Monday, August 7, 2017

Session I: Connections and Cross-talk with the Microbiome

Session Chairs: Jed Friedman, Ph.D.

7:30-8:15 AM Conference Check-In and Breakfast (Grand Ballroom Foyer Registration Desk)

8:30 AM 40th Anniversary Introduction and History: Introduction and Presentation of the Kern Lectureship Award - Moshe Levi, MD, President, Kern Lipid Conference University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

8:45 AM Kern Lecture: “Metabolic Cross Talk Between the Gut Microbiota and Its Host: Novel Therapeutic Opportunities" - Gary Wu, MD, University of Pennsylvania

9:50 AM “Microbial Pathways - The New Therapeutic Frontier in Cardio Metabolic Diseases” - Stan Hazen, MD, Ph.D., Cleaveland Clinic, Lernet Research Institute

10:40 AM “Western Diets, Gut Dysbiosis, and Metabolic Diseases: Are They Linked?” - Vanessa Leone, Ph.D., The University of Chicago

11:30 AM “The Intestinal Microbiome Secretome as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Metabolic and Inflammatory Diseases” - Bernat Raja, Ph.D., Second Genome, Inc.

12:20 PM Lunch (Mountain View Patio)

1:30 PM “Bile Acid Signaling in Gut and Liver Metabolism” - John Chiang, Ph.D., Northeast Ohio Medical University

2:20 PM “Gut Reactions: Chemical Discovery in the Human Microbiome” - Emily Balskus, Ph.D., Harvard University

3:10 PM “Tissue Specific Roles of FXR in NASH Development” - Grace Guo, MBBS, Ph.D., Rutgers University

4:00 PM “Medicines Based on Bacterial Consortia” - Bernat Olle, Ph.D., Vedanta Biosciences

4:50 PM Afternoon Break

6:15 PM Poster Session and Reception (Grand Ballroom, Salons F-J)