oneto) March 23, 2019
— Kate Scarlata, RDN (@KateScarlata_RD) March 23, 2019
It was a packed house. Our keynote speaker Jack A. Gilbert, PhD, kicked off the meeting with a fascinating talk on the current understanding of the human microbiome.
Patients with cirrhosis have increased bacteremia, blood LPS levels and intestinal permeability. This background has led to study the role of gut microbiota in liver disease #GMFH2019
— GutMicrobiota Health (@GMFHx) March 24, 2019
Much anticipated talk on #probiotics happening now at #GMFH2019 led by AGA’s probiotics experts @KashyapPurna & Geoffrey Preidis. This work will culminate in a new AGA guideline on using probiotics in clinical practice. Additional data will be presented at #DDW19 pic.twitter.com/9lXWjoOJU6
— AGA (@AmerGastroAssn) March 24, 2019
Lively discussion during the poster reception.
Eric Martens: while a low fibre diet may not drive inflammation in the short term, it may increase disease risk in the long term, due to changes in microbiota & mucus degrading bacteria! #GMFH2019 pic.twitter.com/gsuyZ4KTeK
— Andrea Hardy RD (@AndreaHardyRD) March 23, 2019
View additional Twitter coverage of the meeting: #GMFH2019.