Program Agenda

 

Wednesday  Session I
Wednesday  Session II
Thursday  Session III

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome & Introductions – W. Allan Walker, MD
 8:15 AM Keynote: “Nutrition and Microbiota in Health”
Jeffrey Gordon, MD
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
SESSION I The Perinatal and Childhood Period
Moderator: Allan Walker, MD, Harvard Medical School
9:25 AM Session I Keynote: “Diet, Metabolites and Western-Lifestyle Inflammatory Diseases”
Charles Mackay, PhD, FAA
Professor
Monash University, Australia
10:10 AM Break
10:40 AM The Prenatal Period: “Impact of the Maternal Diet, Including Probiotics”
Erika Isolauri, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Turku
Chief Physician
Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Finland
11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM The Neonatal Period: “Breast Feeding and the Gut Microbiome”
Eline Van Der Beek, PhD
Professor of Nutritional Programming
University Medical Center Groningen
Research Director Early Development
Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition
11:50 AM “Gut Microbiota Maturation and Undernutrition” 
Sathish Subramanian, MD, PhD
Resident, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
12:25 PM Lunch
 1:25 PM “Celiac Disease”
Alessio Fasano, MD
W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Associate Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Basic, Clinical and Translational Research
MassGeneral Hospital for Children, USA
Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment
Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
 2:00 PM Session 1 Summary:
Allan Walker, MD
Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Nutrition
Harvard Medical School
Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
SESSION II Adults
Moderator: Balfour Sartor, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 2:20 PM Session II Keynote: “Diet and Microbiota During Adulthood in Health and Disease”
Gary Wu, MD
Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
 3:05 PM Break
 3:30 PM “Intestinal Microbiota in Developed vs. Developing Countries”
Erwin Zoetendal, PhD
Associate Professor
Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands
 4:05 PM “Effects of the Diet on the Microbiota and Inflammatory Responses in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases”
Ian Sanderson, MD
Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology
Queen Mary University of London, UK
 4:40 PM “Diet/Microbial Interactions in Cardiovascular Disease”
Jake Lusis, PhD
Professor, Departments of Microbiology Medicine
University of California- Los Angeles, USA
 5:15 PM Adjourn Symposium
 5:15 PM Reception/Poster Session at Martin Center
 6:15 PM Adjourn 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

7:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome & Introductions – W. Allan Walker, MD
SESSION II Adults (Continued)
Moderator: Balfour Sartor, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 8:10 AM “Influences of Functional and Fermented Foods on Intestinal Health”
Robert Hutkins, PhD
Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA
 8:45 AM Session II Summary
Balfour Sartor, MD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
SESSION III Older Adults
Moderator: Peter Holt, MD, Rockefeller University
9:05 AM Session III Keynote: “Diet and Microbiota in Health of the Elderly”
Paul O’Toole, PhD
Professor of Microbial Genomics
School of Microbiology & APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork
9:50 AM “Immunosenescence & Microbiota”
Simin Meydani, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University, USA
10:25 AM Break
10:50 AM “Twin Studies and Aging Disorders”
Claire Steves, MA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician
Kings College London, and Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust UK
11:25 AM C. difficile in Older Adults”
Cirle Warren, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
12:00 PM Session III Summary
Peter Holt, MD
Senior Research Associate
Associate Director, Sackler Center for Biomedicine and Nutrition
Rockefeller University, USA
12:15 PM

Closing remarks – W. Allan Walker, MD

 12:20 PM

Adjourn