Francisco Guarner


Rome, March 10-11, 2018

You are invited to join us for the GMFH World Summit to be held in Rome.

The microbiota that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract is considered either as a constitutive part of our body, the ‘neglected’ organ, or as the major environmental factor continuously interacting with our human genes. Microbes shape and reshape our immune system, activate genes involved in angiogenesis and cellular differentiation, contribute to neuro-humoral regulation of appetite, have a considerable impact on accumulation of energy in adipose tissue, etc., and these are only a few examples in a growing list of host-microbes interactions. Much more is yet to be discovered. Research on gut microbes is today a leading topic in science, and all these novelties need to be translated to medicine for a better understanding of health and the imbalances that lead to disease.

Experts appointed by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM), and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) have designed the scientific program for the 2018 Summit in Rome. The two-day event includes plenary session lectures and interactive, discussion-based workshops on topics addressing the daily practice of health care professionals.

The event is open to physicians, nutritionists, nurses, dieticians, and scientists interested in the gut microbiome and its role in disease.

We look forward to welcoming you to the summit in Rome. In the meantime, join us on the Gut Microbiota for Health platform and follow us on Twitter: @GMFHx – Gut Microbiota for Health by experts, for experts from medical & scientific communities.


Francisco Guarner
Chair of 2018 GMFH Scientific Committee