Microbiome Management in Pregnancy


Clinical afternoon - Microbiome in primary care and maternal health

March 6th, 2019

11:30 - 01:30Registration
12:00 - 01:00KEYNOTE: Disentangling microbiome and probiotic facts from fake news
Gregor Reid, PhD MBA FRSC
01:00 - 01:30Coffee break
Parallel Session 1
PROBIOTICS AND THE HUMAN MICROBIOME: WHAT A CLINICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW
Parallel Session 2
MICROBIOME IN PREGNANCY AND BEYOND: CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS
01:30 - 01:50Antibiotics and diversity loss - the case of C. difficile infection
Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD
Choose your bugs wisely, practice recommendations on neonatal colonization
Kjersti Aagaard, MD PhD FACOG
01:50 - 02:10Bugs and diarrhea, what to take to not go too fast
Jeff Wong, Clinical Pharmacist
Of the bugs that shape us: maternal obesity, the gut microbiome, and long-term disease risk
Deborah Sloboda, PhD
02:10 - 02:30Probiotics for gastrointestinal conditions: what a clinician needs to know
Ruben Hummelen, MD PhD
Prenatal health: going beyond advise on cheese and fish
Kristin Connor, PhD
02:30 - 03:00Coffee break
Exhibits and poster viewing
03:00 - 03:20Microbe management: taking care of your gut microbiota
Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD
Vaginal probiotics, clinical indications and effectiveness
Janneke van de Wijgert, PhD MPH MSc
03:20 - 03:40Irritable bowel syndrome, from frustrational to microbial exercise
John Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC AGAF
Ditching GBS: can probiotics play a role?
Mary Sharpe, RM MEd PhD
03:40 - 04:00Weight loss and diabetes, bugs just holding on to it
Speaker to be announced
Probiotics for mom and the newborn: the indications that matter
Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, Clinical Pharmacist
04:00 - 04:30Panel discussion
Q&A with selected speakers
04:30 - 06:00Reception
Exhibits and poster viewing

 

Research day - Microbiome management in pregnancy

March 7th, 2019

08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:30KEYNOTE: Which pregnancy outcomes do really matter for microbiome research?
Deborah Money, MD FRCSC
09:30 - 10:00KEYNOTE: Where is the signal and where is the noise? Defining impact in microbiome research
Kjersti Aagaard, MD PhD FACOG
10:00 - 10:30Rapid fire talks
4 speakers, 5 minutes, 5 slides
Abstract deadline: January 15th, 2019
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
Exhibits and poster viewing
11:00 - 11:30KEYNOTE: Preventing postpartum depression and anxiety, microbiome interventions
John Bienenstock, MD FRCPC FRSC
11:30 - 11:45Selected speaker from abstract submissions
To be announced
11:45 - 12:00Selected speaker from abstract submissions
To be announced
12:00 - 01:30Lunch
Exhibits and poster viewing
01:30 - 02:30Deep dive sessions - Round 1
- Workshop: Biofilms, mucous and poop, why a 3D perspective on the microbiome changes everything - by Hans Verstraelen, MD PhD MPH and Jessica ter Haar, PhD
- Workshop: Interdisciplinary microbiome research, the tools and the team - by Michael Surette, PhD
- Masterclass: The vaginal microbiome, an overview of a decade of research and challenges going forward - by Janneke van de Wijgert, PhD MPH MSc
- Clinical session: Probiotics in primary care: what a clinician needs to know - by Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, Clinical Pharmacist
02:30 - 02:45Coffee break
02:45 - 03:45Deep dive sessions - Round 2
- Workshop: Interdisciplinary microbiome research, the tools and the team - by Michael Surette, PhD
- Masterclass: The vaginal microbiome, an overview of a decade of research and challenges going forward - by Janneke van de Wijgert, PhD MPH MSc
- Workshop: The vaginal metabolome, lessons learned and tools for the future - by Mariya Petrova, PhD
- Clinical session: Probiotics in pregnancy: indications and safety profile - Speaker to be announced
03:45 - 04:15Coffee break
Exhibits and poster viewing
04:15 - 04:45Rapid fire talks
4 speakers, 5 minutes, 5 slides
Abstract deadline: January 15th, 2019
04:45 - 05:30The bottom line
Summaries and conclusions of all discussion groups
Chair: Gregor Reid, PhD MBA FRSC
05:30 - 05:45Closing remarks
Award Best Rapid Fire Talk and Award Best Poster
05:45 - 06:30Reception
Exhibits and poster viewing
06:30 - 08:00Public Lecture connected to International Women's Day
Vivian Brown, MD CCFP