FEEDING THE MICROBIOTA

Prebiotics and probiotics

7th Symposium GE-VD

February 10th 2022  |  Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)

Online congress

This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases.

Mounting evidence implicates the microbiota of the digestive tract in the development and progression of diseases. Thus, there is a growing interest to modulate the microbiota to improve health state. It is recognized that the microbiota of each person is different. Part of theses differences are related to food intake.

Although the impact of each food component on microbiota is yet unclear, it opens new areas of research and potential treatment for diseases. It suggests that diseases may be modulated by nutrition and also paves the way for personalized medicine.

Recent studies suggest that the gut microbiota plays a key role in the appearance of metabolic syndrome and its associated features.

Many patients focus on nutrition with the aim to improve their gut microbiota dans ultimately their health.

A better understanding of the interactions between nutrition, pre- and probiotics and gut microbiota could open up new therapeutic options for chronic diseases.

Taking place in February 2022, our next symposium aims at summarizing the impact of oral intakes, whether nutrition, nutritional compounds or probiotics, in health and disease.

Microbiota refers to all microorganisms present in the human organism, whether bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi.

It may be located in the digestive tract (oral, gut), but also on the skin and on any interface between the human body and the external world.

These micro-organisms likely interact with our immune and neurologic systems and appear to be linked with potential diseases.

ORGANISERS

 

Jacques Schrenzel

Prof. Jacques Schrenzel (MD) is board-certified in internal medicine, in infectious diseases and in clinical microbiology. He is the co-founder of the Center of Excellence in Bacteriology at the University of Geneva (CEBUG). He is in charge of the bacteriological laboratory and the genomic research laboratory of Geneva University Hospitals (www.genomic.ch). He is recognized for his work on bioinformatics, metagenomics, microarrays and next-generation sequencing techniques, with the common objective to translate new techniques for patient care.

 

Laurence Genton Graf

Prof. Laurence Genton (MD) is board-certified in internal medicine and working since over 20 years in clinical nutrition. She is president elect of the Swiss Society of Clinical Nutrition from 2014 until 2018 and member of the education committee of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism since 2017.

Her research work focuses on the link between nutrition state and energy expenditure and gut microbiota, and the impact of body composition on outcome.

Schedule 2022

Schedule 2022

  • Thursday
13.00

Welcome

13.10

Introduction: Should we worry of preserving a healthy microbiota?


Prof. Philippe Moreillon
University of Lausanne
13.30

BCAA and gut microbiota in hemodialysis patients (Zoom)


Julie Mareschal
University Hospitals of Geneva
13.45

Bugs as modulators of intestinal barrier and outcome

  In 2007, we discovered that gut microbes were involved in the onset of inflammation (metabolic endotoxemia) and gut barrier dysfunction in obese/diabetic subjects. In a series of studies, we revealed that treating obese/diabetic mice and humans with Akkermansia muciniphila improved insulin sensitivity, metabolic endotoxemia and gut barrier via different mechanisms. We will discuss the beneficial effects of A. muciniphila ...


Prof. Patrice Cani
Patrice Cani, UCLouvain, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Brussels, Belgium
14.15

Short-chain fatty acids in health and disease

One of the core functions of the human gut microbiota is to ferment dietary fibres present in our diet into Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs). SCFAs serve a number of critical functions to the host: they act as an energy source for colon cells, regulate glucose homeostasis, and exert anti-inflammatory pressure on the host’s immune system. In this talk, we ...


Thomas Gurry
Faculty of Pharmacy of Geneva
14.30

Healthy food and gut microbiota (Zoom)


Dr. Mélanie Deschasaux-Tanguy
University of Paris-Sorbonne, France
15.30

Interaction between anorexia, microbiota and physical activity


Dr. Najate Achamrah
University Hospital of Rouen, France
15.45

Mediterranean diet, microbiome and weight regulation

In the DIRECT-PLUS trial (NCT03020186), we evaluated how Mediterranean diets affect the gut microbiome, and estimated its mediatory effect on cardiometabolic risk. The green MED diet induced specific microbial changes, including enrichments in the genus Prevotella, while also promoting genetic pathways involved in the reduction of branched-chain amino acids, compounds that are well linked to insulin resistance. Next, we examined ...


Ehud Rinott
Faculty of Health Sciences, Beer-Sheva, Israel
16.15

Metabolomic strategies to investigate biochemical interactions in microbiomes

Metabolomic strategies to investigate biochemical interactions in microbiomes   Jean-Luc Wolfender, Léonie Pellissier, Abdulelah Alfattani, Thilo Kohler, Gerard Gdaniec Bartosz, Emerson Ferreira Queiroz, Pierre-Marie Allard Section des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Institut des Sciences Pharmaceutiques de Suisse Occidentale, Université de Genève, CH-1211 Genève Microorganisms play an important role in host-pathogen interactions. This is true in natural ecosystems, for example in plants that ...


Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender
Faculty of Pharmacy of Geneva
16.30

Best attendees awards – Competition

16.50

Conclusion followed by aperitif

13.00

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Register for free to attend the symposium on the topic of obesity, metabolic disease and microbiota. Free entrance but compulsory registration

Speakers

Once again, microbiota specialists are participating at the high-quality Symposium nutrition and microbiota. Meet with them !

Dr. Mélanie Deschasaux-Tanguy
University of Paris-Sorbonne, France

Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender
Faculty of Pharmacy of Geneva

Ehud Rinott
Faculty of Health Sciences, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Dr. Najate Achamrah
University Hospital of Rouen, France

Najate Achamrah, MD, PhD Associate Professor INSERM Unit 1073: Nutrition, ...

Prof. Patrice Cani
Patrice Cani, UCLouvain, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Brussels, Belgium

Bugs as modulators of intestinal barrier and outcome  Patrice D. ...

Julie Mareschal
University Hospitals of Geneva

Protein energy wasting is common in hemodialysis patients and associated ...

Prof. Philippe Moreillon
University of Lausanne

Short bio: Infectious disease specialist at the Lausanne University Hospital ...

Prof. Jacques Schrenzel (MD)
Geneva

Prof. Jacques Schrenzel (MD) is board-certified in internal medicine, in ...

Prof. Laurence Genton (MD)
Geneva

Physician in nutrition at the Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland. Specialist ...

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We are grateful to the corporate and institutional sponsors that support the symposium. If you wish to participate to this growing journey, please contact us to discuss about the sponsorship opportunities.

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This event is supported by the Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (SSNC/GESKES).

Post-gradual credits will be requested yearly for Internal medicine, general medicine, gastro-enterology, infectious diseases,
microbiology, endocrinology, diabetology, geriatrics, FPH, as well as the ASDD/SVDE.

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