The total cost of all chronic disease in the US is almost one-fifth the entire economy. Nearly half of all Americans will suffer chronic disease in their lifetime. This talk will discuss the intricate relationship between chronic disease and the gut microbiome. Prevalent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and depression will be discussed in relation to the gut microbiome. Appropriate evaluation of the GI microbiome will be discussed alongside clinical considerations. Attendees will take away an understanding of the pathogenesis of chronic disease and the gut microbiome.
1. Understand the significant role chronic disease plays on an individual and national level
2. Understand the role of the gut microbiome in the pathogenesis of chronic disease
3. Understand appropriate testing as related to chronic disease
4. Knowledge of appropriate gut microbiome evaluation and clinical considertaions