Marking World Microbiome Day 2021, Nutricia is pleased to present an expert discussion on biotics and their impact on health, gut microbiota and immune outcomes
June 27 marks World Microbiome Day – an opportunity to celebrate all things microbial and to raise awareness of the vibrant and diverse world of microbes. Microorganisms – such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, archaea – live together in communities called microbiomes. Microbiomes are found everywhere – in and on water, soil, plants, food, and animals, and can influence the health of the entire planet.
The composition and makeup of the gut microbiota has also been shown to impact health in humans. In fact, pregnancy and the first two years of life are a critical window during which the composition of the gut microbiota forms. To help raise awareness of the role gut microbiota play in early life, Nutricia supported a satellite symposium on the topic at this year’s World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (WCPGHAN), held June 2-5.
The satellite symposium – “An expert discussion on biotics and their impact on health, gut microbiota and immune outcomes” – was moderated by Dr. Rosan Meyer, Pediatric Dietician at the Imperial College London, and explores the role of the gut microbiota and biotics in healthy infants, in infants with functional gastrointestinal disorders, in infants born via c-section and in infants with cow’s milk allergy.
Also participating in the satellite symposium were Professor Mohamad Miqdady, Division Chief, Pediatrics, GI, Hepatology and Nutrition Division, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Clinical Professor, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates; Professor Yvan Vandenplas, Head of the Pediatric Hospital and Head of the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium; and Professor Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, Director of the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division, the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, New York, Professor of Pediatrics New York University School of Medicine, New York.
To access the full satellite symposium, please visit: