The Royal Society of Medicine presents:

‘Our bacterial zoo: its role in health and disease’.

-Wednesday 4th February 2015-

1.00pm – 5.10pm

The human intestine is host to a vast soup of billions of microorganisms, forming a unique ecosystem living and metabolising within each of us. They are required to educate our immune system, digest our food and heal our injured guts, however, when the microbiota is disrupted, the imbalance can lead to, or potentiate, a variety of disease states.

This meeting explores our greater understanding of the human microbiome and outlines how it may be implicated in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disease and obesity. Our increasing knowledge has brought to light novel therapies for resistant pathologies including resistant Clostridium difficile infection and pouchitis; faecal transplantation has been promoted from laughing stock to primetime.

Pre and probiotics fill the shelves of our supermarkets and pharmacies, but is there any scientific basis to their panaceaic claims? Our relationship with our bacterial zoo is likely to define our future and we hope to point you and your patients in the right direction.

To register your place and view the full event agenda please see The Royal Society of Medicine’s official webpage: Our Bacterial Zoo: It’s role in health and disease.

-Accreditation: 3 CPD points-

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G0AE.

Fee: RSM members starts at £25 – Non RSM members starts at £30

Organised by: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Look forward to seeing you there!