Introducing our Science of Digestion Speakers

23rd August 2019

As you may already know, Guts UK are organising their all new public awareness event: Exploring the Science of Digestion. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to learn more about the hidden world inside us all and hear from leading experts in a friendly and informative way. Click here to book your free tickets.

Thursday 12th September – The Revell Ward Suite, Huddersfield Football Stadium, HD1 6PG – 5:30-7:30pm

We’d like to introduce you to those who will be speaking on the day, the topics they’ll cover & their backgrounds.

Cristian Costas – Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian

Name: Cristian Costas

Profession: Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian

Talk: What if it’s Coeliac Disease?

Cristian will be discussing a special interest area of his; Coeliac Disease. Cristian works at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and is also interested in Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Cristian will be busting myths surrounding Coeliac Disease and looks forward to raising awareness of the condition which is misunderstood by many.

 

Dr Phil Smith – Consultant Gastroenterologist (gut doctor)

Name: Dr Phil Smith

Profession: Consultant Gastroenterologist

Talk: Introduction & Living with Crohn’s Disease

As a much valued Guts UK trustee and gastroenterologist in Liverpool, Dr Smith will introduce the evening, discuss his journey to becoming a gastroenterologist and what it’s like living with Crohn’s disease.

 

Julie Thompson – Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian

Name: Julie Thompson

Profession: Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian

Talk: IBS & Food: What do we know?

Julie Thompson is a dietitian in West Yorkshire with a real interest in IBS. She’ll be discussing to the condition that affects 10-20% of the population, IBS.

Dr Varinder Athwal – Consultant Gastroenterologist (gut doctor)

Name: Dr Varinder Athwal

Profession: Consultant Hepatologist (liver doctor) & Guts UK Researcher

Talk: The Liver: 500 Functions

Dr Athwal is a Guts UK funded researcher, and is currently conducting research into the incredible organ that is the liver. He works in Manchester and is also a clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Dr Athwal’s talk will give attendees a brilliant overview into our liver and will touch on the incredible functions of the liver, but also what can go wrong.

 

Prof. Jon Rhodes – Professor & Consultant Gastroenterologist

Name: Professor Jon Rhodes

Profession: Professor & Consultant Gastroenterologist

Talk: Diet, Bugs & Gut Health: which 5-a-day?

Prof. Rhodes has recently been appointed as Guts UK’s chair, and we’re delighted that he’ll experience our all new Science of Digestion. Prof. Rhode’s career history as a consultant gastroenterologist in Liverpool makes him the perfect candidate to introduce us to the bacteria in our guts.

He’ll discuss good gut bacteria and what we can consume to help diversify the bacteria in our guts.

For more information and to book your free tickets for Science of Digestion here

Guts UK’s Science of Digestion Event is kindly supported by Love Your Gut, and it falls just before Love Your Gut Week, which takes place from 16-22nd September.

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