2016 Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

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

September 15-16, 2016
Boston, MA

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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


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

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

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


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

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.