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3/17/2017 - Medical Grand Rounds: The Human Microbiome- from the Bench to the Bedside

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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the microbiome and its components.
  • Describe basic terms and analyses associated with microbiome studies.
  • Appreciate the potential roles of the microbiome in health and disease and recognize the current and future applications of microbiome manipulation in treating disease.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Li K, Bihan M, Yooseph S, Methé BA. Analyses of the microbial diversity across the human microbiome. PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e32118. Epub 2012 Jun 13.
  2. Li K, Bihan M, Methé BA. Analyses of the stability and core taxonomic memberships of the human microbiome. PLoS One. 2013 May 6;8(5):e63139. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063139.
  3. Anderson et al. 2003. Stimulating the in situ activity of Geobacter species to remove uranium from the groundwater of a uranium-contaminated aquifer Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:5584-5891.
  4. Staley JT, Konopka A. Measurement of in situ activities of nonphotosynthetic microorganisms in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Annu Rev Microbiol. 1985;39:321-46.

Authors:
Alison Morris, MD, MS — Professor of Medicine, Co-Director - Center for Medicine and the Microbiome, Vice Chair for Clinical Research, UPMC Chair of Translational Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Barbara Methé, PhD — Visiting Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Center for Medicine and the Microbiome
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.