The 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit is set to take place in Miami, Florida (USA) on March 5th and 6th, 2016. Building on the 2015 conference, the event will bring together scientific researchers, healthcare professionals and press to learn the latest information related to the gut microbiota.
The 5th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit will feature four sessions and six workshops. The speaker lineup includes some of the internationally renowned experts in the world of gut microbiota research, including:
Joël Doré: Research Director at INRA (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and Scientific Director of MetaGenoPolis, who focuses on developing a better scientific understanding of the intestinal ecosystem in order to support innovations in medicine and nutrition.
According to Gail Hecht, gastroenterology professor at Loyola University Chicago (USA) and chair of this year’s scientific committee, bacterial ‘blueprints’ contain a wealth of information that scientists are only beginning to interpret. Hecht says, “The number of unique genes contributed by the gut microbiota is more than 150 times what is encoded within the human genome… the vast number of metabolites produced by these organisms allows effects on distant organs.” Speakers at the conference will cover the enormous potential of the gut microbiota to affect human health.
Registration is open now for all those who want to attend this exciting event. Says Gail Hecht, “Keeping abreast of this rapidly moving field and realizing how these findings could possibly be extrapolated to the clinical setting is difficult, yet an understanding of the mechanisms and potential clinical applications is imperative.” All attendees will walk away from the 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit armed with the latest information on the gut microbiota’s role in human health and disease.
For those who can’t make it to sunny Miami next year, stay tuned for news about the summit and information on how to follow the event live on Twitter!@GutMicrobiotaWW#GMFH2016