Course Summary

Patients who are diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disease are conventionally treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. Some patients do not respond to antibiotics. These patients may have developed resistance to medication aimed at eradicating invasive microorganisms that are destroying their natural flora and harming the health of the host. They may have repeated gut infections that are severe, causing debilitating symptoms. These patients with severe, repeated gut infections were often limited to surgical resection of the diseased area of the gut. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) provides another option for patients who have not responded to other more conventional forms of treatment. Fecal microbiota transplantation is currently provided at numerous healthcare facilities as an accepted practice for these patients The research and data extracted from large and smaller observational studies suggest growing support for FMT with increasing evidence of its success as a recommended option in varied cases.

Course Format


Learning Objectives

  • To provide clinicians with knowledge of FMT and options for gut therapy that could influence a patient’s course of care.

Course Syllabus

  • Microbes and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
  • The Evolution and Progress of FMT
  • FMT Indication and Use
  • GI and Other Conditions Treated by FMT
    1. Clostridium Difficile
    2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    3. Other Chronic Conditions
  • FMT Procedure
  • Case Study: FMT for Reprogramming Gut Microbiota
    1. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
    2. Case Discussion
  • Summary


Noah H. Carpenter, MD

Dr. Noah Carpenter is a Thoracic and Peripheral Vascular Surgeon. He completed his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and medical school and training at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Carpenter completed surgical residency and fellowship at the University of Edmonton and Affiliated Hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, and an additional Adult Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has specialized in microsurgical techniques, vascular endoscopy, laser and laparoscopic surgery in Brandon, Manitoba and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and in Colorado, Texas, and California. Dr. Carpenter has an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Calgary, and was appointed a Citizen Ambassador to China, and has served as a member of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories, Canada Science Council, and the International Society of Endovascular Surgeons, among others. He has been an inspiration to youth, motivating them to understand the importance of achieving higher education.

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