New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology - Gut Health Network Scientific Symposium

NZ Gastro Conference -

It is my pleasure to invite you all to the 2nd Satellite Meeting organized by the Gut Health Network in collaboration with the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology. It is an exciting program with presenters from very different scientific backgrounds. Prof Rupert Leong, gastroenterologist from Sydney will start the meeting with a critical look at recent achievements in fundamental sciences. His talk is being followed by a number of young and upcoming scientists before Prof Nigel French makes us aware of the role the environment plays in health and disease and Dr Blair Lawley to present a microbiological solution to a clinical dilemma. I am looking forward to seeing you in Rotorua on the 24th November 2015. No registration required but it would still be nice if you could let me know if you are coming.

See you soon!

Michael Schultz

Director Gut Health Network



GutHealthNetwork Satellite Meeting

Tuesday 24th November 2015, Rotorua


12:30   Arrival and Registration

13:00   Welcome – A/Prof Michael Schultz, University of Otago, Dunedin

13:10   Translation in IBD Research – the good and the bad – Prof Rupert Leong, University of Sydney and UNSW

13:55   Patient support Groups – CCNZ, BBCA, Coeliac Foundation, Arthritis NZ

14:15   25-hydroxyvitamin D Levels in New Zealand residents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Hannah Morton, PHD candidate, Massey University

14:35   Novel molecular techniques for colorectal cancer screening – Dr Deborah Wright, PhD, Department of Surgery, Southern District Health Board, Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin

14:55   Afternoon Tea

15:20   Recent progress in the diagnosis and therapy of gastric dysrhythmia – Dr Greg O’Grady, Senior Research Fellow, University of Auckland, Auckland Bioengeneering Institute

15:40   Exclusive enteral nutrition leads to a fall in faecal markers of inflammation in adults with active Crohn's disease – Catherine Wall, PhD candidate and New Zealand Registered Dietitian, Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch

16:00   TNF-α induces a biphasic change in the expression and distribution of tight junction proteins in human colonic enteroids – Safina Gadeock, PhD candidate, Departments of Physiology and Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin

16:20   Enteric zoonosis – a decade of ups and downs, and emerging issues – Prof Nigel French, Professor for Food Safety & Vet Public Health, Massey University

17:00   The Microbiology of Pouchitis: What we know and where we are going – Dr Blair Lawley, Scientific Officer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, Dunedin

17:30   Summary and Farewell

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