Qin Xiang Ng
Clinician at National University of Singapore
Dr Qin Xiang Ng is a practicing clinician in a tertiary hospital in Singapore and an active member of the Singapore Medical Association, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (USA), and the Society for Science and the Public (USA). He has broad academic and research interests in the fields of psychiatry, functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, and evidence-based medicine.
He has published several papers in these areas and is skilled in the conduct of lab work, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews. Dr Ng holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S.) from the National University of Singapore, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree.
Case Study: Probiotics and mood: what is the evidence?
- Generally safe and palatable, probiotics have garnered significant attention in recent years for their purported role in bi-directional signaling between the brain and the gut. Mood states may alter gut function while gut health may influence mood and brain function.
- In my presentation, I will focus on the current state of the research, what it might mean for the treatment of depression, and the next steps to developing treatments.
- The content of the presentation will include (1) a summary of recent research into the gut-brain axis, (2) current body of evidence, in particular randomized, controlled trials and (3) what we need to know before translation into clinical practice and meaningful health outcomes.