Oral, Vaginal and Gut Microbiomes in Clinical Practice - Bristol
What do we know, what we don't know, and what's the clinical relevance of the oral, vaginal and gut microbiomes?
Learning outcomes & discussion points:
Multiple microbiomes — what we know, what we don't know, and what's the clinical relevance of the oral, vaginal and gut microbiomes?
Key opinion leaders — what do key opinion leaders in this field think?
Technology & methodology — the important bits
Marker research — what do markers tell us? What is their clinical relevance and how do they relate to other markers?
Testing options & interpretation — navigation, context and pattern recognition
Clinical considerations — what do we do with this information? What therapeutics might be indicated, and when?
Case studies — what has worked, and importantly, what hasn't worked in clinical practice?
Take away tools:
Case study reviews
Clinical considerations for the oral, vaginal and gut microbiomes
Clinical matrices for the oral, vaginal and gut microbiomes
Interpretation guides for the oral, vaginal and gut microbiome tests available at Invivo
Sample reports for microbiome testing at Invivo
Technical papers for Invivo therapeutics
3 hours CPD (pending: BANT, NNA, ANP, NTOI)
Humphrey Bacchus, or Sue Camp, MSc will be leading the seminar
10% ticket sales will be donated to Thrive: a charity that uses gardening to change lives
Inspiration behind the tour:
We've spent the last year with our heads deep in microbiome research, as well as learning from leaders in the field at seminars in the UK and abroad.
It is certainly a fast moving landscape, and what we've learnt has evolved our clinical outlook, how we think about testing, the relevance of testing microbiomes other than the gut, and the importance of testing in clinical practice.
We want to share this knowledge and perspective with you.
What are microbial ecosystems and how do they relate to each other? What is the clinical relevance and application of testing? How do you decide which of our multiple microbiomes to test? And how do you read the results in a way that respects the complexity of ecosystems, as opposed to looking at single culprits, and markers in isolation?
These are all big questions, but if we are to align our clinical practice with what the research is telling us, we must ask them and re-think a few things.
Invivo will be donating 10% of all ticket sales to Thrive - a charity Invivo has chosen to support this year.
Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.
By supporting Thrive, you are supporting a sustainable approach to wellbeing helps to restore human health and ecology. By getting hands dirty and being in contact with the earth and plants, Thrive is not only helping people reconnect with their community and improving physical and mental health, but it is helping them to reconnect with their environmental ecosystem, and thus helping their own ecosystems and microbiomes. That they are helping employment via transfer of skills is sustainable and long-sighted, and hugely contributes to overall wellbeing.