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Educational Programs

Below please find the latest educational offerings from WGO and some of our partners!


A great opportunity for Healthcare Professionals to be certified on microbiota!

Xpeer Medical Education, the global reference in digital medical education, is launching a set of free accrediting courses to improve physician’s knowledge about the importance of human microbiota on health with the support of an unrestricted grant by Biocodex Microbiota Institute.

With the practicality of an app, yet, with the expertise of scientists, you can get AMA or EACCME credits.

To learn more, click on the link below!

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Current Courses

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The Rationale Behind Why and How to Choose a Probiotic by Prof. Mary-Ellen Sanders

Synopsis of the course

In recent years, probiotics have gained enormous scientific relevance, as there has been an increasing number of studies supporting probiotic health benefits beyond the digestive tract, including oral, liver, skin, vaginal and urinary tract health. However, not all probiotics are the same. The decision of choosing a probiotic should be based on clinical recommendations based on their efficacy to treat certain pathologies. Among a wide variety of probiotic products, how to choose one? And why? This course will give you the clues and rationale behind selecting a probiotic. Moreover, do not miss the opportunity of learning from a renowned expert some misconceptions and practical recommendations regarding probiotics use!

To view the course on the Xpeer platform, click here: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/398?channelId=11

All of these courses are free and:

- Reliable: recognized expert, up-to date information, non-promotional content
- Accrediting: EACCME /AMA credit / hour
- Free: directly available on the Xpeer app and access to other courses
- Easy to use: mobile App, 1-hour course, with a modern 'micro-learning format'
- Multilingual: in English with subtitle available in 6 languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Portuguese)

The Development of Intestinal Microbiota at Birth and the Consequence of a Healthy and Unbalanced Microbiota by Prof. Ericka Montijo Barrios

Synopsis of the course

In recent years, the interest in researching the complex interaction between the human gut microbiota and our health has not stopped. Moreover, healthcare professionals have begun wondering if the initial establishment of the gut microbiota plays any role in our adult life. How is the microbiota formed and developed in infancy? How important is it later in life? In this course, you will learn about which factors influence our microbiota even before we are born, and what the consequences of an immature microbiota are later in adult life. Moreover, do not miss out on the practical recommendations on how to enhance a healthy, mature microbiota in children! Unrestricted grant by Biocodex Microbiota Institute

To view the course on the Xpeer platform, click here: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/368?channelId=11

All of these courses are free and:

- Reliable: recognized expert, up-to date information, non-promotional content
- Accrediting: EACCME /AMA credit / hour
- Free: directly available on the Xpeer app and access to other courses
- Easy to use: mobile App, 1-hour course, with a modern 'micro-learning format'
- Multilingual: in English with subtitle available in 6 languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Portuguese) with VOICE OVER in SPANISH

Gut Microbiota in the Management of Gastrointestinal Symptoms by Dr. Eamonn Quigley

Synopsis of the course

Does the microbiota affect GI symptoms? The answer is yes, as largely demonstrated in the literature. But then, can we use the microbiota to treat GI symptoms? Join Dr. Eamonn Quigley in this review of the most recent and interesting data on the interaction between the microbiota and GI symptoms. We will review the effects of the microbiome on upper, and lower GI symptoms (focusing on IBS), bowel habit, bloating, flatulence, and distension, and we will get some practical tips to provide the best care to our patients with GI symptoms. Are you going to miss it?

To view the course on the Xpeer platform, click here: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/201?channelId=11

All of these courses are free and:

- Reliable: recognized expert, up-to date information, non-promotional content
- Accrediting: EACCME /AMA credit / hour
- Free: directly available on the Xpeer app and access to other courses
- Easy to use: mobile App, 1-hour course, with a modern 'micro-learning format'
- Multilingual: in English with subtitle available in 6 languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Portuguese)

The Detection, Prevention and Treatment of Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis by Prof. Francisco Guarner

 

Synopsis of the course

Alterations in the gut microbiome may be implicated in the pathogenesis of several non-communicable diseases and in the transition of these conditions to chronicity. Many studies have shown links between fecal microbiota composition and disease, including metabolic, inflammatory and neoplastic disorders. However, the exact (if any) causative role that microbiota changes may have in those diseases remains unclear. Thus, there has been little translation of microbiome science into clinical practice so far, especially in the domains of diagnosis and prognosis, due to the lack of supportive evidence for test and treat strategies. Nevertheless, it is becoming clear that developing and maintaining gut microbiota diversity is a novel clinical target for health promotion and disease prevention, and that diet and probiotics are the natural and most efficient way to improve diversity.

To view the course, click here: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/200?channelId=11

To visit the channel, please visit: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/channel/welcome/channel/11

Additional continuing medical education is available via the Microbiota channel: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/channel/welcome/channel/11

All these courses are :

- Reliable: recognized expert, up-to date information, non-promotional content
- Accrediting: EACCME /AMA credit / hour
- Free: directly available on the Xpeer app and access to other courses
- Easy to use: mobile App, 1-hour course, formats are made of efficient micro-learnings, engaging videos
- Multilingual: in English with subtitle available in 6 languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Portuguese)

Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Disease by Prof. Karine Clement

Synopsis of the course

In the last years, more and more discoveries have shed light into the complex interaction between the gut microbiota and its human host. Its influence, although still not fully understood, ranges from helping defend against pathogens, and help digest otherwise indigestible foods, to maintain the gut barrier integrity, but also modulate human health and metabolism. This last one is particularly important because more recent studies have suggested that the gut microbiota may be implicated in metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

To view the course, click here: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/200?channelId=11

All these courses are :

- Reliable: recognized expert, up-to date information, non-promotional content
- Accrediting: EACCME /AMA credit / hour
- Free: directly available on the Xpeer app and access to other courses
- Easy to use: mobile App, 1-hour course, formats are made of efficient micro-learnings, engaging videos
- Multilingual: in English with subtitle available in 6 languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Portuguese)

Health Outcomes of Drugs and Gut Microbiota Interactions by Prof. Francisco Guarner

Synopsis of the course

  • The contribution of the gut microbiota to food and drug metabolism and human immune system regulation is a recent discovery with potentially enormous clinical consequences.
  • In recent years, it is becoming increasingly clear that chemical compounds present in drugs or their metabolites can impact microbial composition in the gut and impair their functional contributions to the host. On the other hand, the microbiome plays a clinically relevant role in drug disposition.
  • Pharmacomicrobiomics seeks to understand how inter-individual variations in the microbiome shape drug efficacy and side effect profiles. Multiple bacterial species, genes, and enzymes have been implicated in the biotransformation of drugs.
  • Anyway, drug–microbe interactions are still understudied in the clinical context, thus more research seeking to establish clinically-validated microbially-related parameters is the next horizon in this fascinating field of biomedical research.

To view the course, click here: https://web.xpeer.app/web/en/courses/199.

All these courses are :

- Reliable: recognized expert, up-to date information, non-promotional content
- Accrediting: EACCME /AMA credit / hour
- Free: directly available on the Xpeer app and access to other courses
- Easy to use: mobile App, 1-hour course, formats are made of efficient micro-learnings, engaging videos
- Multilingual: in English with subtitle available in 6 languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Portuguese)


Other Educational Topics

Please click on a topic below to view all of its related educational opportunities. Then, click on a title to view the program.


Hepatitis C

In collaboration with WGO, the International Coalition of Hepatology Education Providers (IC-HEP) created an audiocast series focused on the management of Hepatitis C in Latin America.

This series includes expert presentations delivered by:

Through educational collaboration with WGO, IC-HEP also created two webcasts on Hepatitis C:

 

  • "Hepatitis C," presented by Aamir Ghafoor Khan, MSc(G), DGM RCP&S(G) FRCP(Lond), FRCP(G), FRCP(Ed), FRCPI(Ire), FEBG(Eu) FRSM(UK), FACP(USA), FACG(USA), AGAF(USA)


Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Through educational collaboration with WGO, IC-HEP created a webcast on HCC:

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