Understanding Gut Microbiota, COVID-19, and Nutrition: Interactions, Interventions, and Unknowns
Virtual, Event
April 21, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am


It is well-established that the gut microbiota plays a role in regulating the immune system, including modifying the response to viral infections. In fact, research indicates that the severity of COVID-19 is related in part to the composition of the gut microbiota. A microbiota configuration characterized by increased pathobionts and reduced immunoregulatory microbes was associated with poorer outcomes following infection. How can diet and nutrition support the microbiota-dependent immunoregulatory functions? What do we really know today, and what is under investigation? Join Prof. Liam O’Mahony of APC Microbiome Ireland for an updated review of these relationships and what is ready for prime-time (or not!) in the patient and client nutrition counseling sphere.

This webinar is an IAFNS, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and American Society for Nutrition collaboration. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an accredited CPE provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Pending CPE approval, CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 CPEU for completion of either the live or recorded viewing of the webinar.

Moderator: Maria Morgan-Bathke, MBA, PhD, RD, CD, FAND, Viterbo University
Speaker: Liam O’Mahony, PhD, APC Microbiome Ireland

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:

6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.
8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.