Global Focus on the Gut Microbiome for WGO’s World Digestive Health Day

The American College of Gastroenterology is honored to join the World Gastroenterology Organisation in observing World Digestive Health Day on Friday, May 29, 2020. On World Digestive Health Day, ACG joins WGO in its objective to raise global awareness of the gut microbiome.

About WGO’s World Digestive Health Day

Resources on Gut Microbiome Offered by WGO for WDHD

ACG Resources for Physicians on Gut Microbiome: Watch. Listen. Read.

With the spotlight on the gut microbiome for World Digestive Health Day, ACG has identified a number of articles, podcasts, and video presentations that dovetail with WGO’s theme for 2020. Articles from the July 2019 special microbiome themed issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology are open and accessible to all for the first week of June 2020. The College is providing access to recent AJG science reflecting the growing understanding of the role of the gut microbiota in GI and liver disease. 

Watch recent presentations from the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting as “ACG Videos of the Week,” listen to an engaging podcast discussion, and explore selections from Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. ACG hopes you enjoy exploring these materials featured in honor of World Digestive Health Day.


The Microbiome and Its Role in IBS

At the 2019 ACG Annual Postgraduate Course, Dr. Pimentel discussed the role of the microbiome in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The AJG Lecture: What Causes Functional GI Disorders? The Latest Data and Insights

In the 2018 AJG Lecture, Dr. Nicholas Talley reviewed known and emerging risk factors for functional GI disorders including infections, foods, and alterations in the microbiome.


Podcast: Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

AJG Co-EIC Dr. Brian Lacy in conversation with Dr. Jessica Allegretti


Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: The COVID-19 Era

Sahil Khanna, MBBS, MS and Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MS, FACG

Understanding the Scope of Do-It-Yourself Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Ekekezie, et al.

Explore the Table of Contents The Gut Microbiome AJG Special Issue July 2019

The July 2019 Special Issue of AJG on the Gut Microbiome is free and open-access until June 7, 2020, in honor of World Digestive Health Day

AJG July 2019 Gut Microbiome Special Issue: Read Introduction by Co-Editors-in-Chief

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG & Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG

Considering the Supraorganism: Harnessing the Gut Microbiome for Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

Emily B. Hollister, PhD

Psychobiotics: Shaping the Mind with Gut Bacteria

Jonathan P. Jacobs, MD, PhD and Emeran A. Mayer, MD

The Gut Microbiota in Causation, Detection, and Treatment of Cancer

Murphy, et al.

Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Xu, et al.

The Gut Microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Lessons Learned From Other Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases

Knox, et al.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Pilot Clinical Trial

Allegretti, et al.

Specific Gut and Salivary Microbiota Patterns Are Linked with Different Cognitive Testing Strategies in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

Bajaj, et al.

Individualized Dynamics in the Gut Microbiota Precede Crohn’s Disease Flares

Braun, et al.

Bifidobacterium longum 1714™ Strain Modulates Brain Activity of Healthy Volunteers During Social Stress

Wang, et al.

Influence of Exercise on the Human Gut Microbiota of Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review

Ortiz-Alvarez, et al.

Altered Microbiota Diversity and Bile Acid Signaling in Cirrhotic and Noncirrhotic NASH-HCC

Sydor, et al.

Disordered Gut Microbiota in Children Who Have Chronic Pancreatitis and Different Functional Gene Mutations

Wang, et al.

EDITORIAL Metabolic Trifecta After Pancreatitis: Exocrine Pancreatic Dysfunction, Altered Gut Microbiota, and New-Onset Diabetes

Maxim S. Petrov, MD, MPH, PhD

The Gut Microbiota in Collagenous Colitis Shares Characteristics With Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Associated Dysbiosis

Carstens, et al.