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Host-Microbiota Interactions: How Host Physiology and Disease Pathophysiology Are Affected by the Gut Microbiota

Sept. 9 - 10, 2014 Location Contacts
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Event Details

Meeting Objectives

Advance our understanding of how host physiology and disease pathophysiology are affected by the gut microbiota; define research needs and opportunities for interrogating host-microbiota interactions and their role in modulating disease processes within NIDDK’s mission.

Meeting Format

Retreat-style format designed to (1) highlight the clinical perspective of how diseases are affected by the gut microbiota; (2) provide case studies for studying host-microbiota interactions in the context of inflammation and epithelial barrier function, nutrient metabolism and energy balance, and communication with distant organs; and (3) introduce novel frameworks for understanding the factors that regulate host-microbiota interactions and stasis. Sessions will have facilitated panel discussions to address the major scientific questions that will advance our understanding of host-microbiota interactions and how physiology and disease pathophysiology are affected by the gut microbiota.

Planning Committee

Eugene Chang, MD (University of Chicago)
Michael Fischbach, PhD (University of California San Francisco)
Marguerite Hatch, PhD (University of Florida)
Dan Littman, MD PhD (New York University)
Kristin Abraham, PhD (NIDDK, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases)
Michael J. Grey, PhD (NIDDK, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition)
Chris Ketchum, PhD (NIDDK, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases)
Rebekah Rasooly, PhD (NIDDK, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases)

The Planning Group will develop a workshop summary to highlight the research needs and opportunities identified by workshop participants.