Division of Nutrition

16th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease

July 8-9, 2015
Boston

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Welcome

W. Allan Walker, M.D.
Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition; Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School; Director, Mucosal Immunology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital

Keynote Address:
Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease

Harry J. Flint, Ph.D.
Professor, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Scotland


SESSION I:
Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease

Moderator:
W. Allan Walker, M.D.
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital


The Microbiome During Pregnancy
(Recording to come)

Omry Koren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine Bar Ilan University, Israel


The Role of Breast Milk in Early Intestinal Colonization

W. Allan Walker, M.D.
Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition; Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital


Processed Foods

Andrew Gerwitz, Ph.D.
University Center Professor, Center for Inflammation, Immunity, & Infection, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Georgia State University


Diet, Microbiota and the Elderly

Ian B. Jeffery, Ph.D.
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College, Cork, Ireland


Session I Roundtable Discussion


SESSION II:
Diet and Microbial Metabolites

Moderator:
George L. Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D.,
Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Welcome and Introductions

George L. Blackburn, M.D., PhD.


Nutritional Modulation of the Metabalome
(No recording available)

Bruce S. Kristal, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Brigham & Women’s Hosptial


Short-chain Fatty Acids and T-Regulatory Cells
(No recording available)

Chang H. Kim, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology and Section Head, Microbiology & Immunology Department of Comparative Pathiobiology, Purdue Veterinary Medicine, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University


High Fiber Diets, Microbiota and Allergic Inflammation in the Airways

Gary B. Huffnagle, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary) and Microbiology/Immunology, University of Michigan Medical Center


Complex Carbohydrate Degradation by Gut Microbes:
Roles in Health and Disease

Eric Martens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School


Session II Roundtable Discussion


SESSION III:
Diet, Microbiome and Disease

Moderator:
Jon A. Vanderhoof, M.D.
Harvard Medical School


Diet and Intestinal Microbiome Implications of Disease

Lindsey G. Albenberg, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


The Gut Microbial Organ and its Role in Health
and Diet-induced Metabolic Diseases

Eugene B. Chang, M.D.
Martin Boyer Professor of Medicine, Knapp Center for Biomedical Research, The University of Chicago


The Microbiome & Celiac Disease

Gloria Serena
Graduate Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital


Obesity
(Recording to come)

Lee M. Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Session III Roundtable Discussion


Closing Remarks

W. Allan Walker, M.D.


This program was supported by unrestricted educational grants from:
The Conrad Taff Teaching Fund
Mead Johnston Pediatric Institute
The Dannon Company
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Nestle Infant Nutrition
The Peanut Institute
Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
S. Daniel Abraham Teaching Fund
Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Presented by
Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition
and Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health