Professor Talley shares CRE learnings in Sydney this week

CRE investigators Nick Talley and Emad El Omar recently presented at a public lecture that formed part of the Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association Inc (ANGMA) conference. The public lecture was titled ‘Gut Feelings: Exploring the role of the microbiome in digestive disorders. Professor El Omad presented ‘The hidden world within: understanding the human microbiome’ and Professor Talley followed with ‘Microbes, indigestion, your gut and brain: researching for cause and cure’. Both presentations focused on the emerging role of microbes in influencing the gut-brain axis. This exciting, novel domain is called the ‘MGBA’ – or microbiota-gut-brain axis.

Other CRE affiliates representing at ANGMA included Professor Guy Eslick, who presented a poster focused on disorders of gut brain interaction (DGBI), motility disorders and mortality. The researchers found that all DGBIs had reduced mortality and only the motility disorders gastroparesis and chronic diarrhoea had an increased mortality.

The CRE Digestive Health is highly aligned with ANGMA, which aims to facilitate, educate, represent and support scientific research and treatment of disturbances of neural function and motility of the gastrointestinal tract, in a broad but evidence-based context. The organisation is for scientists and clinicians with a professional interest in the sub-speciality area of ‘neurogastroenterology’.