Kidney Disease and the Microbiome: Importance of the Gut-Kidney Axis

1 hr CE credit

In this program, participants will learn about important interactions between the kidneys and gut microbiome. Patients with chronic kidney disease often have a significant dysbiosis; a change in the microbial diversity. The role of microbiome produced uremic toxins and their effects on the body will be reviewed. The relationship between CKD and the gut microbiome is complex and bidirectional, with uremia affecting the quantity and quality of the microbiota and gut-derived metabolites/toxins affecting progression of CKD. Using specific dietary interventions as a means to target the microbiome and improve patient outcomes will be discussed.



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Dr Sheri Ross

BSc, DVM, PhD, ACVIM(IM), ACVNU (Founding Member)
Dr. Ross graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island, and went on to completed her Internship, Internal Medicine Residency and PhD in Nephrology and Urology at the University of Minnesota. After serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor in MN, she moved to the University of California Veterinary Medical Center in San Diego to complete a Fellowship in Renal Medicine/Hemodialysis. She remained in San Diego and developed a comprehensive Nephrology/Urology and Extracorporeal therapy service. In 2022 she returned home to Eastern Canada as a professor at The University of Prince Edward Island. She is an IRIS Board Member, Faculty member of the Hemodialysis Academy and a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology. Her passions include: teaching and clinical training, chronic kidney disease, minimally invasive procedures and extracorporeal therapies. She currently resides in Charlottetown, PEI with her 4 cats and 1 husband.