The Gut/Brain Connection
February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In recent years, there has been increasing research on the interactions between the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, the bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, and the bidirectional relationship between these systems: the brain–gut–microbiome axis. Join Dr. Alok Madan for a Lunch & Learn as he discusses the most recent research on the brain-gut connection.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT
Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
PARKING AND BUILDING LOCATION
The best way to locate our building is to search 5025 Riverway Drive, Houston TX 77056 in your GPS and it should take you to the corner adjacent to our building.
Due to ongoing construction in our area, please refer to our Designated Program Parking Areas map for directions on where to park. Designated parking areas will be highlighted in blue. Please do not park in the areas highlighted in red.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Alok Madan, MD, MPH, Houston Methodist Behavioral Health Clinic
Dr. Alok Madan is clinical health psychologist with extensive experience in the implementation and evaluation of programs to improve the quality of care for individuals with chronic medical conditions and serious mental illness. In January 2018, he was recruited to Houston Methodist Hospital as Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry with the opportunity to expand inpatient and outpatient mental healthcare services as well as to build a research infrastructure. In June 2019, he was named the John S. Dunn Foundation Distinguished Centennial Clinical Academic Scholar in Behavioral Health at Houston Methodist Hospital.
He also is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and master of public health degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been involved in formal training, direct patient care, clinic management and research to improve neuropsychiatric care for almost 15 years.