Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2019

The GMFH Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts on basic and clinical research related to the gut microbiome and its role in human health and disease. Abstracts related to gastrointestinal and liver diseases, clinical applications of the microbiome, immune functions, mechanisms of action, and diet and nutrition are particularly encouraged.

Authors of abstracts selected by the scientific committee will be invited to give poster presentations during the poster session on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Authors may submit abstracts to both the 2019 GMFH Summit and Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). DDW will consider abstract submissions that have also been submitted to and/or presented at the 2019 GMFH Summit. For more information about abstract eligibility, please view the submission guidelines below.

Submission Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018
The abstract submission period is closed.

Acceptance Notification: Feb. 20, 2019
Abstract authors were issued a decision letter from on Feb. 20, 2019. Please contact if you have any questions.

If your abstract is accepted, you must register no later than Feb. 28, 2019. If you do not register by this date, your abstract will not be included in any meeting materials.


Please include the following sections in your abstract:

  • Abstract title.
  • Authors’ names.
  • Institutional affiliations of the authors.
  • Contact information for the presenting author.
  • Up to five keywords.
  • Abstract, including Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections (no more than 250 words).

Please follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Language: Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Font: Arial font, 11 pt.
  • Margins: One (1) inch margins all around the page.

Abstracts must be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files. No other file types will be accepted.

Submissions that do not follow these guidelines may be automatically disqualified.


  • There is no required format or orientation.
  • The poster boards are 4 ft by 8 ft (approximately 1.2 m by 2.4 m), so your poster should not exceed this size.
  • Posters must include relevant disclosures for all authors listed on the poster. No product-specific promotional materials may appear on your poster.
  • Please ensure that the lettering for text and illustrations are large enough to read. We recommend a font size of at least 30 points.

For questions regarding abstract submissions, please contact