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 2017 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

Introduction and presentation of the Journal of Lipid Research Junior Investigator Award and Lectureship Stanley L. Hazen, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

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

11:40 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.

12:30 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)