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Press releases from recent symposias
Bile acid research: Basis for new therapeutic concepts
UDCA and norUDCA: two bile acids with a future, not just in hepatology

Symposium 211, Dublin (Ireland), July 2018

Dublin. The interest was enormous: The XXV Bile Acid Meeting of the Falk Foundation e.V. in Dublin was attended by 520 scientists from about 40 countries – more than ever before. This underlines the increasing importance of bile acid research, not only for basic researchers, but also for clinical research. A whole series of bile acids, bile acid analogs, FXR and TGR5 agonists and antagonists are in clinical development, with the potential to influence hepatological and gastrointestinal diseases favorably. There are also promising new findings for the two bile acids UDCA and norUDCA.

Inflammatory bowel diseases
A change in perspective is pending with regard to diagnostics and therapy

Symposium 210, Lisbon (Portugal), April 2018

. “Big data” is also currently making its arrival with regard to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). For instance, there is an outright flood of data regarding factors which determine pathophysiology – from genome via the exposome and immunome to microbiome. 

Liver-Bowel-Microbiome Interactions
On the road to personalized nutritional therapy

Workshop, Hamburg (Germany), January 2018

. Diseases of liver and bowel are more closely connected than it has long been supposed. The connector is apparently the microbiome, although the interactions are complex and also include reactions of the immune system and a genetic susceptibility. More...

A phase of change in IBD – with regard to understanding the disease and therapeutic options Symposium 209, Berlin (Germany), October 2017

Eosinophilic esophagitis: identify, treat specifically and alleviate suffering

Symposium 208, Berlin (Germany), October 2017
Symposia Overview

Symposium 209
IBD 2017 Therapeutic and 
Biological Barriers
Berlin (Germany),
October 6 – 7, 2017

  Symposium 213
  Tailored Therapies for IBD:
  A Look into the Future
  Miland (Italy)
  October 5 – 6, 2018

Video Report
Symposium 209
IBD 2017 - Therapeutic and Biological Barriers
Prof. Dr. B. Siegmund,
Berlin (Germany)