The CGIF maintains a tradition established in 1951 to provide academic and industry scientists an international forum to present the latest advances in our understanding of gastrointestinal microbiology, (immuno)physiology and nutritional sciences.

The topics presented at the Congress include studies with livestock and poultry species for food production and biomedical research, as well as clinical and nutritional studies relevant to improving human health and well-being. Research that addresses the environmental and public health impacts from gastrointestinal microbiology (e.g. the ecology of antibiotic resistance, food safety, and waste management) is also welcome.

The 2017 Congress will be held at the Gleacher Center, located close to Chicago's "Magnificent Mile", and we're proud to recruit an excellent group of plenary speakers (please visit the "Invited Speakers" page). Submission of abstracts by all attendees is encouraged. The abstract submissions will be used by the Congress' scientific committee to select oral presentations for the 4 sessions, with dedicated space for poster presentation throughout the Congress and a formal poster session also included in the schedule for Tuesday evening with the mixer.

Please explore our website for more details and we invite you to attend our next Congress, scheduled to be held in Chicago, April 10-12, 2017.

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