2018 Program

Sunday, July 8, 2018  

1:30-5:00 p.m. Registration and Partnering Help Desk Open – (Harbourfront Foyer)

3:00-5:00 p.m. Partnering Program – (Tilly-Tupper Room)

7:00 p.m. Public Lecture: (Sir John A. Ballroom)

  • Martha Carlin – The Biocollective
  • Emeran Mayer, MD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Monday, July 9, 2018

7:30 a.m. Registration & Partnering Help Desk Open

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast & Networking – (Archibald-Campbell Room)

8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks – (Archibald-Campbell Room)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker

  • John Cryan, PhD, University College, Cork (Ireland) – The Microbiome: A Key Regulator of Neurodevelopment & Behaviour

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. SESSION 1: (Archibald-Campbell Room)

  • Derrick MacFabe, MD, Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group (KPEARG) UWO (Canada)Enteric Short Chain Fatty Acids: Microbial Messengers of Metabolism, Mitochondria and Mind: Implications in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Emeran Mayer, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA (USA) – Role of the Brain-Gut Microbiome Axis in Obesity

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. SESSION 2:   INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS 

  • Caroline Popper, MD, MPH – Diversigen
  • Brian Klein, PhD – Vedanta Biosciences
  • Phillip Strandwitz, PhD – Holobiome
  • Amy Pooler, PhD – Nestle Institute of Health Sciences

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12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch – (Harbourfront Foyer)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Partnering Program – (Tilly-Tupper Room)

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. SESSION 3 – (Archibald-Campbell Room)

  • Filip Scheperjans, PhD/MD, Helsinki University (Sweden) – The Microbiome in Parkinson’s Disease: Role as a Potential Biomarker and Relation to Disease Progression
  • Sangram Sisodia, PhD, University of Chicago (USA) – Modulation of Amyloid Deposition and Neuroinflammation By the Microbiome
  • Jun Sun, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)A Gut Feeling in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

 4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Networking Break

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. SESSION 4PANEL DISCUSSION

  • THE IMPACT OF MICROBIOME ON CLINICAL TRIAL OUTCOMES
  • Silke Cresswell, MD, University of British Columbia (Canada) – The Many Talents of Microbes and their Implications for Clinical Research in Parkinson’s Disease

6:00 p.m. Bus departs Delta Prince Edward Hotel to Lobster Dinner

6:30 p.m. Lobster Dinner & Social – New Glasgow Lobster Suppers (Bus transportation provided)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7:30 a.m. Registration & Partnering Help Desk Open – (Harbourfront Foyer)

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Networking (Harbourfront Foyer)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m Keynote Speaker (Industry) (Archibald-Campbell Room)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m SESSION 5:    INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS 

  • Patrick Viega, PhD – Danone Nutricia
  • Stewart Campbell, PhD – Axial Biotherapeutics
  • Martha Carlin – The BioCollective

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10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. SESSION 6: (Archibald-Campbell Room)

  • Premysl Bercik, MD/PhD, McMaster University (Canada) – Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: From Gut Dysfunction to Anxiety and Depression
  • Lisa Brenner, PhD, VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) (USA) – Growing Literature but Limited Evidence: Prebiotic and Probiotic Interventions for Those With Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Melanie Gareau, PhD, University of California Davis (USA) – Microbes and Memories – How the Microbiota Can Impact Cognitive Function

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch – (Harbourfront Foyer)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Partnering Program – (Tilly-Tupper Room)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m SESSION 7:

  • Philip Strandwitz, PhD, Holobiome – Modulation of Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmission by the Gut Microbiota
  • Madelyn Houser, PhD Candidate, Emory UniversityThe Gut-brain Axis: is intestinal inflammation a silent driver of Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis?

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. SESSION 8 – GUT FEEL – FUTURE DIRECTIONS

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Wine & Cheese Reception (Tilly-Tupper Room)