The World Gastroenterology Organisation has designated May 29, 2014 as this year’s World Digestive Health Day (WDHD). On this occasion, professionals across the globe will highlight gut health for the public and bring awareness to the profession of gastroenterology.
Since so much of the important research in the field is converging around microbes, this year’s WDHD topic is “Gut Microbes — Importance in Health and Disease”. According to WDHD chair Prof. Francisco Guarner, gastroenterologists have a special role in making sure this research translates into practice.
See Prof. Guarner’s video interview from the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2014:
More content is available on the World Gastroenterology Organisation website
Kristina Campbell Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014. Find her on: Google • Twitter