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Gut Microbiotia, Probiotics and Their Impact Throughout the Lifespan

September 22, 2014
Boston

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Changes in the microbiota throughout the lifespan can have an important effect not only to treat symptoms and disease, but to impact disease prevention and health promotion.  There has been a striking increase in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases in developed countries in recent years.  This symposium will address this area as well as a wide range of emerging issues.

Unrestricted Educational Grants provided by:
Danone Nutritcia Research
Global Probiotics Council
Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.

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Welcome

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


Opening Keynote: Manipulating the Microbiota:
Beyond Traditional Probiotics and Fecal Transplant

R. Balfour Sartor, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, UNC Multidisciplinary Center for IBD Research and Treatment, University of North Carolina


Session IA: Pregnancy

Session !A Abstracts

Moderator: Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD
Dairy & Food Culture Technologies


Keynote: The Microbiota During Pregnancy

Omry Koren, PhD
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Israel


Probiotic Use During Pregnancy
for Protection Against Childhood Diseases

Erika Isolauri, MD, D. Med. Sc
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Turku; Chief Physician, Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Finland


Diet and Microbiotic Exposure During Pregnancy
and Immune Protection Against Allergic Manifestations

Erika von Mutius, MD, MSc
Professor of Pediatrics, Head of Asthma and Allergy Department
Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Germany


Session IA Discussion


Session IB: Neonatal Period

Session !B Abstracts

Moderator: W. Allan Walker, MD
Harvard Medical School


Keynote: Development of Human Infant Intestinal Microbiota

David A. Relman, MD
Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor, Departments of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University


Antibiotics and Neonatal Colonization
(Recording not available)

Martin J. Blaser, MD
Muriel and George Singer Professor of Medicine; Professor of Microbiology
Director, Human Microbiome Program, New York University Langone Medical Center


Establishment of a Milk-Oriented Microbiota in Infants:
New Insight into Probiotics and Prebiotics

David A. Mills, PhD
Peter J. Shields Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science, Department of Viticulture and Enology, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis


Probiotic Studies in NEC

W. 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


The Perinatal Microbiome: Implications for Health and Disease

Josef Neu, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Florida


Session IB Discussion


Session II: Adult Period

Session !I Abstracts

Moderators: Peter R. Holt, MD, The Rockefeller University
and Richard L. Guerrant, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine


Keynote: Diet and the Gut Microbiota

Gary D. Wu, MD
Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor of Gastroenterology; Associate Chief of Research, Division of Gastroenterology; Associate Director, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Microbial Determination of Mucosal Homeostasis
vs Chronic Intestinal Inflammation

R. Balfour Sartor, MD
Distinguised Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology; Director, UNC Multidisciplinary Center for IBD Research and Treatment, University of North Carolina


Microbial Interventions for Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Max Nieuwdorp, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; Head of Experimental Vascular Medicine Department, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherland; Visiting Professor, Gothenborg University, Sweden


Microbiota and Brain Gut Axis

Emeran A. Mayer, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry; Co-Director, CURE: Digestive Disease Research Center; David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Executive Director, Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress


Microbiome-gut-brain Interactions in an Autism Mouse Model

Elaine Y. Hsiao, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Biology & Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology


Session II Discussion


SESSION III: Older Adults

Session !II Abstracts

Moderator: Samuel Klein, MD,
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Keynote: Microbiota in Older Adults–
Changes, Associations, and Intervention Prospects

Paul W. O’Toole, PhD
Professor of Microbial Genomics. School of Microbiology & Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Ireland


Probiotics and the Elderly Microbiome – Is it Ever Too Late to Change

Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Division of Global Health, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital


Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection

Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training; Medical Director, Celiac Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Diet, Microbiota and Atherosclerosis
(Recording not available)

Stanley L. Hazen, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Vice Chair of Translational Research, Lerner Research Institute; Section Head of Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation, Heart and Vascular Institute. Cleveland Clinic


Session III Discussion


Final Overview Keynote: Future Direction

Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, Professor
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles


Closing Remarks

W. Allan Walker, MD


Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition
and Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition

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