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FASEB Science Research Conference: Gastrointestinal Tract XVI: GI Homeostasis

The microbiome and the barrier, development and disease

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - Gastrointestinal Tract XVI: GI Homeostasis: the Microbiome and the Barrier, Development and Disease is a unique conference that coalesces diverse fields under the umbrella of gastrointestinal (GI) health and disease and bridges basic science discovery with clinical impact. This 5 day conference will provide an intense and intimate venue for presentation, discussion, and the vibrant exchange of ideas among scientists at the forefront of GI research. The topics for this meeting have been carefully chosen to represent research areas that are currently witnessing rapidly accelerated growth, including the microbiome and probiosis/dysbiosis, stem cell biology and pathobiology, inflammation and cancer, and state-of-the-art techniques for GI research. This format is intentionally designed to facilitate translation of basic biology discoveries into new medically relevant approaches to human disease.

The 2015 conference will deliver scientific programming that is on the cutting-edge of digestive health and disease research, provide a forum for sharing of current discoveries in GI research, foster development of junior investigators, trainees and under-represented individuals, and promote crosstalk between basic and clinical researchers that will move scientific investigations into novel areas.

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 20, 2015. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2015 SRCs, please visit

Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes. In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at Proposal guidelines can be found at

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.


Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998

Contact: Robin Crawford, CMP
Office of Scientific Meetings & Conferences

Date: August 2-7, 2015, Steamboat Springs, CO
Organizers: Richard Peek, Jason Mills, Melissa Wong

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