Exploring the Brain-Gut Connection
Timothy M Buie, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital
The brain-gut connection has been discussed for many years but in rather vague, non-specific ways. We will aim to sharpen this connection by investigating the multiple interactions of the brain and the GI tract.
Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 am – 10:30 am ESTAdd to Cal
From neural connections to potential biochemical effects of an altered microbiome to new thoughts about the blood-brain barrier, we are closer to understanding how gastrointestinal factors affect the brain and behavior. We will demonstrate this with clinical examples in individuals with autism.
- The participant will analyze the factors explaining the brain-gut interface, including neurological and humoral factors that comprise the brain gut connection.
- The participant will incorporate the current literature investigating the effects of the intestinal microbiome on the brain.
- The participant will integrate the information provided to discuss case studies illustrating behaviors in autism that are related to brain-gut dysfunction.