17 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS MAY 2017 Editorial | Expert Point of View | WCOG at ACG 2017 | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events GET THE HARD TALK ON YOUR GUT MICROBIOTA FROM THE “The Microbiota Hard Talks – Live From Texas Medical Center” Webinar Series World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) announces a new educational opportunity available in 2017, a webi-nar series “The Microbiota Hard Talks – Live from Texas Medical Center”. Supported by an unrestricted medical educational grant from Biocodex France, the three part education we-binar series aims to provide medical education in the field of the human gut microbiota. This interactive program, developed by Professors Henry Cohen, Director of ECHO Project Uruguay, Secretary General of National Academy of Medicine Montevideo, Uruguay, and Eamonn Quigley, David M Under-wood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College at Houston Method-ist Hospital, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., both former Presidents of WGO, will offer the chance to join experts and like-minded colleagues from around the globe on state-of-the-art micro-biota topics. Each webinar will feature a presentation by a renowned lecturer and will include time dedicated to an interactive question and answer session. The first webinar in the series “Exploring the hidden world of Hu-man Gut Microbiota” was broadcast live on Monday, 3rd April 2017 from the Texas Medical Center in Hous-ton, Texas, U.S.A. The webinar was presented by former chair of the 2014 World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) campaign, current WGO Global Guidelines Committee Mem-ber, Consultant of Gastroenterology at the Digestive System Research Unit and Head of the Experimental Laboratory at the University Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona), Profes-sor Francisco Guarner, MD, PhD of Barcelona, Spain. Throughout the webinar, Prof. Guarner eloquently explores the impact of the gut microbiota on the body’s anatomy and physiology. More specifically, he provides insight on the correlations between the gut microbiota and multiple physiological processes including nutrition, growth and development, and immunity. Prof. Guarner also discusses the ef-fects of Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis, an imbalance of the normal structure and function of the microbiota, and disease. Several conclusions are drawn at the end of the lecture including one ...diet and probiotics are the main tools to take care of the gut microbiota. universally applicable conclusion, diet and probiotics are the main tools to take care of the gut microbiota. To view the first webinar on-de-mand, please visit https://edge.media-server. com/m/s/ezz7g8i2/p/pg6bw-ph9/ lan/en. You must register for the webinar series to view the on-demand material. To learn more about the Gut Microbiota and Gut Microbes, down-load the WGO Handbook on Gut Microbes, a wonderful supplement material mentioned by Prof. Guarner during the webinar. The second webinar in the series “Use and Abuse of Antibiotics in the Microbiota Era” will be broadcast live on Friday, 7th July 2017 at 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM (Houston Time, GMT- 6:00) / 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (GMT). The webinar will be presented by Professor Charalabos Pothoulakis, MD, PhD, of the University of California Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. For more information on the “Microbiota Hard Talks” webinar series, please visit the WGO Educa-tional Programs webpage, http://www. worldgastroenterology.org/education-and- training/educational-programs/ microbiota-hard-talks.
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