What is the Microbiome Forum Virtual Event?

Microbiome research has generated a wealth of information, but the science can become lost in translation from research to actionable interventions in clinical veterinary practice. The Purina Institute Microbiome Forum Virtual Event is dedicated to providing clinically relevant microbiome science for practicing veterinarians. Topics for the 2023 event include:

See the full agenda below for the complete program.

Why You Should Register?

*In jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval

Microbiome Forum Virtual Event Program
15 November, 2023
9 am–9:10 am (CST)
4 pm–4:10 pm (CET)
Welcome and introduction of Day 1 speakers

Natalia Wagemans

Jan Suchodolski

9:10 am–9:50 am (CST)
4:10 pm–4:50 pm (CET)
Diagnosis and clinical interpretation of intestinal dysbiosis

Jan Suchodolski

9:50 am–10:30 am (CST)
4:50 pm–5:30 pm (CET)
Antibiotic-responsive enteropathy: does it exist?

Julien Dandrieux

10:30 am–10:45 am (CST)
5:30 pm–5:45 pm (CET)
Microbiome Research Abstract: Early-life antimicrobial exposure and association with chronic diarrhea during adulthood in cats

Eva Stavroulaki

10:45 am–11 am (CST)
5:45 pm–6 pm (CET)
Microbiome Research Abstract: Abundance of bacteria and histopathologic findings on the small intestinal mucosa of dogs with chronic inflammatory enteropathies

Paula Giaretta

11 am–11:05 am (CST)
6 pm–6:05 pm (CET)
11:05 am–11:45 am (CST)
6:05 pm–6:45 pm (CET)
Nutrition and FMT for chronic enteropathy

Kathrin Busch

11:45 pm–12 pm (CST)
6:45 pm–7 pm (CET)
Microbiome Research Abstract: Long-term evaluation of the initial response to therapy categorization in 60 dogs with chronic inflammatory enteropathy

Susan Hodel

12 pm–12:30 pm (CST)
7 pm–7:30 pm (CET)
Panel discussion and closing remarks

Day 1 speakers

16 November, 2023
9 am–9:10 am (CST)
4 pm–4:10 pm (CET)
Welcome and introduction of Day 2 speakers

Natalia Wagemans

Jan Suchodolski

9:10 am–9:40 am (CST)
4:10 pm–4:40 pm (CET)
Decision making and controversies in the use of gastric acid suppressants

Katie Tolbert

9:40 am–10:20 am (CST)
4:40 pm–5:20 pm (CET)
Management of acute diarrhea – implementing the new ENOVAT guidelines

Melanie Werner

10:20 am–10:35 am (CST)
5:20 pm–5:35 pm (CET)
Microbiome Research Abstract: Differential fermentation of fibers by dogs and cats

Julie Spears

10:35 am–10:40 am (CST)
5:35 pm–5:40 pm (CET)
10:40 am–11:25 am (CST)
5:40 pm–6:25 pm (CET)
The gut-brain axis in epilepsy and cognitive dysfunction

Holger Volk

11:25 am–12 pm (CST)
6:25 pm–7 pm (CET)
The gut-kidney axis and its role in feline CKD

Jessica Quimby

12 pm–12:30 pm (CST)
7 pm–7:30 pm (CET)
Panel discussion and closing remarks

Day 2 speakers

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the online event will be recorded and available for viewing later. You will receive an email letting you know when the online event is available on demand. CE credit will be given only to those who attend the live event on November 15 and 16; attendees who view the on demand presentations can download a certificate of attendance from our ‘Resource Center’. Those attending the live event will receive up to 4.5 hours of CE in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Yes, you can download a Certificate of Attendance from the Resource Center. However, you cannot receive RACE CE credit for viewing the on-demand recordings.
If you have watched part or all of the event on demand, you can customize and download your Certificate of Attendance from the Resource Center. RACE certificates are not available for on-demand viewing.
Yes, please click on the “Register Now” button to enter your information and be registered for the event.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event. If you did not receive an email with the login details, or if you are having problems logging in, please email microbiomeforum2023@getvfairs.io for assistance.
This is a virtual event. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop/laptop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes, you can download and save any or all of the documents available in the Resource Center. See the Resource Center tab in the navigation at the top of this page.
No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate in our webinar. You only need access to the Internet.
This platform is compatible with Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
You will need to open an Internet browser on your phone or tablet to view the event.

At the Purina Institute, we believe science is more powerful when it’s shared. That’s why we’re on a mission to unlock the power of nutrition to help pets live better, longer lives. A global professional organization, the Purina Institute shares Purina’s leading-edge research, as well as evidence-based information from the wider scientific community, in an accessible, actionable way so veterinary professionals are empowered to put nutrition at the forefront of pet health discussions to further improve and extend the healthy lives of pets through nutrition.

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