8:00 am Registration & Morning Coffee

8:50 am Chairperson Opening Remarks

Harnessing the Infant Microbiome as a Preventative Treatment

9:00 am Exploring How the Infant Microbiome Offers a Window of Opportunity for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions

  • Alessio Fasano Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital

9:30 am Targeting the Microbiome to Intercept Childhood Diseases

  • Dirk Gevers Global Head, Microbiome Solutions, Johnson & Johnson

10:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

Examining the Role the Microbiome Plays in the Development of the Immune System, Allergies & Autoimmune Disease

11:00 am Exploring the Development of Early Life Microbial Interventions to Disrupt the Atopic March

  • Nikole Kimes President, CSO & Co-Founder, Siolta Therapeutics

11:30 am Therapeutic Microbiome Manipulation for Treatment & Prevention of Food Allergy

  • Rose Szabady Associate Director, Immunology, Vedanta Bioscience

12:00 pm Lunch

Assessing How Metabolic Disorders Can be Prevented Through Utilization of the Infant Microbiome During Early Development

1:00 pm Food, Microbes & the Gut for Good Growth in Global Health

  • Chris Damman Senior Program Officer, Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

1:30 pm Nutritional & Microbial Factors Influencing Growth Trajectories in Infancy

Utilizing the Microbiome to Improve Treatment of Conditions Related to Preterm Birth

2:00 pm The Importance of a B. Infantis Dominant Infant Gut Microbiome in Protection from Opportunistic Infections in Term & Pre-term Infants

2:30 pm Networking & Afternoon Refreshments

3:15 pm Understanding Gut Health During Early Life

  • Katherine Gregory Director, Newborn Care Improvement and Analytics, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Defining the Best Approach of How Future Research Should be Undertaken

3:45 pm Quantifying & Correcting Bias in Microbiome Sequencing Measurements

4:15 pm Using Precision Diagnostics to Improve Treatment of Infectious Diseases at a Young Age

4:45 pm Speed Learning

5:45 pm Chairperson Closing Remarks

5:55 pm End of Conference Day One & Evening Drinks Reception