Understanding Gut Microbiota, COVID-19, and Nutrition: Interactions, Interventions, and Unknowns

Recorded April 21, 2022

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an accredited CPE provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 CPEU for completion of this recorded webinar until April 21, 2025.

Description: 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? In this webinar, Prof. Liam O’Mahony of APC Microbiome Ireland provides an updated review of these relationships and what is ready for prime-time (or not!) in the patient and client nutrition counseling sphere.

Webinar program:

Maria Morgan-Bathke, MBA, PhD, RD, CD, FAND, Viterbo University  -Moderator

Liam O’Mahony, PhD, APC Microbiome Ireland - Speaker

Q&A and discussion


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the state of the science related to how various characteristics of the gut microbiome impact outcomes of COVID-19.
  2. Describe the elements of diet that can support immune responses mediated through the gut microbiome and the strength of the evidence for these relationships.

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.

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