Free IASP Webinar: A Gut Feeling About the Brain: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Visceral Pain
June 9, 2017
10 a.m. Eastern U.S. Time
A growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence supports a relationship between the complexity and diversity of the microorganisms that inhabit our gut and health status. In this webinar, John F. Cryan, professor and chair of the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork, will review the involvement of the gastrointestinal microbiota in visceral pain. He will focus on the anatomical and physiological nodes whereby microbiota may be mediating pain response and address the potential for manipulating gastrointestinal microbiota as a therapeutic target for visceral pain.
John F. Cryan is Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and serves on the University’s Governing Body. He is also a Principal Investigator at the APC Microbiome Institute and was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017. Prof. Cryan’s current research is focused on understanding the interaction between brain, gut & microbiome and how it applies to stress, psychiatric and immune-related disorders at key time-windows across the lifespan. Prof. Cryan has published over 370 peer-reviewed articles and has a H-index of 76. He is a Senior Editor of Neuropharmacology and of Nutritional Neuroscience and an Editor of British Journal of Pharmacology. He is on the editorial board of a further 15 journals. He has edited three books including “Microbial Endocrinology: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease” (Springer Press, 2014) and is co-author of the forthcoming “The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection” from National Geographic Press.