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Editorial from Francisco Guarner

Chair of the scientific committee of the 2015 summit


Our knowledge on the microbial communities that inhabit the human gut has grown exponentially during the last few years, and there is a profusion of novel information flowing from basic science laboratories into the clinical sceneries. The gut microbiota functions like an organ within the gastrointestinal tract, and Gastroenterologists are the health professionals who should bring the new knowledge into practice.
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The Fourth Gut Microbiota For Health Summit aims at translating the most recent advances to the medical community. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM), the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), the European Crohn´s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) nominated a joint scientific committee to organize a robust program for the Summit.
This year's scientific program includes both plenary session lectures and interactive, discussion-based workshops on topics targeting not only practitioners, including physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, dieticians, nutritionists, but also scientists interested in the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease.

This international event will take place in Barcelona (Spain), on March 14 and 15, 2015.

We hope very much that you will join us for this important event and look forward to welcoming you to the summit in Barcelona.

In the meantime, join us on the Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange and follow us on Twitter: @GMFHx - Gut Microbiota for Health by experts, for experts from medical & scientific communities.

Sincerely,

Francisco Guarner
Chair of GMFH Scientific Committee