Saturday, March 23

8:15-8:30 am

Welcome and Day 1 Kickoff
Gail A. Hecht, MD, MS, Loyola University Medical Center (U.S.)

8:30-9:00 am

Keynote Lecture: Current Understanding of the Human Microbiome
Jack A. Gilbert, PhD, University of Chicago (U.S.)

PLENARY SESSION 1: DIET-MICROBIOTA INTERACTIONS IN HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE

Session Moderator: Giovanni Barbara, MD, University of Bologna (Italy)

9:00-9:30 am

Vegans vs. Omnivores
Suzanne Devkota, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (U.S.)

9:30-10:00 am

FODMAPs and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Magnus Simren, MD, PhD, AGAF, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

10:00-10:30 pm

Metabolic Diseases
Christoph Thaiss, PhD, University of Pennsylvania (U.S.)

10:30-11:00 pm

Morning Break

PLENARY SESSION 2: PROMOTING MICROBIOTA HEALTH THROUGH DIET AND EXERCISE

Session Moderator: Purna Kashyap, MBBS, Mayo Clinic

11:00-11:30 am

Dietary Fiber
Eric Martens, PhD, University of Michigan (U.S.)

11:30-12:00 pm

Fermented Foods
Liping Zhao, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (U.S.)

12:00-12:30 pm

Exercise
Paul Cotter, PhD, University College Cork (Ireland)

12:30-2:00 pm

Networking Lunch


WORKSHOPS SESSIONS

Note: Two sessions are held concurrently and are not repeated.

2:00-3:30 pm

WORKSHOPS 1 AND 2

1. Diet and Clostridium difficile Infection

Robert Britton, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine (U.S.)
Joseph Zackular, PhD, University of Pennsylvania (U.S.)

2. Translating Animal Studies to Humans

Premysl Bercik, MD, McMaster University (Canada)
Dirk Haller, PhD, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

3:30-4:00 pm

Afternoon Break

4:00-5:30 pm

WORKSHOPS 3 AND 4

3. Personalized Nutrition

Eran Elinav, MD, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Karine Clément, MD, PhD, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (France)

4. Microbiome Sequencing and What It Means for Patient Care

Alexander Khoruts, MD, University of Minnesota (U.S.)
Diane Hoffmann, JD, MS, University of Maryland (U.S.)

5:30-7:00 pm

Poster Session and Networking Reception

Sunday, March 24

8:15-8:20 am

Kickoff
Francisco Guarner, MD, PhD, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Spain)

PLENARY SESSION 3: METABOLITES AND NUTRITION

Session Moderator: To be announced

8:20-8:50 am

Amino Acid-based Metabolites
Dylan Dodd, PhD, Stanford University (U.S.)

8:50-9:20 am

TMAO
Stanley L. Hazen, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic (U.S.)

9:20-9:50 am

Microbe-derived Metabolites and the Liver
Rohit Loomba, MD, University of California, San Diego (U.S.)

9:50-10:20 am

Individualized Response of the Microbiome and Metabolome to Diet
Gary D. Wu, MD, University of Pennsylvania (U.S.)

10:20-10:50 am

Morning Break

PLENARY SESSION 4: PROBIOTICS IN HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE

Session Moderator: Hania Szajewska, MD, Medical University of Warsaw (Poland)

10:50-11:20 am

Review of Probiotics in the Treatment and Prevention of Adult GI Conditions
Purna Kashyap, MBBS, Mayo Clinic (U.S.)

11:20-11:50 am

Review of Probiotics in the Treatment and Prevention of Pediatric GI Conditions
Geoffrey Preidis, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine (U.S.)

11:50-12:20 pm

A Randomized Synbiotic Trial to Prevent Sepsis Among Infants
Pinaki Panigrahi, University of Nebraska (U.S.)

12:20-12:50 pm

Next-Generation Probiotics
To be announced

12:50-1:00 pm

Closing remarks
Gail Hecht, MD, MS and Francisco Guarner, MD, PhD

1:00 pm

Lunch for All Attendees

CME information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM).

The AGA Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AGA Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.