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S10 - The Impact of Diet on the Human Microbiome and its Relevance to Disease

‐ Feb 19, 2017 9:15am

ASPEN is pleased to welcome Gary D. Wu, MD to give the Keynote Address for Clinical Nutrition Week 2017. Dr. Wu is the Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Associate Chief for Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and is also the Associate Director of the Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease. Dr. Wu is currently the Director and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Gastroenterological Association Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education and is an elected member of both the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians. Dr. Wu will take attendees on a journey of the history of the microbiome through the present and into the future. During the presentation, an emphasis will be placed on nutrition and diet, obesity, diabetes, bile acids, and fecal microbiota transplant. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about one of the hottest topics in the field!


  1. Describe the examples of how diet can be used to alter the composition and function of the gut microbiome as a potential therapeutic modality
  2. Explain the benefits and potential risks of performing fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)
  3. Describe the concept of the “hygiene hypothesis”