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CME

The Role of Microbiome Modulation in COVID-19

  • Authors: Sonia Villapol, PhD; Michael Dougan, MD, PhD; John P. Haran, MD
  • CME Released: 6/25/2021
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 6/25/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for clinicians who practice in infectious diseases, pulmonology, primary care, and gastroenterology.

The goal of this activity is to improve the understanding of the role of the microbiome in modulating immune function, including susceptibility to COVID-19.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Interplay of the microbiome and the immune system
    • Mechanism of action of microbiome-modulating therapies
    • Ongoing clinical trials examining modulation of the microbiome in COVID-19


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Faculty

  • Sonia Villapol, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Academic Institute
    Assistant Member, Research Institute
    Houston Methodist
    Houston, Texas
    Assistant Professor
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, New York 

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Sonia Villapol, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Medscape

  • Michael Dougan, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Michael Dougan, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Moderna; Neoleukin Therapeutics; ORIC Pharmaceuticals; Partner Therapeutics; Tillotts
    Grants for clinical research from: Eli Lilly; Novartis
    Stocks, stock options, or bonds from: Neoleukin Therapeutics

  • John P. Haran, MD

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Associate Professor in the
    Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems
    Associate Clinical Director of the Center for Microbiome Research
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Worcester, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: John P. Haran, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Kaleido Biosciences
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Kaleido Biosciences
    Grants for clinical research from: Kaleido Biosciences

Editor

  • Julia Muino, MA, MSc

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Julia Muino, MA, MSc, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Esther Nyarko, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Esther Nyarko, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

None of the nonfaculty planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME

The Role of Microbiome Modulation in COVID-19

Authors: Sonia Villapol, PhD; Michael Dougan, MD, PhD; John P. Haran, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 6/25/2021

Valid for credit through: 6/25/2022

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Note: The information on the coronavirus outbreak is continually evolving. The content within this activity serves as a historical reference to the information that was available at the time of this publication. We continue to add to the collection of activities on this subject as new information becomes available. It is the policy of Medscape Education to avoid the mention of brand names or specific manufacturers in accredited educational activities. However, manufacturer names related to the approved COVID-19 vaccines are provided in this activity in an effort to promote clarity. The use of manufacturer names should not be viewed as an endorsement by Medscape of any specific product or manufacturer. Did you know that alterations of the gut microbiota may impact the progression of COVID-19 by increasing systemic production of pro-inflammatory cytokines?

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