Gail A. Hecht


Miami, March 23-24, 2019

On behalf of the GMFH Scientific Committee, I invite you to join us in Miami for the eighth annual Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit on March 23 & 24, 2019. The summit is sponsored by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM), and is endorsed by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).

I am particularly excited for the 2019 program, which will focus on the interplay between what we eat and the microbes that live on and in us. We have an outstanding international faculty led by keynote speaker Jack Gilbert, who will kick off the meeting with a talk on our current understanding of the human microbiome. We have plenary sessions and workshops dedicated to various aspects of diet, nutrition and their impact on human health and disease.

Patients and the public are more curious about the gut microbiota than ever before, and the science is moving at a fast pace. Our program is designed to update health care professionals on the latest research and how lessons learned from the laboratory may translate to patient care. We hope that health care professionals across all disciplines — physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, advanced practice providers and researchers — will join us for an interdisciplinary discussion on the gut microbiota.

We look forward to welcoming you to the summit in Miami. In the meantime, join us on the Gut Microbiota for Health platform and follow us on Twitter: @GMFHx.


Gail A. Hecht, MD MS
Chair, AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education Scientific Advisory Board
Co-Chair of 2019 GMFH Scientific Committee