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Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, August 16

Alexander Khoruts, MD Associate Professor of Medicine University of Minnesota Presenting: "From Bascom Avenue to Bagram Airfield to Baghdad and back again..."

Friday, August 16, 2013
Auditorium G, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

*Please note room change to Auditorium G*

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, August 16, 2013 for the presentation titled:

How Does Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Treat Refractory Clostridium Difficile Infection?


Alexander Khoruts, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Minnesota

Division of Gastroenterology

Center for Immunology

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium G, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Co-sponsored by the Section of Gastroenterology and the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the syndrome of recurrent C. Difficile infection
  2. Understand the current practice and regulation of fecal transplantation
  3. Describe changes in microbiota composition and function following fecal transplantation

Dr. Alexander Khoruts is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota.  He trained in gastroenterology and immunology at the University of Minnesota, and is a faculty member in the Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Graduate program there.  He focused his initial research career on basic immunology, and specifically areas of regulatory T cells biology and peripheral T cell homeostasis.  However, in the recent years he radically changed the research direction toward the role of gut microbiota in health and disease.  In 2009 he started the fecal microbiota transplantation program at the University, forming a multidisciplinary team that continues to grow to include expertise in microbial ecology, metabolomics, computer science, pharmacology, and clinical medicine.  The group has several active areas of research directions including standardization of fecal microbiota transplantation and understanding mechanisms behind its therapeutic effects.

Alexander Khoruts, MD has stated that he has received monies from CIPAC Limited for research support and consulting, but that he has no financial interests or arrangements with any other commercial entities in association with this presentation, and he may discuss Investigational Products (not FDA approved) such as Full Spectrum (Fecal) Microbiota.

Please join the Department of Medicine in welcoming Dr. Alexander Khoruts to Medicine Grand Rounds.

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** The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education programs for physicians.**

** The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. **


For more information, contact:
Lara Judd

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