FEEDING THE MICROBIOTA

GUT MICROBIOTA, OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISEASES

6th Symposium GE-VD

February 11th 2021  |  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.

A better understanding of the interactions between nutrition and gut microbiota could open up new therapeutic options for chronic diseases associated with metabolic syndrome.

Taking place in February 2021, our next symposium aims at creating a group of physicians/scientists/health professionals/industrials interested by the nutritional modulation of microbiota and its impact on energy metabolism.

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.

Symposium 2021

Symposium 2021

  • Thursday11-02-2021
13.00

Welcome

13.10

Introduction


Arnaud Perrier
University Hospitals of Geneva
13.15

Link between gut microbiota and diabetes


Prof. Pierre Maechler
Faculty of Medicine of Geneva
13.30

Personalized nutrition through gut microbiota analysis


Prof. Eran Segal
Rehovot, Israel
14.00

Human microbiota and drug metabolism


M. Michael Zimmermann
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
14.15

Microbiota and energy metabolism


Nathalie Delzenne
Louvain, Belgium
14.45

Gut microbiota: key role in heart failure?


Philippe Meyer
University Hospitals of Geneva
15.00

Coffee break

Let’s enjoy a break and get ready for the next session.


15.30

Fasting and gut microbiota


Christoph Thaiss
Philadelphia, USA (by videoconference)
16.00

Microbiota and physical exercise


Stéphane Bermon
Monaco, Monaco/ Dept Health and Science, World Athletics
16.15

Microbiota and insulin sensitivity

How can the gut help us to treat diabetes Alterations in (small) intestinal microbiota are associated with aberrant insulin secretion and gut microbiota composition is ethnicity dependent (Deschaschaux/Nieuwdorp, Nat Med 2018). Moreover, we previously showed that faecal transplantation (infusing intestinal microbiota from lean donors) in insulin resistant subjects has beneficial effects on the recipients’ microbiota composition and glucose metabolism via ...


Max Nieuwdorp
Professor in Internal Medicine Chair Diabetes Center Academic Medical Center/Vumc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
16.45

Best attendee award

17.00

Concluding remarks followed by an apéritif


Prof. Laurence Genton (MD)
Geneva
Prof. Jacques Schrenzel (MD)
Geneva

Free Registration but compulsory

Due to the sanitary situation, the congress is only online in 2021.
Please register to participate to the 6th symposium on nutrition and microbiota. Registration will allow you to have access to the presentations at the end of the symposium and to get the certificate of presence and the training credits including 3 FAMH formation credits. Click on the button !

Registration

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 !

Max Nieuwdorp
Professor in Internal Medicine Chair Diabetes Center Academic Medical Center/Vumc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Professor Nieuwdorp studied Medicine at Utrecht University and received his ...

Stéphane Bermon
Monaco, Monaco/ Dept Health and Science, World Athletics

Christoph Thaiss
Philadelphia, USA (by videoconference)

Philippe Meyer
University Hospitals of Geneva

M. Michael Zimmermann
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Pierre Maechler
Faculty of Medicine of Geneva

Arnaud Perrier
University Hospitals of Geneva

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 ...

Sponsors

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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