Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Wisconsin Club

900 W. Wisconsin Avenue


  1. 6:00 P.M. Reception
  2. 6:30 P.M. Dinner ($48.00 Reservations Required)

7:30 P.M. Presentation



Nita H. Salzman, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Gastroenterology

Medical College of Wisconsin


The Microbiome in Health and Disease



Nita Salzman is a Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Gastroenterology, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  She is an Associate Director of the MD, PhD program and a co-leader of the Immunology, Inflammation and Infection research unit of the Children’s Research Institute, and the Director of the MCW Center for Microbiome Research.  Dr. Salzman received her M.D. and Ph.D. (in pharmacology) from New York University School of Medicine.  She completed her clinical training (pathology) at the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral research training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (genetics) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (microbiology and immunology), and was recruited to the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology at MCW in 2001.  The Salzman laboratory studies innate host defense at mucosal surfaces, focusing on interactions between the mucosal innate immune system, enteric pathogens, and the microbiome, with a dual focus on both basic and translational research.

The focus of this presentation is to provide a general understanding of the importance of the human microbiome, its role in immune and metabolic homeostasis, its influence on human disease and therapy, and approaches to manipulate the microbiome to benefit human health.



Session date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Mitchell Room
Milwaukee, WI 53233
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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Program Description: 

The Milwaukee Academy of Medicine hosts eight educational presentations every year: once a month from January through May, and again from September through November.  Distinguished national and local medical experts share their knowledge and experiences on topics of interest to a broad spectrum of medical practitioners.  The didactic presentations are comprised of traditional audio-visual modalities, a discussion period involving Q&A, and the sharing of personal experiences by audience members to facilitate expert commentary and further discussion.

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Reservations are required to attend any of our programs. There is a charge for dinner and beverages.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicians of all medical specialties

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this activity, I will be able to:

  • To understand the development of the microbiome
  • To understand the factors that influence the composition of the microbiome
  • To understand the influence of the microbiome on human health and disease
  • To understand current therapeutic approaches to manipulate the microbiome
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Matthew Lee, MD
Jack Kleinman, MD
Ellen Blank, MD
Carol Pohl, MD
Alonzo Walker, MD
Tod Poremski, MD
Thomas Heinrich, MD
Arthur Derse, MD, JD




Nita H. Salzman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Phone number: 
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