Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Intestinal and Neuropsychiatric Effects: the IMAGINE-SPOR chronic disease network
To create a large cohort of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and healthy controls and follow these individuals over time, collecting patient information using validated questionnaires and stool, urine and blood samples, to correlate their GI and psychological symptoms with their diet, microbiome and its metabolome.
Observational prospective cohort
To better understand the key mechanisms in diet-microbiome-host relationship that will allow for better targeted treatment of IBD and IBS and the psychiatric disorders associated with these diseases.
Paul Moayyedi (McMaster University); Glenda MacQueen (University of Calgary)