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Apr 13, 2020

What is our current understanding of the gut-brain connection? What is the difference between the microbiome and microbiota? How is dysbyosis of the gut associated with certain psychiatric disorders?

In this CME podcast, we address these questions and more in this captivating interview between Dr. Andrew J. Cutler and Dr. Roger S. McIntyre!

Optional CME credits / certificate instructions: After listening to the podcast, to take the optional posttest and receive CME credit, click HERE.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, you should be better able to:

  • Explore the relationship between the brain-gut-microbiome axis and chronic inflammation
  • Discuss current evidence of the brain-gut connection’s impact on mental health
  • Consider potential implications of the gut-brain connection for the treatment of various mental illnesses

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements: The Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NEI designates this enduring material 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. A posttest score of 70% or higher is required to receive CME credit.

Nurses and Physician Assistants: for your CE requirements, the ANCC and NCCPA will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The content in this activity pertains to pharmacology and is worth 1.0 continuing education hour of pharmacotherapeutics.

Peer Review: The content was peer-reviewed by an MD specializing in psychiatry to ensure the scientific accuracy and medical relevance of information presented and its independence from bias. NEI takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Disclosures: All individuals in a position to influence or control content are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships. Although potential conflicts of interest are identified and resolved prior to the activity being presented, it remains for the participant to determine whether outside interests reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

Faculty Interviewer / Author
Andrew J. Cutler, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Grant/Research: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Axsome, Biohaven, Intra-Cellular, Lundbeck, Novartis, Otsuka, Sage, Sunovion, Tris
Consultant/Advisor: Acadia, AiCure, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Allergan, Avanir, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lundbeck, MedAvante-ProPhase, Neurocrine, Novartis, Otsuka, Sage, Sunovion, Takeda, Teva, Tris
Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Avanir, Ironshore, Janssen, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Sunovion, Takeda, Teva, Tris

Faculty Interviewee / Author
Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology; Head, Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit, University Health Network; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Grant/Research: CIHR/GACD/Chinese National Natural Research Foundation, Stanley Medical Research Institute
Consultant/Advisor: Allergan, Janssen, Lundbeck, Minerva, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Pfizer, Purdue, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda
Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Janssen, Lundbeck, Minerva, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Pfizer, Purdue, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda

Pre-Interview Author
Sabrina K. Bradbury-Segal, PhD
Medical Writer, Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad, CA
No financial relationships to disclose.

The Planning Committee and Peer Reviewer have no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Off-Label Use: This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not currently labeled for such use by the FDA. Please consult the product prescribing information for full disclosure of labeled uses.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: A variety of resources addressing cultural and linguistic competency can be found in this linked handout.

Support: This activity is supported solely by the provider, NEI.

Released: April 13, 2020          CME credit expires: April 13, 2023