gran_viaAfter the success of the First Gut Microbiota for Health Summit (Evian, March 2012), the second edition has been planned for February 2013. From the 24th to the 26th of February, Madrid (Spain) will be the capital of gut microbiota. This international event will gather more than 200 scientists from different fields of expertise who are leading the latest discoveries on gut microbiota.

The Gut Microbiota and Health Section of the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM, member of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG)) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) are the organizers of the event and have appointed a joint scientific committee. As for its first edition last year in France, the aim of this summit is to raise recognition and expand knowledge in this fast moving field.During 3 days Madrid will welcome scientists from around the world and from multiple disciplines (gastroenterology, paediatry, geriatry, microbiology, among others). The summit builds on diversity and cross knowledge from different fields, as a way to move forward in the understanding of gut microbiota. In order to achieve this, the programme will include plenary sessions with lectures, workshops, poster sessions and free-time for networking and exchange.

Topics to be discussed include the relation between gut microbiota and different body organs and functions; the impact of diet and nutrition in gut microbiota composition and diversity; and the review of technologies used in gut microbiota research, among others. Check the final program here or visit the event website for further information.

The editorial team from Gut Microbiota World Watch will be there too. We will make interviews with the experts and participate in sessions and workshops. We encourage you to let us know what topics you would like to see in our blog as this is a great opportunity to meet and interview the key scientists working today with gut microbiota all around the world.

You can download the press released sent to media.