S37 Hormones, Guts, and Bugs

Program: Symposia
Basic/Translational Session
Friday, March 6, 2015: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Room 28C (San Diego Convention Center)
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Chair:
Waljit S Dhillo, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Nothing to Disclose: WSD

There are ~10 times more bacteria in our bodies than our own human cells, most of which reside in the gut. These bacteria, collectively referred to as the microbiome, along with viruses and other microorganisms, are increasing being linked to a variety of diseases including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cancer, diabetes and obesity. While it is not yet clear whether the microbes are drivers or passive players in these diseases, it is becoming increasing clear that there is a world of host-microbe interactions of which we were previously unaware. There is also emerging evidence that those interactions impact endocrine systems in our body and vice versa. This session will present just some of the latest findings on the topic.

4:30 PM
Helen E Raybould, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Nothing to Disclose: HER
5:00 PM
Alexander Chervonsky, Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Nothing to Disclose: AC
5:30 PM
Xiaoling Li, PhD, Metabolism, Genes, and Environment, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC
Nothing to Disclose: XL
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