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Microbiome: Therapeutic Implications (T1)

Scientific Organizers: Justin L. Sonnenburg, Fergus Shanahan and Suzanne Devkota


October 6—10, 2019

INEC, Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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** Registration currently unavailable **



Discounted Abstract Deadline: June 6, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is July 9, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: June 6, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: July 9, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is June 6, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: August 7, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, October 6 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, October 10 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, October 11 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
David A. Relman, Stanford University, USA
Humans, History and the Study of Microbiomes: Where Have We Been, Where do We Need to Go?

09:00—11:15
Live Microbial Therapeutics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
Bernat Olle, Vedanta Biosciences, USA
Immune Modulating Microbe Cocktails

Coffee Break

Jessica Ravikoff Allegretti, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
FMT for C. difficile and Beyond

Paul E. Carlson, US Food and Drug Administration, USA
Regulatory Considerations for Microbiome Related Products

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Foyer
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Using the Microbiome to Alter Immune Status: Beyond Colonic Bacteria
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
David M. Underhill, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
A Role for the Fungal Microbiota in Crohn’s Disease?

Susan V. Lynch†, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Infant Probiotics for Combatting Allergies and Asthma

Elena F. Verdu, McMaster University, Canada
Small Intestine Microbiome, Gluten Metabolism, and Celiac Disease

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Foyer

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

08:00—11:00
Diet as a Lever for Altering the Microbiome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
Suzanne Devkota, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Under Pressure: How Microbes Adapt to Dietary Surplus and Deficiency

Paul W. O'Toole, University College Cork, Ireland
The Impact of Diet on Microbiome in Aging

Coffee Break

Liping Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and Rutgers University, USA
Diets, Microbes, and Diabetes

Rachel N. Carmody†, Harvard University, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Foyer
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Controlling Microbial Metabolism
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
Eric C. Martens, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Diet-Induced, Microbial Mucus Erosion as a Catalyst for Intestinal Diseases

Weston Whitaker, Novome Biotechnologies, USA
Synthetic Biology for Engineering Gut Microbes

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Foyer

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

08:00—11:00
Looking to the Past, Predicting the Future
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
Justin L. Sonnenburg, Stanford University, USA
Ancestral Microbes and Precision Human Interventions

Speaker to be Announced

Coffee Break

Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Personalized Medicine based on Gut Microbiome and Clinical Data

Fergus Shanahan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Translating Microbiome Science - Replacing Roadblocks with Roadmaps

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Foyer
14:30—16:30
Workshop: Preparing an Investigational New Drug Application

Main Auditorium
Paul E. Carlson, US Food and Drug Administration, USA

Susan V. Lynch, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Bernat Olle, Vedanta Biosciences, USA

Jessica Ravikoff Allegretti, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Therapeutics- A Whole Body Approach
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
Elizabeth A. Grice, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Skin Microbiome Roles in Barrier Function and Repair

John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland
What Happens in Vagus Doesn’t Always Stay in Vagus: Gut-Brain Connection

Eileen Murphy, Alimentary Health, Ireland
The Pipeline from Concept to Market - Harnessing the Microbiome for Health

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Foyer

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

08:00—11:00
Antibiotic Resistance, Microbe Killing, and Survival
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
Kevin Foster, University of Oxford, UK
Cooperation and Competition in Bacteria: From Model Systems to the Microbiome

Ami S. Bhatt, Stanford University, USA
Mechanisms of Microbial Diversification and Resistance

Coffee Break

Speaker to be Announced

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—18:45
Next‑Gen Therapeutics and New Frontiers
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
Ines Thiele, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Modeling Gut Microbiome Metabolism

Jeff F. Miller, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Accelerated Protein Evolution in Bacteria, Archaea and their Viruses by Diversity-Generating Retroelements

Jill Banfield†, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/06/2019

Main Auditorium
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Foyer

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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