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2nd World Summit 'Gut Microbiota For Health' to be held in Madrid

World-leading experts meet in Madrid, Spain, from Feb. 24-26, 2013, to discuss the latest advances in gut microbiota research and its impact on health

(9 January 2013) The microbial communities that reside in the human gut and their impact on human health and diseases are an expanding area of research full of exciting discoveries with potential medical applications. To keep themselves up to date on the most recent advances in the field, scientists and health-care professionals will come together at the 2nd Gut Microbiota For Health World Summit, which is hosted this year by the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) a member of United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), with the support of Danone Dairy.

Among others, the following questions will be dealt with in lectures, workshops and poster sessions:

Save the date: there will be an online press conference in English with gut microbiota experts on Tuesday, 26 February 2013, at 8 a.m. ET. You will receive information on the speakers, their topics and how to register for the online press conference in the coming weeks. For further information on the summit program, please refer to the following website: http://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/t/save-the-date-gut-summit-2013-45.

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About the Gut Microbiota For Health Experts Exchange website

The www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com Experts Exchange, provided by the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of ESNM, is an online platform for health-care professionals, scientists, and other people interested in the field. Thanks to being an open, independent and participatory medium, this digital service enables a scientific debate in the field of gut microbiota.

Connected to www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com, the Twitter account @GMFHx, animated by experts, for experts from the medical and scientific community, actively contributes to the online exchanges about the gut microbiota. Follow @GMFHx on Twitter. Join the event on #GMFH2013

About the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of ESNM

ESNM stands for the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, a member of United European Gastroenterology (UEG). The mission of the ESNM is to defend the interests of all professionals in Europe involved in the study of neurobiology and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal function. The Gut Microbiota & Health Section was set up to increase recognition of the links between the gut microbiota and human health, to spread knowledge and to raise interest in the subject. The Gut Microbiota & Health Section is open to professionals, researchers, and practitioners from all fields related to gut microbiota and health. www.esnm.eu/gut_health/gut_micro_health.php?navId=68

About the AGA

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programmes of the organisation. www.gastro.org

About Danone Dairy and Gut Microbiota For Health

Danone's conviction is that food plays an essential role in human health namely through the impact that gut microbiota may have on health. That is why Danone Dairy supports the Gut Microbiota For Health World Summit and Experts Exchange web platform with the aim to encourage research and increase knowledge in this promising area, in line with its mission to "bring health through food to as many people as possible."



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