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Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Gut Health, Microbiota & Probiotics
Throughout the Lifespan 2016:
Metabolic & Brain Function

Recorded September 15-16, 2016
Boston, MA

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Thursday September 15, 2016

Welcome

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


SESSION I:
METABOLIC FUNCTION

Moderator:
Samuel Klein, MD
William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science
Director, Center for Human Nutrition
Director, Center for Applied Research Sciences
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Medical Director, Weight Management Program
Washington University School of Medicine


PREGNANCY: “Factors that Influence the Perinatal Microbiome”
(Recording not available.)


Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine


INFANT: “Manipulating the Infant Microbiome to Improve Metabolic Health“

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


ADULTHOOD: “Influence of the Microbiome on Body Weight Regulation”

Rob Knight, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Computer Science
& Engineering, University of California, San Diego


ADULTHOOD: “Dissecting the Role of the Gut Microbiome
in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes”

C. Ronald Kahn, MD
Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center


ADULTHOOD: “Gut Microbiota and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases”

Andrew Gewirtz, PhD
University Center Professor,
Center for Inflammation, Immunity & Infection,
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Georgia State University


ADULTHOOD: “Host Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease"

Eran Elinav, MD, PhD
Senior Scientist, Immunology Department
Incumbent of the Rina Gudinski Development Chair
Weizmann Institute of Science


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


ADULTHOOD: “Manipulating the Adult Gut Microbiome for Metabolic Health”
(Recording not available.)

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)


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


Outlook on Gut Health and Metabolic Function
Samuel Klein, MD

Closing Remarks:
W. Allan Walker, MD


Friday September 16, 2016

SESSION II:
BRAIN FUNCTION

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


PREGNANCY: “Transmission of Maternal Stress Signals
in Neurodevelopment via the Micriobiome”

Tracy Bale, MD
Professor of Neuroscience, School of Veterinary Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania


INFANT PERIOD: “Does Obstetric Mode of Delivery Alter Brain Function?”

Ted Dinan, PhD
Professor and Department Head, Psychiatry
University of College Cork


ADULTHOOD: “Indigenous Bacterial Species from the Gut Microbiota
Regulate Host Serotonin Biosynthesis”

(Recording not available)

Elaine Hsiao, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles


ADULTHOOD: “Gut Microbiota Brain Interactions in IBS”

Kirsten Tillisch, MD
Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles


OLDER ADULT: “Gut Microbiota Related to Parkinson’s Disease”

Filip Scheperjans, MD, PhD
Neurologist, Helsinki University Hospital


Outlook on Gut Health and Brain Function
Emeran A. Mayer, MD

Closing Remarks
W. Allan Walker, MD


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

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