2005 marked the first year that the Member Societies and members of WGO were invited to begin World Digestive Health Day activities. The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) located in Ireland, took the lead and showcased a symposium focused on " Health and Nutrition" to serve the needs of youth and adults.
When: May 27, 2005
Location: University College Cork (UCC), Mardyke Arena
Contact: Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC)
Event Description: The event, organized as part of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC)'s Education and Outreach program, was targeted at the general public. The evening included two lectures on health and nutrition for adults. Professor Eamonn Quigley, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Department of Medicine, UCC and Consultant Gastroenterologist at Cork University Hospital gave a lecture entitled "Gut Health - how to avoid indigestion and live the good life" . Professor Quigley spoke about gut health and disease and the role of the gut bacterial flora in maintaining health. Dr Nora O'Brien, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences UCC, gave a lecture entitled "Food and Health - eat well and enjoy it". Dr O'Brien discussed the importance of good nutrition for general health and well-being. Light healthy refreshments were provided. The event was very enjoyable and educational for all age groups. The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) is a Science Foundation Ireland funded research center that focuses on developing new therapies for lifelong debilitating gastrointestinal diseases such as gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. For more information about the APC, please visit: http://apc.ucc.ie.