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Microbiome and Medical Disease: Ready for Prime Time?

UPMC’s Dr. Alison Morris presents on microbiome in clinical medicine. She reviews the background on the microbiome and current and future clinical scenarios.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and define the microbiome
  • Identify what microbiota is
  • Identify how the microbiome may influence health and disease

Reading Resources:

  1. Proctor. Cell Host Microbe 10:287, 2011
  2. Zmora N et al, Cell Host & Microbe, 2016
  3. Tortoli. J Clin Microbiol 2003; 16:319


Dr. Morris has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: NIH

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

ABIM MOC Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  

To receive your ABIM MOC Part 2 credit, you will need to complete the post-test and evaluation process and provided your date of birth and ABIM number, along with the other required fields.

Release Date: 3/30/2017 | Last Modified On: 3/30/2017 | Expires: 3/30/2020



Alison Morris, MD, MS

Alison Morris, MD, MS Professor of Medicine, Immunology, and Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Center for Medicine and the Microbiome
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Medicine
UPMC Chair in Translational Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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