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Mind, mood and our microbiome: Emerging connections

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian host the 35th Annual Women's Health Symposium luncheon

Weill Cornell Medicine

WHAT: It was first thought that the brain was separate from other organs and functions in the body, but more and more we are seeing research revealing a connection between our brains and the rest of our body. One such connection is between our brain and our gut, directly impacting our mind, mood and microbiome. But what do these connections mean and how do they each influence each other? Can your gut health affect depression and anxiety? And vice versa, how do your nerves affect your gut? What is the link between the brain and the immune system?

These questions and many more will be addressed during the 35th annual Women's Health Symposium Luncheon, moderated by Dr. Orli Etingin, director of the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center.

All proceeds from the event, chaired by Joan Weill and Dr. Orli Etingin, will benefit the center.

WHO: David Artis, PhD, Director, Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Michael Kors Professor in Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Conor Liston, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine; Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Drs. Artis and Liston will give a dynamic presentation on fascinating new insights into the communication between the brain and gut. These Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian experts in brain signaling and the gut microbiome will discuss how clinical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, learning difficulty and immune deficiency, may all arise from altered brain-gut signaling pathways. They will discuss these discoveries, as well as potential new forms of prevention and treatment of common conditions like diabetes, obesity and arthritis.

Dr. Etingin will join Drs. Artis and Liston for a Q-and-A following the presentation. The panel will answer questions from the audience.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 24

  • 11:30 a.m. - Registration and lunch
  • 12 to 2 p.m.- Symposium and panel discussion

WHERE: Citigroup Executive Conference Center 153 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022 (Between Lexington and Third Avenue)



In order to attend, please confirm with Krystle Lopez for security clearance.

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