Introduction to the Human Microbiome
Nutrition + The Microbiome Conference: The Environmental Influencers of Microbial Health
This session will serve as an introduction to the human microbiome and the evolutionary context of its development. We will then overview how the microbiome
is being measured and how that is contributing to clinical research that is helping
us to understand the role it plays in health and disease.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Describe the history of microbiology research and the applications to our
current understanding of the gut microbiota role in health and disease
Define what the gastrointestinal microbiome is and how it is currently
measured quantitatively in clinical practice
Summarize the analytical and research methods being used to assess the
microbiomes impact in health and disease dive into the human microbiota
Andrea McBeth, ND is an innovative researcher, clinician, and thought leader in the microbiome field. She has vast experience in a variety of lab research settings and previously worked in molecular biology and biomedical engineering at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. Dr. McBeth, along with Dr. Dobner, co-founded Flora Medicine, an integrative clinic based out of Portland, Oregon specializing in functional GI issues and the microbiome.
A biochemist by training, Dr. McBeth’s technical science background and passion for patient advocacy drives her safety first approach to her work with therapeutics. She is also spending her ‘free time’ as adjunct faculty for the school of graduate studies at NUNM, teaching a basic microbiome class and the influence of nutrition on the microbiome.
CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL
1.5 General CE Credit - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)