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M10 - Dudrick Symposium – Targeted Approaches for In Situ Gut Microbiome Manipulation

‐ Mar 25, 2019 9:00am

Credits: None available.

The 2018 Dudrick Award winner, Gail A. Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC, has the honor of planning the Dudrick Research Symposium at ASPEN19. Dr. Cresci is an army veteran who has worked in the field of nutrition for over 26 years as a clinical nutrition support dietitian and a translational researcher. She is currently an assistant professor with a joint appointment in both the Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology and the Department of Pathobiology, the nutrition thread leader at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and a gastroenterology researcher at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Cresci conducts critical lab-based science and clinical research, focusing on the gut microbiota. Her research includes animal models of ethanol-induced gut-liver injury, as well as antibiotic-induced intestinal and immune dysfunction, with an emphasis on the growth of Clostridium difficile. With these models, she is working to develop targeted probiotic and prebiotic therapies to mitigate disease.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role of the human gut microbiota in health and disease and factors influencing its composition
  • List health aspects of prebiotics and what can they do in terms of gut functionality
  • Discuss approaches to manipulating the microbiome and the characterization of live biotherapeutic products
  • Summarize microbial effectors that manipulate host metabolic outcomes
  • Outline the types of intervention designs used to study diet-gut microbiome interactions in humans and review findings from recent interventions testing the effects of diet on the microbiome and the microbiome’s effect on dietary exposures

Dietitian CE Credit Only: 

This program is approved for RDs, RDNs and DTRs under Activity Type 175 in accordance with CDR guidelines. RDs and RDNs may claim up to 30 CPEUs under this CPE Activity Type in a recertification cycle; DTRs may claim up to 20 CPEUS. For additional information, please click here.

The CE credit for this activity expires March 23, 2022.  All CE credit must be claimed by this date. 

Goal and Target Audience:

The ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference is designed for dietitians, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and others who practice the sciences of clinical nutrition and metabolism. The conference provides nutrition support professionals with current and cutting-edge information in the field of nutrition support, clinical nutrition, and metabolism.

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