Functional bowel disorders (FBD), such as dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affect an estimated 50 per cent of patients consulting a gastroenterologist.
It is characteristic for these conditions that underlying physiological mechanisms are hard to be found. "However, recent research shows that the gut microbiota is a likely candidate for filling some of the gaps in the causal chain leading to FBD," says Professor Fernando Azpiroz, Chairman of the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM). Further information on this issue — ¬one of three topics to be presented at Tuesday's online press conference on the occasion of the 2nd World Summit "Gut Microbiota For Health" in Madrid, Spain
World-leading experts will inform about the gut microbiota's impact on health during an online press conference on Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 8 a.m. ET (14.00-5.30 h CET), moderated by UK media medic Dr Mark Porter, best known for his television and radio work for the BBC. The following questions will be dealt with:
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- In what way does the gut microbiota influence functional bowel disorders?
Speaker: Prof. Fernando Azpiroz, Barcelona, Spain
- Can faecal microbiota transplantation be used to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection?
Speaker: Prof. Lawrence Brandt, New York, USA
- The gut-brain axis: can probiotics have a positive effect on mental health?
Speaker: Prof. Emeran Mayer, Los Angeles, USA
If you would like to attend, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The online press conference will be held in English. Details on how to access the press conference will be sent to you after your registration.