About

life-montage-2016-294x300The symposium, “Gut Microbiota and Probiotics Throughout the Lifespan: Metabolic and Brain Function”, will be held on September 15-16, 2016 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The symposium will provide an overview of the latest scientific evidence related to gut microbiota and probiotics and their importance to health across the lifespan. This specifically includes the pregnancy period, infancy and childhood, adulthood, and older adults. The goals of the symposium include the following:

  1. To integrate basic and translational disciplines to define how microbial function develops and changes over the lifespan;
  2. To determine how alterations in microbiota function effect the host across the lifespan; and
  3. To define gaps, needs, and opportunities for probiotics applications over the lifespan.

Who Should Attend?

The symposium topics are intended to meet the needs of researchers and healthcare professionals who want to be updated on the advances in gut microbiome and probiotics research, including the effects of probiotics on gut microbiota. Interested attendees include basic and translational research scientists, physicians (general medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, endocrinology, pediatrics, psychiatry), dietitians, nutritionists, psychologists, students, policy makers, and key opinion leaders with an interest in the gut microbiome and probiotics.

There is no fee to attend the symposium.

Organizing Committee

Allan Walker, MD – Chair
Harvard Medical School

Sam Klein, MD – Co-chair
Washington University School of Medicine

Emeran Mayer, MD – Co-chair
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Guerrant, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Balfour Sartor, MD
University of North Carolina

Contact Us

For questions, please email questions@HarvardProbioticsSymposium.org or call (703) 841-1600.