Gut Microbiota for Health is pleased to announce its participation at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN).  Organized by the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) with the theme “From Sciences to Nutrition Security”, the event will take place at the Hotel Sheraton, Buenos Aires (Argentina) from October 15th to 20th, 2017.

IUNS promotes advancement in nutrition science, research, and development by encouraging cooperation at the global level; it has a “special consultative status” with organizations that include the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The goal of the 2017 IUNS conference is to address critical aspects of nutrition in a multi-cultural environment.

At the ICN, the GMFH initiative will host a 2-hour session, ‘Gut microbiota targets in nutrition’, on Tuesday, October 17th from 8.00 – 10.00 am in room 2, Libertador C, chaired by European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) board member Paul Enck of University Hospital Tübingen (Germany). The following speakers will participate:

  • Functions and dysfunction of the gut microbiota—Joël Doré (INRA, France)
  • Dysbiosis in functional bowel disorders—Paul Enck (ESNM, Germany)
  • The gut microbiota in obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes—Torben Hansen (The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Denmark)
  • Therapeutic approaches to correct gut dysbiosis: diet, probiotics, fecal microbiota transplantation—Elena Verdú (McMaster University, Canada)

The full conference program is available here:

We’ll be tweeting live on the @GMFHx account and using the official hashtag #GMFHIUNS17. If you find yourself at this conference, come and visit the GMFH booth in the exhibitors’ hall. You will have the chance to sign up to our newsletter and stay updated on the latest news on gut microbiota and health.

¡Hasta pronto!