Tuesday 10th April 2018 7.30pm (Sydney time)
Gut health is the latest craze to hit the media headlines, but unlike other trends this one is backed by science and making its way into healthcare guidelines. More specifically there is growing scientific support for a direct relationship between our gut microbiota and the brain, commonly referred to as the ‘gut-brain-axis’. Although fuelled by promising research, is this area truly the next major revolution in clinical practice or simply a case of public enthusiasm outpacing the scientific evidence? Megan will address this question, sharing the proposed mechanisms underpinning the gut-brain-axis, the clinical trials supporting this area and will conclude by translating the current body of evidence-based into take home messages to support your dietetic practice.
1. To understand the proposed mechanisms underpinning the gut-brain-axis and how this can be manipulated through diet.
2. To be informed of the latest clinical trials investigating gut-modulating therapies i.e. probiotics, prebiotics and whole diets, on mental health.
3. To feel confident in addressing questions surrounding the impact of gut-modulating therapies on the gut-brain-axis in your dietetic practice.
Recording will be available on this page roughly one week following the live event.
About the presenter: Dr Megan Rossi
Megan is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a PhD in gut health from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. Megan’s PhD was recognised for its contribution to science receiving the Dean’s Award for outstanding research Higher Degree and was profiled as of great relevance to the public through selection as one of nine international female success stories by Cosmopolitan.
Megan leads research at King’s College London investigating nutrition-based therapies in gastrointestinal health, including pre- & probiotics, dietary fibres, the low FODMAP diet and food additives. Megan was the recipient of the 2017 British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology prize ‘Best clinical science abstract for oral presentation’ and the British Nutrition Foundation ‘Drummond Pump Priming Award’.
Megan runs a specialist gastrointestinal health clinic on Harley street in London and works as a consultant to food industry. This includes her current role with Leon Restaurants which involves a gut health initiative across Europe and the UK. Megan is also writing an evidence-based pocket guide to gut health with Penguin Life with a mission to instil greater public trust in dietitians, making evidence-base nutrition accessible to all.
To keep updated on the latest gut health news, you can connect with Megan on social media:
and via her website: www.drmeganrossi.com