ISAPP Newsletter – March 19, 2020
This newsletter comes at a time when many of us are feeling the local effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the way we live and work may have changed dramatically over the past few weeks—but through these uncertain times, being connected with a supportive community of colleagues helps maintain a sense of purpose. At ISAPP, we draw strength from the knowledge that our digitally-connected community extends across the geographies that physically separate us.
Below you can read a blog post written by Prof. Glenn Gibson on the possible connection between gut health and Covid-19 infection, and on some exciting demonstrations of awareness on the part of the UK Government, MPs, and Lords around probiotics, prebiotics, and ISAPP's activities.
We also include two blog posts covering the latest research on intestinal gas and gut microbiota, including the potential effects of probiotics and diet.
For those wondering about the by-invitation-only ISAPP annual meeting scheduled for June: the board of directors and conference planning committee are currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its implications for the meeting. By April 30, 2020, they will announce a final decision.