Jost Langhorst, GERMANY

Herbal therapy options in Inflammatory bowel diseases

Jost Langhorst is professor of medicine and attending physician of integrative gastroenterology at the clinic of Internal and Integrative medicine (Klinken Essen-Mitte). He currently holds the position of chair for Integrative Medicine - focus on translational gastroenterology - at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) at the University of Muenster, UCSF in San Francisco and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Since 2011 he has been senior physician for the Centre of Integrative Gastroenterology.

Author and co-author of over 150 scientific papers, with a research focus on gastrointestinal diseases, naturopathy and integrative medicine, Professor Langhorst has received numerous awards for his research efforts. He has cooperated in the development of, and co-authored numerous national guidelines including those for ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome. His current research foci in various national and international research networks include: lifestyle, phytotherapy and complementary medicine in the treatment of gastroenterological diseases; phytotherapy and complementary medicine in medical guidelines; placebo/nocebo research and extinction; non -invasive diagnostic tools for gastrointestinal diseases, translational research focus is mucosal immunity.