Program Agenda

Thursday  Session I
Friday  Session II

Thursday, September 15, 2016

7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions – W. Allan Walker, MD
SESSION I Metabolic Function
Moderator: Samuel Klein, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
8:45 AM Pregnancy: “Factors that Influence the Perinatal Microbiome”
Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
9:25 AM Infant: “Manipulating the Infant Microbiome to Improve Metabolic Health”
Joseph Neu, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
University of Florida (Gainseville, FL)
10:05 AM Adulthood: “Influence of the Microbiome on Body Weight Regulation”
Rob Knight, PhD
Departments of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering
University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
10:45 AM Break
11:15 AM Adulthood: “Gut Microbiota and Brain Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome”
C. Ronald Kahn, MD
Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer
Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston, MA)
11:55 AM Adulthood: “Dietary Microbial Effects on Mucosal Barrier Function”
Andrew Gewirtz, PhD
University Center Professor
Center for Inflammation, Immunity & Infection
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
12:35 PM Lunch
 1:35 PM Adulthood: “Personalized Nutrition by Prediction of Glycemic Responses”
Eran Elinav, MD, PhD
Senior Scientist, Immunology Department
Incumbent of the Rina Gudinski Career Development Chair
Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel)
 2:15 PM Adulthood: “Effect of Diet on the Microbiome and Cardiometabolic Health”
Karine Clément, MD, PhD
Professor of Nutrition
ICAN: Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition/INSERM/Universté Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France)
 2:55 PM Break
 3:25 PM Adulthood: “Manipulating the Adult Gut Microbiome for Metabolic Health”
Patrice D. Cani, PhD
Professor, Research Associate FRS-FNRS
Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Metabolism and Nutrition
Walloon Excellence in Life sciences and BIOtechnology (WELBIO)
Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL) (Brussels, Belgium)
 4:05 PM Older Adult: “The Microbiota of Older Adults: Clinical Perspectives on Health and Disease”
Vincent J. Quagliarello, MD
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Chief, Infectious Disease
 Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
 4:30 PM Discussion
 4:45 PM Session Wrap-Up – Samuel Klein, MD
 5:00 PM Closing Remarks – W. Allan Walker, MD
Adjourn Symposium
 5:00 PM Reception/Poster Session at Martin Center
 6:30 PM Adjourn

Friday, September 16, 2016

7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions – W. Allan Walker, MD
SESSION II: Brain Function
Moderator: Emeran A. Mayer, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
 8:45 AM Pregnancy: “How Prenatal Stress can Program the Neonatal Brain”
Tracy Bale, MD
Professor of Neuroscience
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
 9:25 AM Neonatal Period: “Does Obstetric Mode of Delivery Alter Brain Function?”
Ted Dinan, PhD
Professor and Department Head, Psychiatry
University of College Cork (Cork, Ireland)
10:05 AM Adulthood: “Gut Microbes and Serotonin Biology”
Elaine Hsiao, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Department of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
10:45 AM Break
11:15 AM Adulthood: “Gut Microbiota Brain Interactions in IBS”
Kirsten Tillisch, MD
Associate Professor
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
11:55 AM Older Adult: “Gut Microbiota Related to Parkinson’s Disease”
Filip Scheperjans, MD, PhD
Helsinki University Hospital (Helsinki, Finland)
12:35 PM Session Wrap-Up – Emeran A. Mayer, MD
12:50 PM

Closing remarks – W. Allan Walker, MD

 1:00 PM