Kluver Symposium: Microbiome Symposium

Chicago, IL US
October 25, 2017
The Microbiome Symposium will explore the interactions between the central nervous system and the many microorganisms that inhibit the human gut. Aspects of those interactions will be described along with their impact on human function and behavior. The symposium will aim to introduce and familiarize this field primarily for the clinician and others whose fields are germane to the human microbiome.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in an introduction to microbiome research.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe ways in which the microbiome affects the practice of medicine;
  • State the potential effects of microbiome alterations in health and disease;
  • Explain the current state of microbiome research: what is known, what is not known, and how current knowledge is relevant to clinical settings;
  • Translate how microbiome interventions can be used for patient care;
  • Discuss future research trends in this field of microbiome research.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Johnson
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 Participation
Event starts: 
10/25/2017 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/25/2017 - 2:15pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Kluver Symposium: Microbiome Symposium Agenda



Gordon Center for Integrative Science
929 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 773-834-0685 or via email at ajohnson1@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu.

 The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  David Frim, MD, PhD
  Section Chief of Neurosurgery
  The University of Chicago

  Jack Gilbert, PhD
  Professor of Surgery
  Director, The Microbiome Center
  The University of Chicago


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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