Greenberg Lecture: Restoration of the Microbiome in Disease Control
Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to receive regular updates on recent advances and guidelines in the field of internal medicine. Clinical scenarios will be used to review the current management of common medical conditions, including chronic pain and opioid abuse. Multidisciplinary sessions will be also used to educate learners about human trafficking and the role of physicians in identifying and assisting victims in the community. The overall aim of the series is to advance clinical knowledge, enhance the quality of patient care, and improve treatment outcomes.
Physicians, medical students, fellows, and residents.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
Describe the three general pathways by which the gut microbiota and the gut communicate with the brain (microbiome-gut-brain axis).
Define a healthy and an unhealthy (dysbiotic) microbiome.
Name two objectives of treatment for Clostridioides difficile infection that shorten illness and prevent recurrence.
Discuss the role of the microbiome in efficacy of checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy for treatment of cancer and the potential role of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in the treatment of immune colitis.
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Participation