Medical Grand Rounds - It Takes Guts! Connecting the Brain, Gut, Diet & Microbiome

Friday, January 15, 2021 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Microsoft Teams

Presenter: Joseph B. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize that humans are complex superorganisms with close interactions between the brain, gut microbiome, and diet.
  • Define the human microbiome and recognize that genes are often transferred between organisms and influenced by epigenetic factors.
  • Describe the healthy human gastrointestinal tract as hosting trillions of microorganisms, most of which are commensal and beneficial. Understand how the microbiome can be dramatically influenced by antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, and epigenetic factors.
  • Describe the multi-directional pathways between brain, gut microbes, and diet.
  • Recognize that recent advances in genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, and technology have revolutionized the understanding of the role of the microbiome, diet, and gut in human health and disease.
  • Review that the information concerning probiotics is preliminary and has the potential to cause harm as well as benefit. Advise patients to use probiotics as they would antibiotics, with caution and to monitor changes in health.

Date:  Friday, January 15, 2021
Time:  12 p.m.
Location: Microsoft Teams - E-mail to be included

This program is intended for: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Fellows, Residents, Medical and Nursing Students, and other Ancillary Healthcare Professionals.

Accreditation Statement
“The Guthrie Clinic is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

Designation Statement
“The Guthrie Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of (1.0) AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement
“Faculty and all others who have the ability to control  the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by The Guthrie Clinic are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).” The presenter and all other persons planning the content of this program have indicated they DO NOT have any significant commercial interests that may bias the presentation.