Women & their Microbes 2019

March 6-7th, 2019

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Clinical afternoon on March 6th

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Keynote

Dr. Gregor Reid | Disentangling microbiome and probiotic facts from fake news

Parallel Session 1

Probiotics and the human microbiome: what a clinican needs to know

Parallel Session 2

Microbiome in pregnancy and beyond: clinical implications
Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe

Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe | Antibiotics and diversity loss - the case of C. difficile infection

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Dr. Kjersti Aagaard

Dr. Kjersti Aagaard | Choose your bugs wisely, practice recommendations on neonatal colonization

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Dr. Jeff Wong | Bugs and diarrhea, what to take to not go too fast

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Dr. Deborah Sloboda

Dr. Deborah Sloboda | Of the bugs that shape us: maternal obesity, the gut microbiome, and long-term disease risk

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Dr. Jaimie Hemsworth | Weight loss and diabetes, bugs just holding on to it

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Dr. Jennifer Stearns | Infant and maternal factors that predict the developing infant gut microbiome

Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe

Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe | Microbe management: taking care of your gut microbiota

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Dr. Kristin Connor | Maternal health: going beyond the prenatal window and advice on cheese and fish

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Dr. John Marshall | Irritable bowel syndrome, from frustrational to microbial exercise

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Dr. Mary Sharpe

Dr. Mary Sharpe | Ditching GBS: can probiotics play a role?

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Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, RPh | Probiotics in primary care, the indications to complete your arsenal

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Dr. Janneke van de Wijgert | Vaginal probiotics, clinical indications and effectiveness

Research day on March 7th

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Keynote

Dr. Deborah Money | Which pregnancy outcomes do really matter for microbiome research?

Dr. Kjersti Aagaard

Keynote

Dr. Kjersti Aagaard | Where is the signal and where is the noise? Defining impact in microbiome research

Dr. John Bienenstock

Keynote

Dr. John Bienenstock | Lessons from pregnant and adolescent mice: gut microbes, antibiotics and depression

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Presentation

Dr. Nikky Contractor | Human  milk oligosaccharides, role in shaping the maternal and infant microbiome

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Dr. Janet Hill | Pregnancy associated changes in the vaginal microbiome

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Workshop

Dr. Michael Surette | Interdisciplinary microbiome research, the tools and the team

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Masterclass

Dr. Janneke van de Wijgert | The vaginal microbiome, an overview of a decade of research and challenges going forward

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Workshop

Dr. Jean Macklaim | Understanding vaginal microbiomics: technologies, challenges and opportunities

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Dr. Michael France and Dr. Mariya Petrova | The vaginal metabolome, lessons learned and tools for the future

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Clinical session

Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, RPh and Dr. Jessica ter Haar | Probiotics in primary care: what a clinician needs to know

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Clinical session

Dr. Kristin Connor, Kelly Hayes and Dr. Ruben Hummelen | Probiotics in pregnancy: indications and safety profile