The microbiome as an active immunological participant

Emerging data has demonstrated an important role for microbes of the gastrointestinal tract influencing local and systemic immunological responses.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review the features of the gut microflora and the role that it plays in normal homeostasis
  2. Discuss how the gut microflora can influence, and be influenced by disease
  3. Discuss novel approaches that involve harnessing microbiota to prevent or manage disease

Robert R. Jenq, MD