The aim of the Education and Outreach Programme is to inform patients, their families and the medical community about research activities within the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre. We also inform the public about exciting new research findings in areas such as gastronintestinal health, probiotics, functional foods, and new therapeutic agents.
In association with the Department of Medicine at Cork University Hospital, the APC hosts an annual Patient Open Day with the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC).
World Digestive Health Day is celebrated on May 29th each year. This date, designated by the World Organisation of Gastroenterology (WGO), aims to fill the “knowledge gap” with regard to all aspects of gastroenterology and to bring the very latest information on these conditions to medical practitioners, other health care workers, patients and the general public. In the past, themes have focused on areas such as Health and Nutrition, Helicobacter pylori infection, Viral Hepatitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. See our video on gut Health & Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for World Digestive Health Day 2014.
The APC regularly conducts clincial and food trials to investigate the potential benefit of probiotic bacteria to act as a natural alternative or supplement to conventional drug therapy, to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
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