PROGRAMME Postgraduate Course

The Microbiome Meets the Clinic:

Turning Understanding into New Treatments

Course directors: Georgina Hold, Richard Hansen, Jan Bornschein

Thursday, September 8, 2022

08.30 – 10.10         

Session I: Opening - Gut Microbiota Utility in Health Care

Chair: Richard Hansen, Glasgow, United Kingdom + Francesco Boccellato, Oxford, United Kingdom

08.30 – 08.40              

01.01. Course Introduction and Welcome

Georgina Hold, Sydney, Australia

 

08.40 – 09.10              

01.02. The Gut Microbiome and Medicine

Siew Chien Ng, Hong Kong

 

09.10 – 09.40              

01.03. Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics

Núria Malats, Madrid, Spain

 

09.40 – 10.10           

01.04. The microbiome and cancer immunotherapy

Dominique Velin, Epalinges, Switzerland

 

10.10 – 10.30         

Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00         

Session II: Profiling the gut microbiota for the clinic

Chair: Georgina Hold, Sydney, Australia + Mark Pritchard, Liverpool, United Kingdom

10.30 – 11.00         

02.01. Million Microbes Project

Lars Engstrand, Stockholm, Sweden

 

11.00 – 11.30         

02.02. Genomics in the clinic

Morgan Langille, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

11.30 – 12.00         

02.03. Linking the clues – multi-omics and machine learning

Francesco Asnicar, Trento, Italy

12.00 – 13.15         

Lunch Break

13.15 – 14.15         

Session III: Is the microbiome relevant in every day practice? | Open Discussion

Chair: Karen Robinson, Nottingham, United Kingdom + Jan Bornschein, Oxford, United Kingdom

03.01. Presenter of the case:
Pali Hungin, Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

Panelists:                                  

03.02. Rebecca Dunn, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

                                  

03.03. Tanya Monaghan, Nottingham, United Kingdom

                                  

03.04. James McIlroy, Glasgow, United Kingdom

14.15 – 15.35         

Session IV: Microbiome as an adjunct to therapy

Chair: Kenneth McColl, Glasgow, United Kingdom + Gauri Godbole, London, United Kingdom

14.15 – 14.40         

04.01. The Prebiotic Story

Lindsay Hall 

 

14.40 – 15.05          

04.02. Next generation  probiotics

Alan Walker, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

 

15.05 – 15.30         

04.03. Microbial culture - Kochs postulates to durable therapeutics

Jeremiah Faith, New York, NY, USA

15.30 – 16.00         

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.20         

Session V: Standardisation of Clinical Microbiome Reporting

Chair: Anthony Axon, Leeds, United Kingdom + Richard Hansen, Glasgow, United Kingdom

16.00 – 16.20         

05.01. Telling them what they need to know – Scientist perspective          

Julian Marchesi, London, United Kingdom

 

Debate about the microbiome (for/against)

 

16.20 – 16.40         

05.02. Microbiome is the final answer (treatment and clinical outcomes)

Juozas Kupcinskas, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

16.40 – 17.00         

05.03. Microbiome testing and reporting is not ready for mainstream clinical practice

Gauri Godbole, London, United Kingdom

 

17.00 – 17.20         

Panel discussion on future directions

17.20 – 18.00         

Session VI: State-of-the-Art Lecture

Chair: Georgina Hold, Sydney, Australia

06.01. Pieter C. Dorrestein, La Jolla, CA, USA

19.00 – 20.00

Welcome Reception hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow at the Glasgow City Chambers

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